Tony Bennett to donate royalties from Amy Winehouse duet to charity

By | Published on Friday 5 August 2011

Amy Winehouse

Jazz great Tony Bennett is to release his cover of pop classic ‘Body And Soul’, the duet he recorded with Amy Winehouse earlier this year, as a charity single. He has confirmed that all proceeds from the collaboration will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an addiction support organisation Mitch Winehouse has proposed to establish in his daughter’s name.

Recorded in March of this year, ‘Body And Soul’ represents one of Amy’s last known studio recordings prior to her as-yet unexplained death last month. The song will be released ahead of Tony’s new album ‘Duets II’, which is due out on 20 Sep.

“She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist”, said Bennett of his ‘Body And Soul’ partner. “When we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honoured to have the opportunity to sing with her”.