2014 expanded reissue of Diana Ross' studio album, Red Hot Rhythm and Blues.
Originally released in 1987, Red Hot Rhythm and Blues peaked at #75 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, and was Ross's final album for RCA Records before returning to Motown Records in 1989.
The album yielded the Top 15 US R&B and UK Top 50 hit "Dirty Looks", written by Richard Scher & Lotti Golden, and the ballad "It's Hard for Me to Say", produced by Luther Vandross. It also included cover versions of several R&B classics, including The Bobbettes' "Mr. Lee", Jackie Ross' "Selfish One," Etta James' "Tell Mama", and The Drifters' "There Goes My Baby". A Shep Pettibone remix of "Shockwaves" was released as a single in the UK, which peaked at #76.
The album was promoted with a TV special featuring Etta James, Little Richard, Billy Dee Williams, Leslie Nielsen, LL Cool J, Bernadette Peters and Wolfman Jack. The tracks "Mr Lee" and "Tell Mama" did not feature on the US version of the album and the mix of "Dirty Looks" was the UK version which differs from the US version. The cover photography was by Herb Ritts.
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