Most of y’all know I was hospitalized for eight days recently. (I haven’t been home a week yet, but I’m feeling better.) ANYway. There was one hour while I was in the Isolation Unit that went by so sweetly. I found Tony Bennett Duets II, Great Performances and was able to just relax.
I love that John Mayer was nervous…and I love that Lady Gagawasn’t.
I can’t wait to see the entire special again.
And yes, I’ll get around to writing about why I was in the hospital once we get some more answers next week. Thank you all for the kind thoughts sent my way. My darling SilverFox Husband relayed all of the well-wishes every day when he visited me.
At a mere 46 seconds, the snippet of Amy’s final recording of “Body And Soul,” with Tony Bennett took me to a smoky jazzy-blues club way back in the day…a place my grandparents would’ve frequented. Jim in his Air Force uniform and Babe in her red lipstick and heels.
“Everybody was apprehensive as to how it was going to go,” Bennett told Rolling Stone, speaking of their collaboration.
“But she was really the best of all the young artists that I met in the current scene in the last 10 or 15 years. She was really singing true jazz. It’s just too tragic. I wanted to talk to her and tell her that if she doesn’t stop she’s going to die. I wanted to talk her out of the drugs, but unfortunately I never had a chance to talk to her.”
“What’s going to happen is that we’re putting [“Body and Soul”] out ahead of the album,” Bennett told MTV. “And it’s going to afoundation that her father started to teach all the young children not to take drugs, and all the royalties of the record will go to that.”
That is the world-weary voice of an old soul…not of a 27 year old chick that we lost too soon.