To celebrate her birthday the song ‘Body and Soul’, a duet which Winehouse recorded with Tony Bennett a few months before she was found dead, is being released with all proceeds from sale going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by her family.
In a statement, Winehouse’s family said, the foundation was established “ to support charities and organisations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people”.
On the foundation’s website a good-humored Amy can be seen in a clip, noting that the song is her father Mitch’s favorite. She also jokes about meeting Bennett – “Can I call him ‘Tone’?” she asks.
She says of their duet: “Our singing together just blended perfectly. It couldn’t have been better.”
Her family members plan to spend Wednesday quietly, with Mitch staying in New York with his cousin. Later in the week, he is set to join Bennett for the CD launch.
As Mitch Winehouse recently told CNN’s Piers Morgan: “Her legacy will be her music. Hopefully, there will be some more music. I don’t think there’s a great deal to come, [but] there will be some more, hopefully.”
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a people.com publication)