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Amy Winehouse’s last recording date may have been a recent duet on the classic song “Body and Soul” with 84 year old Tony Bennett. The recording was made back on March 23rd at London’s Abbey Road stiods. It will be included on Tony’s duets album set for September release. Sources who worked on the session, which was filmed and photographed for posterity, said Winehouse came in, did her job, was no problem. They were amazed, in fact, about how well things went. This was just in the last two weeks. But now Winehouse is dead, found at her London home today. It’s a tragedy, of course.

There were also high hopes that Winehouse would finally settle down and record a follow up to her Grammy winning “Back to Black” album with the hit song, “Rehab.” She hadn’t released a new album since 2007. But source said that her producer. Mark Ronson, was hopeful that they’d be getting to work soon. Her legacy is in fact a very small output for a singer at 27 who was so popular. But Winehouse’s drug and alcohol problems just overwhelmed her. What a shame that 40 years after the death of her inspiration, Janis Joplin, not much has changed.

There’s only other recording I know of, by Amy. She did a track on Quincy Jones’s “Soul Bossa Nostra” album last year. It was a cover, ironically, of Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To.”  Amy, rest in peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gceGGSSxDqo

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
5 replies to this post
  1. Checkout a young Amy Winehouse on YouTube title: “Amy Winehouse swr3 New Pop Festival 2004” she was as beautiful as her voice. God bless Amy.

  2. I call Amy, “The Princess of Jazz Blues”. Before the substance abuse her voice was as pure and strong as you will ever hear, with incredible range. Based on how she sounded at concerts in 2008 (not good) it is a miracle she sounded so good on March 23, 2011 with Tony Bennett at Abbey Road Studios. God please bless her soul. RIP Amy Jade Winehouse ;-/

  3. It was one of the best duets ever. I loved it and I find myself looking it up on the computer regularly. they sound great together and im sure amy had more to offer before she left us. a lot of people are talented and have much to offer but cant get noticed. those who get choose or get a chance to show how talented they are are very lucky. I have two boys whom like to make beats. bless them and bless those who have and who have not and amy she is a have.

  4. R.I.P. Amy. You were an original. And if anyone reading this column wants to hear the absolute best of Amy’s work, you should listen to her first CD, “Frank.” It is an absolute masterpiece.

    I am just so sad that she could not get out from under the crush of addiction. I kept rooting for her, believing that she would. Amy didn’t get to meet her full potential — something else her addiction took away from her, and from us.

    A brilliant talent.

    Just so very, very sad.

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