Title: Duets II
Author: Tony Bennett
Winner of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Bennett’s duet with Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul”, won Best Performance from a Duo or Group. His Duet with Queen Latifah, “Who can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me)”, was the winner of Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.
DUETS II is the follow-up to Tony Bennett’s multi-platinum CD, DUETS, which was released in conjunction with Tony’s 80th birthday in 2006. DUETS won three Grammy Awards and was the singer’s best selling album to date.
Now the legendary performer celebrates a milestone 85th birthday with the release of DUETS II. The singer has completed recording with Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin, adding to a celebrated list of artists previously announced including Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and many others. Lady Gaga joined Tony for a rendition of the Richard Rodgers song, “The Lady Is A Tramp” and Bennett and Franklin collaborated on the Alan and Marilyn Bergman classic, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.”
Phil Ramone produced the original DUETS as well as DUETS II.