Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove

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Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove
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Compilation album (Charity) by
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists)
ReleasedOctober 6, 1998
ProducerPaul Heck
Sinéad O'Connor
Phil Ramone
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists) chronology
Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon
Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove
Optic Nerve
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Anchorage Press(B-) link
Audio Revolution(positive) link
babysue(positive) link
Robert ChristgauA−[1]
Philly City Paper(positive) link
The Village Voice(A-) link
Weekender(positive) link

Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove is a compilation album produced by Paul Heck of the Red Hot Organization (RHO) to celebrate the birthday of George Gershwin. This compilation is the twelfth entry from the international organization's Red Hot Benefit Series. As with other compilations toward the series, this release serves as a fundraising tool for the RHO's AIDS awareness efforts.

Notable acts contributing to the album include: Bobby Womack, David Bowie, The Roots, Morcheeba, Duncan Sheik, Natalie Merchant, Jovanotti and a host of others. Sinéad O'Connor, who contributed on Red Hot + Blue (the first album in the benefit series), returned for this album as both a performer and co-producer.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Summertime", performed by Morcheeba + Hubert Laws
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So", performed by Finley Quaye
  3. "But Not for Me", performed by Natalie Merchant (featuring Chris Botti)
  4. "They Can't Take That Away From Me", performed by Smoke City
  5. "I Got Plenty 'o Nuthin'", performed by Spearhead + Ernest Ranglin
  6. "Summertime", performed by Bobby Womack + The Roots
  7. "I Was Doing All Right", performed by Davina
  8. "Embraceable You", performed by Duncan Sheik (featuring Chris Botti)
  9. "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", performed by Clark Terry
  10. "I've Got a Crush on You", performed by Luscious Jackson
  11. "I Got Rhythm", performed by Jovanotti
  12. "Peter Sellers Sings George Gershwin", performed by Money Mark
  13. "Nice Work if You Can Get It", performed by Majestic 12
  14. "The Man I Love", performed by Sarah Cracknell + Kid Loco
  15. "'S Wonderful / Rhapsody in Blue", performed by Skylab
  16. "Someone to Watch Over Me", performed by Sinéad O'Connor
  17. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", performed by Baaba Maal
  18. "A Foggy Day (In London Town)", performed by David Bowie + Angelo Badalamenti


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove". Robert Christgau.

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