Posted in music on July 23, 2011

84 year old Tony Bennett w/ a 27 year old Amy Winehouse
Tony and Amy

The great Tony Bennett has a new album of Duets, titled Duets II, coming out on September 20th. The 17-track CD features boring names like Michael Buble, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow, and some interesing names like Willie Nelson and Lady Gaga, but most notably includes a duet with Amy Winehouse who unfortunately never had the chance to realize her full potential due to a sad past few years and her untimely death today (7/23/2011).

In a video interview (that you can watch HERE), Tony says "Amy Winehouse was my favorite to perform with on the whole album." He compares her to Dina Washington and says she had the butterflies and nervousness that all the greats like Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington had. He talks about how they clicked and says he thought she really loved to perform (though you might not know it from recent live videos) (too much butterfly medicine). RIP Amy.

Winehouse hasn't released an album since 2006 hit "Back to Black". The album won five of six Grammys it was nominted for including Record of the Year (and Best New Artist). She also won at the Brits that year. She was nominated for the UK's Mercury Prize twice. In 2004 "Frank" lost to Franz Ferdinand. In 2006 she lost to the Klaxons (check out who was nominated this year). Whether or not Amy has any other unreleased material remains to be seen, though there were rumors that she also recently recorded a track with Cee Lo Green.

Speaking of duets, in Amy Winehouse's too-short career she also performed with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Mark Ronson, sort of Ghostface, and probably others I missed.

The full tracklist and cover art for Tony's "Duets II", and a video of Amy performing with The Rolling Stones, below...

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Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Live '07 Isle Of Wight

Tony Duets

Duets II tracklist
ANDREA BOCELLI Stranger In Paradise
MICHAEL BUBLÉ Don't Get Around Much Anymore
MARIAH CAREY When Do The Bells Ring For Me
NATALIE COLE Watch What Happens
SHERYL CROW The Girl I Love
ARETHA FRANKLIN How Do You Keep The Music Playing
JOSH GROBAN This Is All I Ask
FAITH HILL The Way You Look Tonight
NORAH JONES Speak Low
LADY GAGA The Lady Is A Tramp
K. D. LANG Blue Velvet
JOHN MAYER One For My Baby
WILLIE NELSON On The Sunny Side Of The Street
QUEEN LATIFAH Who Can I Turn To
ALEJANDRO SANZ Yesterday I Heard The Rain
CARRIE UNDERWOOD It Had To Be You
AMY WINEHOUSE Body And Soul

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Comments (19)

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 2:13 PM

That photo looks like it was taken in a wax museum.

0_0

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 2:15 PM

frump

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 2:26 PM

LMAO at losing to Franz Ferdinand and the Klaxons

Really, who's gonna be remembered 30 years from now? (even regardless of her death, her 2nd album will stand the test of time far longer than "The Klaxons"

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 2:32 PM

I think Tony Bennet is amazing, and I already miss Amy Winehouse, but FUCK ENOUGH WITH THE DUETS ALBUMS ALREADY!!! ENOUGH!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 2:49 PM

Agreed.
Yo, Amys music reached to all generations. My mom even likes her music.. Will Waves or best coast ever cross lines? not a chance. Amy was pure talent.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 5:36 PM

Oh my gawd! Yes Amy was so great the way she ripped off blues singers so well. It was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 6:30 PM

Oh my gawd! Yes Amy was so great the way she ripped off blues singers so well. It was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 6:30 PM

There was a Sinatra "Duets" sketch on SNL that just absolutely fucking slayed. Mike Myers as Barbra Streisand, Adam Sandler as Bono, and Rob Schneider as KD Lang.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 23, 2011 8:48 PM

The best Sinatra sketch ever on SNL had Joe Piscapo as Frank and Eddie Murphy as Stevie Wonder. That was some funny shit son.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 8:53 PM

Whos that ugly drag queen next to Tony Bennett?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 10:50 PM

^ Your mom.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 12:38 AM

tony must have loved that breast rubbing into his chest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:10 AM

I know this isn't the time for this but Amy looks like a tranny in that pic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:41 AM

i liked it when she got the big fake tits. made this slut look eve trashier.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:48 AM

Barroco Colon is mad ugly

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:55 AM

british girls are frumpy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 9:08 AM

Tony's fake hair, meet Amy's fake breasts

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:19 PM

do u think they boned?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:20 AM

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