Amy Winehouse Discusses Recording “Body And Soul” With Tony Bennett

As though she never left us, Amy Winehouse appears in a behind-the-scenes look documenting her recording session with Tony Bennett as the two performed the 1930s song “Body And Soul” in March 2011. It’s bittersweet to see new footage of Amy, particularly when she’s acting as bubbly and put together as she is during her interview. Watch late singer speak of her experience recording the duet in the video below.

Amy, who calls Mr. Bennett “Tone”, says she first met the singer when she took her family to go see him perform at Royal Albert Hall — two nights in a row. The pop star recounts how ecstatic her father was upon hearing that she would be teaming up with the legendary crooner for his Duets II album.

“When my dad saw that me and Tony would be singing ‘Body And Soul’, he said, ‘Oh, it’s only my favorite song in the world you’re going to sing! Oh my god! Do you know it?’” To which Amy responded, “Of course I know it, Mitchell, I’m your daughter. Of course I know it!”

She continues: “It was really exciting that he chose that song because I do love it, is such a beautifully written song. And its a song you can do a lot with… and the ending just worked out perfect. Our singing together just blended… it couldn’t have been better.”

The full video for “Body And Soul” will premiere Wednesday September 14. Duets II drops in stores September 20.

  • Bradley

    Awesome preview, thanks!

  • JD

    This was just lovely…I believe I’m gonna have to get this album!

  • http://yahoo Rose

    I’m so happy that we got to see Amy for who she really was before her passing and that she was actually trying to put her life back together. This video of her will leave many good memories of the talented singer. She is one of my favorite singers and it’s too bad she left us so soon. Everytime I heard her voice I wanted to keep hearing more and more and was always hoping she’d come out with new music. With all the great music she left behind I will forever cherish her voice. Love you Amy Winehouse.

  • Jehains

    A sweet final effort from Amy, she will be missed. I am an old man (75) and I do not understand the difficulties she faced in her life. I do not speculate on anything but
    the quality of her talent. God blessed us all with her talent, now may be bless her
    once more as to her soul may it be at rest,

  • Tom Chruch

    I never gave Amy much of a listen. With all the negative PR on her. Iam sorry iI didn’t get to see her live,Tremendous talent lost. I know how addiction can affect or end ones life even after a while in recovery.