Glam-rock legend David Bowie, hip-hoppers Spearhead and pop
singer Natalie Merchant are among the artists covering tunes penned by classic
pop-songwriters George and Ira Gershwin for Red Hot +
Rhapsody. The 11th album from the Red Hot Organization -- a group that produces
multi-artist compilations to benefit AIDS research -- the set is due in stores Oct. 6.
Red Hot + Rhapsody's track listing: "Summertime," Morcheeba and
Hubert Laws; "It Ain't Necessarily So," Finley Quaye; "But Not For Me,"
Natalie Merchant; "They Can't Take That Away From Me," Smoke City; "I Got
Plenty o' Nuthin'," Spearhead and Ernest Ranglin; "Summertime," Bobby
Womack and the Roots; "I Was Doing All Right," Davina;
"Embraceable You," Duncan Sheik; "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Clark
Terry; "I've Got A Crush On You," Luscious Jackson; "Peter Sellers Sings
George Gershwin," Money Mark; "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Majestic
12; "The Man I Love," Sarah Cracknell and Kid Loco; " 'S
Wonderful/Rhapsody in Blue," Skylab; "Someone To Watch Over Me,"
Sinéad O'Connor; "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," Baaba Maal;
and "A Foggy Day (in London Town)," David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti.