And The GRAMMY Went To ...Tony Bennett And Amy Winehouse
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Body And Soul" (>iTunes)
Artists: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Won for: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Previous wins: Bennett has 14 prior GRAMMY Awards, including Record Of The Year for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" (1962) and Album Of The Year for MTV Unplugged (1994); the late Winehouse won five GRAMMYs, including Record and Song Of The Year for "Rehab" and Best New Artist (2007)
Did you know?: The music for "Body And Soul" was composed by Johnny Green, with lyrics by Frank Eyton, Edward Heyman and Robert Sour. The jazz standard has been covered by many artists, including GRAMMY winners Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Haden, Wes Montgomery, and Frank Sinatra. Bennett and Winehouse recorded their version at famed Abbey Road Studios in London. "Body And Soul" is featured on Bennett's Duets II, which won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, an award he has now won five times in the past decade. Bennett now has 16 GRAMMYs, and he has the longest span of GRAMMY-winning activity with 49 years between wins. Winehouse's five GRAMMY wins in 2007 set a record for the most GRAMMYs won by a female British artist. Her record was broken by Adele, who won six this year. "Body And Soul" marked the final recording for Winehouse, who died July 23, 2011. Bennett invited Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, to join him to accept the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award during the Pre-Telecast Ceremony.