A preview of the upcoming duet between Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett has appeared online. You can listen to it here. Meanwhile, the man who hastily registered the Amy Winehouse Foundation name has defended himself against an angry Mitch Winehuse.
A 46-second clip taken from the collaboration between Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett, called Body and Soul, which will feature on Bennett’s upcoming album Duets II can now be heard by fans.
The track is the last recording that Amy Winehouse completed before she tragically died last month at the age of 27.
Bennett (85) has previously announced that the track will be released as a single, with the profits donated to a foundation to be set up by Winehouse’s father Mitch. He has praised Winehouse as being as fine a jazz singer as many of the greatest in the past.
While things are going well with the release of the jazz duet, the man who registered Amy Winehouse Foundation Ltd with Companies House has hit back at Mitch Winehouse for calling him a “d**khead.”
Winehouse’s legal team are trying to reach an agreement with Martin McCann, from Uxbridge, who Mitch says “stole” the name for his planned charity in memory of his daughter.
McCann also registered the domain name amywinehousefoundation.com shortly after Mitch first announced his plans. He obviously hopes to make money from these decisions but he told The Sun newspaper,
“I’m not exploiting anything yet. I’ve just bought some domain names. Anybody could have. It only takes the click of a mouse. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed. Detach yourself from emotions and think business.”
He lashed out at bereaved father, Mitch, saying, he was trying “to satiate his own needs for the charity. She’s not the only Amy Winehouse in the world.”
Apparently, according to McCann,
“I’m not the d**khead. The d**khead is sitting over there without the name in his possession.”
Mitch has said he will return donation cheques made out to The Amy Winehouse Foundation while the name is still in dispute.
McCann said that he wants to “come to an arrangement” with Mitch regarding the company name and website, but only if he receives an apology for being insulted on Twitter. Presumably, that’s going to involve a lot of money for him.
What do you think to all these legal wranglings over The Amy Winehouse Foundation? Was Mitch Winehouse stupid to talk about the foundation before registering the name? Is Martin McCann really the bad guy or did he make a shrewd business decision we all wish we had made?
Whatever, we’re giving away something for free here. Listen to a 46-second clip of Body and Soul below: