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Monday 18 December 2017

Video: Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett to be released

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse attend the after show party for Tony Bennett's concert at Royal Albert Hall in 2010. Photo: Getty Images
Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse attend the after show party for Tony Bennett's concert at Royal Albert Hall in 2010. Photo: Getty Images

Independent.ie reporters

A duet between jazz legend Tony Bennett and the late singer Amy Winehouse is being released as a single to raise funds for a charity established by her father.

The classic pop song “Body and Soul” was recorded by Winehouse and Bennett in March and is one of her last works.



The Grammy award winning star died suddenly at just 27 on July 23, after a long battle with alcohol and drugs.



An official cause of death for Winehouse has not been determined. Her father, Mitch, is creating a foundation in her name to help drug addicts.



Proceeds from Bennett and Winehouse's recording, which is being released as a single, will go to the foundation, said Liz Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for Bennett.



The song will also appear on Bennett's ``Duets II'' CD to be released on Sept. 20.



Bennett, a Grammy winning jazz great whose biggest songs include ``I Left My Heart in San Francisco'' and ``Rags to Riches,'' was 85 yesterday.



He recorded ``Body and Soul'' with Winehouse at the Abbey Road Studios in London, and has credited her for her abilities as a jazz singer.



Grammy winner Winehouse was famed for her black beehive hair and soulful voice, and is best known for her 2006 song ''Rehab'' that summed up her struggles with addiction.

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