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Behind-The-Scenes Of Amy Winehouse Recording Body & Soul!

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So bittersweet to see her looking so healthy and happy before her tragic passing.

Although a brief clip of this was presented during her tribute at the MTV Video Music Awards, please check out an extended behind the scenes look of the late Amy Winehouse performing Body & Soul with Tony Bennett, and discussing her history with the song (above)!

Tony Bennett later said:

“What I love about Amy Winehouse is that, of all the singers since the Beatles, you automatically check everyone out who’s a lot younger, but there’s been such a big walk away from jazz. Some people think that anyone could sing jazz, but they can’t. It’s a gift of learning how to syncopate but it’s also a spirit that you’re either born with or you’re not. And Amy was born with that spirit. She was very nervous to perform, but I said, ‘You know, it sounds like you’re influenced by Dinah Washington.’ And all of the sudden, her whole life changed. She said, ‘How did you know that Dinah Washington is my goddess?’ She did some Dinah Washington licks, and from that moment on, she just relaxed. And it came out wonderful. She was like, ‘Tony understands me, you know?’ Jazz is a wonderful art. Listening to it, I compare it to watching the greatest tennis player who’s so intelligent about where he places the ball, it becomes effortless. The great ones that are very talented know just how to turn jazz singing into a performance that’s unforgettable. And Amy had that gift. The fact that she died at 27 years old is just horrible to me. If she had lived, she would’ve been right up there with Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. It’s just a tragedy.”

It truly, truly is.

But we're so happy to know that she got to perform such a beautiful song with one of her idols. It eases our heartache to see her in this video.

This is exactly how she should be remembered.

May she R.I.P.

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9 comments to “Behind-The-Scenes Of Amy Winehouse Recording Body & Soul!”

  1. 1

    Sounds like she has a ballsac in her mouf.

  2. 2

    Never knew she was so funny. RIP

  3. 3

    Someone should have put her in rehab and made her stay in until she stopped drinking (for however long it took.)

  4. 4

    Re: green jeans – If only it were that simple….

  5. 5

    I dont think you are happy for anything Perez, after all you bashed her, posted pics of her boobs and her nipples, made fun of her and endless criticism for her. You did the same thing with Brittany Murphy. At least stop being a hyprocrite and just do the post without your opinions which are all lies to try to clean your conscience.

  6. 6

    Amy sounds fantasic on this. It reminds us all what a truely beautiful voice she had. Amy was the real deal, no self-righteous B.S. what you see is what you get w/ her. I loved that about Amy, she wasn't like our industry generated pop starlets, she was an original. To dismiss her because she had an addiction would simply be wrong. She was more than that, she was a true talent and star !

  7. 7

    What a loss … she was such an original. This performance sends chills up my spine!

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  9. 9

    Loved it!