Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Amy Winehouse’s Last Recording: Tony Bennett Duet

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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

Roger Friedman
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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.

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