Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:27am by London Newsdesk
Amy Winehouse's Tony Bennett duet for drug treatment foundation
Amy Winehouse's duet with Tony Bennett is set to raise funds for the late singer's self-titled drug treatment foundation, recently proposed by her family.
The track, 'Body And Soul' which will be featured on Bennett's 'Duets II' album, was recorded with Winehouse at EMI's London Abbey Road studios. The album is due out on September 19,
Speaking about the recording sessions, he said in an interview with Billboard:
"She was a little apprehensive about how to go about it, and I said to her, 'I may be wrong, but it sounds like you're influenced by Dinah Washington' and that just blew her mind. She just said, 'Oh my God, you mean you can actually hear that? She's my idol' And that relaxed her, and that's the record we ended up making."
Bennett also opened up about trying to help her through her troubled times, adding:
"I was convinced I would be able to help her and talk her out of... taking drugs. The foundation is a great way to turn something positive out of this."
The song will be the first recorded output to feature Winehouse's voice since she provided vocals for Mark Ronson's hit cover of The Zutons' 'Valerie' in 2007.
Meanwhile, Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father will be meeting members of the Government to discuss plans to set up the rehabilitation centre today (August 18).
Watch Tony Bennett talk about Amy Winehouse in his interview with The Guardian here: