Red Hot + Indigo

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Red Hot + Indigo
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Compilation album Charity Album by
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists)
ReleasedMarch 13, 2001
LabelRed Hot Organization
ProducerPaul Heck
John Carlin
Chris Dell'Olio
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists) chronology
Optic Nerve
Red Hot + Indigo
Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti
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Red Hot + Indigo is the 13th entry from the Red Hot AIDS benefit series of compilation albums produced by Paul Heck. It marks the tenth anniversary of the Red Hot Organization (RHO), an international organization which uses mass media as a fundraising tool for its efforts at increasing public AIDS awareness.

As with a trio of earlier entries from the series (Red Hot + Blue, Red Hot + Rio and Red Hot + Rhapsody), Red Hot + Indigo is a tribute to the legacy of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, Duke Ellington.

It also marked the return to the creation of music-themed releases, following the detour release of 1999's spoken word album, Optic Nerve, the tribute to artist-activist David Wojnarowicz. (Because of the focus of this release, it is not considered part of the series.)


In conjunction with the release of Indigo, hosted an RHO Benefit Auction, which ran from February 28 to April 11, 2001. The event featured rare RHO memorabilia and the work of Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger. Items auctioned at the event include signed proofs of Seliger's work, along with fifty autographed copies of his book and exhibition entitled "Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs." The books were created exclusively for the RHO, and each contained a unique set of celebrity signatures.

Several celebrities announced to attend the event included the following artists:

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Acht O'Clock Rock", performed by Medeski, Martin & Wood – 3:21
  2. "Money Jungle", performed by Black Star + Ron Carter + John Patton – 5:55
  3. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me", performed by Mary J. Blige – 5:01
  4. "Mood Indigo", performed by Melky Sedeck + Joan Armatrading – 4:32
  5. "Come Sunday", performed by Les Nubians – 4:44
  6. "Creole Love Call", performed by Medeski, Martin & Wood + Art Baron – 1:29
  7. "Star Crossed Lovers", performed by Propellerheads + Martha Wainwright – 4:07
  8. "Caravan", performed by The Roots (featuring D'Angelo on keyboards) – 6:06
  9. "C Jam Blues", performed by Kenny Burrell (with Medeski, Martin & Wood) – 3:42
  10. "Bli Blip", performed by Don Byron (with Dean Bowman) – 3:43
  11. "Mount Harissa" (Interlude), performed by Medeski, Martin & Wood – 0:53
  12. "Sophisticated Lady", performed by Amel Larrieux + Clark Terry – 3:55
  13. "In a Sentimental Mood", performed by Kenny Burrell (with Medeski, Martin & Wood) – 4:08
  14. "Satin Doll", performed by Terry Callier – 4:49
  15. "Haunted Nights" (Interlude), performed by Medeski, Martin & Wood + Steve Bernstein – 0:43
  16. "Blue Pepper Dub", performed by Medeski, Martin & Wood – 3:01
  17. "Didjeridoo", performed by Tortoise – 4:38

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