In 1977, when the pop charts read like a who's who of mullets and bellbottoms, founders Leslie Lipton and Shelley Lotter had a vision of a new kind of group: one that would travel back in time and pay homage to the great pioneers—Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, to name a few. They invited a select group of singers, including several former Whiffenpoofs, to join in their dream. The group they founded sang jazz like it was 1917, and Cole Porter had just graduated from Yale. They were Redhot & Blue.

Forty years later, we are still Redhot & Blue: our distinct arrangements and award-winning sound have grown a great deal since our founding and continue to set us apart in the music scene at Yale and across the globe. We love singing jazz, but our repertoire has expanded to include a wide variety of genres, from Broadway hits to the Beatles to Britney Spears. Through the dedication of our members, past and present, we've come together to chase the bounds of musical possibility, while always looking back to the greats who inspired the conception of Redhot & Blue.

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Summertime

by George Gershwin

Fever

as sung by Peggy Lee

Hit the Road Jack

by Ray Charles

 

Over the Rainbow

from The Wizard of Oz

 

Blackbird

by The Beatles

Fly Me to the Moon

as sung by Frank Sinatra

Take the Box

by Amy Winehouse

Round Midnight

by Thelonious Monk

Super Rich Kids

by Frank Ocean

Lullaby of Birdland

as sung by Sarah Vaughan

Toxic

by Britney Spears

Caravan

by Duke Ellington

...and more!

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From our latest studio album "RHB"

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Birdland

Soloists: Syd Bakal  '22, Cat Lenihan '22, and Charlie Hawkings '21

by Weather Report (lyrics by Jon Hendricks)

arr. Keiji Ishiguri '10+1

The Girl from Ipanema

Soloist: Chelsea Uddenberg '22

by Antônio Carlos Jobim (lyrics by Norman Gimbel)

arr. Keiji ishiguri '10+1

Pray You Catch Me

Soloist: Courtney Nunley '21

by Beyoncé

arr. Eduardo Leal and Ross Parish '21

 

On Green Dolphin Street 

Soloist: Maddy Blaney '21

by Bronislaw Kaper and Ned Washington

arr. Ross Parish '21 and Elliot Britton '22

 

You Go to My Head

Quartet: Ellie Latham '22, Maddy Blaney '21, Lauren Bond '21, and Dani Schulman '20

by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie

arr. Jonathan Robert Nelson '78

Ride the Chariot

Soloist: Eduardo Leal '21

African-American spiritual

arr. William H. Smith

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