by Allyson Koerner
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In the past couple weeks, Amy Winehouse has been making headlines for her death and struggles with addiction, but fans and supporters have joined hands to support the late singer.  Mr. Tony Bennett has been the most recent supporter to sing his praises for the jazz singer.

Bennett’s most recent album, ‘Duets II,’ includes songs with several pop stars such as, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, John Mayer and Winehouse. Bennett recorded the song, ‘Body and Soul,’ with Winehouse. It’s most likely he was the last person to record with her, before her death.

On Wed., Aug. 3, Bennett revealed on the ‘Today’ show, “That’s right, that was the last record she made. It was great. She sang beautifully.”

Their duet will now serve as a charity single and will come out before the album is released in September.

“Actually, what’s going to happen is that we’re putting that out ahead of the album [due out September 20],” Bennett said. “And it’s going to a foundation that her father started to teach all the young children not to take drugs, and all the royalties of the record will go to that.”  

Shortly after Winehouse’s death, her father, Mitch, announced he would be starting a foundation to help people and their struggles with addiction.

“Amy was beautiful. She was quite nervous, but I thought, I met Sinatra before a show, and he was nervous, and Duke Ellington, and he was nervous. What calmed her down when we did the record, and I’ll never forget it, I said the way you sound [you sound like] Dinah Washington … and that calmed her down. She’s truly a good jazz singer. She’s not making believe it’s jazz. She’s completely original and she’s good at it,” Bennett told the BBC last month.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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