Thursday, August 14

Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter (1990)

"Cole Porter did not die of AIDS, but he is generally acknowledged to have been at least bisexual, which seems to be the justification for assembling an AIDS charity album in which contemporary artists perform songs he wrote in the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s. Producer/creators Leigh Blake and John Carlin (along with Steve Lillywhite, credited as supervising musical producer, who produced several of the individual tracks) appear to have suggested to the artists that they simply take Porter's lead sheets and come up with arrangements and recordings in their own individual styles. Leading off the album, Neneh Cherry demonstrates how far that can be from traditional approaches to Porter's music. ..."
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YouTube: Tom Waits - It's Alright With Me, Annie Lennox - Every Time We Say Goodbye, David Byrne - Don't Fence Me In, So in love - k.d. lang, Neneh Cherry - I've Got You Under My Skin, Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry Sing "Did You Evah", Les Negresses Vertes - I Love Paris