“Red Hot and Blue” is the music album issued to accompany a touring musical theatre show of the same name. The cast were Marilyn Middleton and Steve Mellor’s Chicago Hoods jazz band. The story of the show centred around “The Twilight Club”, a derelict Chicago night club on the eve of its demolition. The jazz band played the ghosts of jazz musicians who had played in the club in its glory years: from 1915 to 1940. Marilyn played the owner’s grand-daughter, visiting the club for “the Twilight’s Last Gleaming” and encouraging the ghosts to play the favourite tunes of their era. These are a mixture of jazz and blues instrumentals and vocals.
1. Don’t try your jive on me. (vocal)
2. Roll on Mississippi. (vocal)
3. Black & Tan Fantasy.
4. Bugle Boy march.
5. I’ve got Ford engine movements in my hips. (vocal)
6. Come back sweet papa.
7. Buddy can you spare a dime. (vocal)
8. Harlem bound.
9. Once in a while.
10. When I take my sugar to tea. (vocal)
11. That lovin’ rag. (vocal)
12. Indian summer.
13. Wa wa wa.
14. Kiss me sweet. (vocal)
15. Saturday night function.
16. The devil’s gonna get ya. (vocal)