Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
Vulture
Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello
43 minutes Posted Dec 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
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In 1990 John Carlin and Leigh Blake pioneered a new kind of charity album. Together they co-founded Red Hot, a non-profit music label that uses music to raise money and awareness to for the fight against AIDS. This year is the 30th anniversary of their record: Red Hot + Blue, a platinum tribute album to Cole Porter, featuring artists like U2, Jody Watley, David Byrne, k.d. lang and Annie Lennox. Having released 20 projects and raised over $15M for AIDS charities, Carlin reflects back on Red Hot's idiosyncratic approach to reaching music audiences with a public health mission. And ten time Grammy nominee Red Hot collaborator Meshell Ndegeocello discusses how her contributions informed her own prolific music activism.

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Listen to Red Hot's records at redhot.org

Listen to Meshell's Chapter & Verse by calling 1-833-4-BALDWIN or visiting www.meshell.com

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