Grammy award winner Sugar Blue plays live on "Red Hot Mama," in an up tempo track with one sweltering hot band backing him up. "I'm burning up" is one of the lyrics, and that's true of the whole song. Energetic and funky, with lively percussion, guitar, keyboards, bass, and of course Sugar Blue on harmonica, the track is one that pops from beginning to end. The ensemble plays well together in this song which is a fusion of jazz, funk, rock, and blues, and it's a feel good, get up and move kind of groove. Recorded live, "Red Hot Mama" is performed by an ensemble that is strictly professional, both in name and performance, with Rico McFarland (guitar), James Knowles (drums), Ilaria Lantieri (bass and co-writer on most of the album's originals). Sugar Blue blows with all the power of a tornado, and he's just as dangerous as he bends the harmonica to his every whim. If you like a fast paced, uplifting jam that has a lot of heart and soul, you'll love "Red Hot Mama."