Amy Winehouse's Last Song

This week, in honor of what would have been Amy Winehouse’s 28th birthday, her duet with the legendary crooner Tony Bennett was released. The two recorded the jazz standard “Body and Soul” last March, just four months before Winehouse’s untimely death, to which no definitive cause has been attributed.

In a video about the recording Winehouse looks almost demure in a loose-fitting pink, grey, black and white argyle sweater as she lays down the track with Bennett. Relaxed and healthy-looking, Winehouse says she told “Tone” that she was excited that this particular song had been chosen. “It’s a beautifully written song, and it’s something you can do a lot with.”

The video clip ends with the two singers finishing the song together beautifully. “Our singing together just blended perfectly. It couldn’t have been better,” Winehouse said with a smile.

Proceeds from the sale of the single go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by Winehouse’s father, Mitchell Winehouse, to “help children who are suffering from economic disadvantage, who are ill, who are suffering with drug abuse; children and young adults who need help desperately.”

Watch Amy Winehouse perform ‘Body and Soul’ with Tony Bennett:

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