Tony Bennett - Tony Bennett: 'Amy Winehouse Was As Good As Fitzgerald And Holiday'

Tony Bennett will always mourn the loss of Amy Winehouse as working with her convinced him she was as talented as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
The British singer died in July (11) and her last ever recording, a duet with Bennett called Body and Soul, appears on the veteran crooner's new album, Duets II.
Bennett is adamant Winehouse had a "rare" talent that hasn't been seen since jazz greats such as Fitzgerald and Holiday.
He tells Bbc Breakfast, "It was very interesting (working with Winehouse), it's almost like seeing... I knew that she wasn't well, yet she gave it everything. She as a very good jazz singer, very rare, as good as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, she just had that gift. She was wonderful that day (we recorded the song), she loved every moment of it."


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Amy Winehouse was exceptional, I loved her!!!! She admits she loved these artists and listened to them for hours on end. She had the talent to become a great & develop into an artist whose depth was as far reaching, but she by no means was an Ella or a Billie! To make that statement is irresponsible & insulting to the legacy of these two greats. Amy could not TOUCH Ella Fitzgerald!!! least not by the time of death. One song "Body & Soul", sung, attempting capture the spirit of the great Billie Holiday, does not an icon make... Mr. Bennett.
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