*OPEN* anyone identify this version of Fever?

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*OPEN* anyone identify this version of Fever?

#1 Post by JeffyCupcake » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:58 am

can anyone tell me who does this version of Fever? I have a slightly different version I purchased online that Peggy Lee but the voice in this one doesn't sound quite like her. The filename said pussycat dolls but I don't think that's correct even though I read somewhere they did it in their early days. If anyone knows for sure who does it or what album it's from I'd really appreciate it. The Peggy Lee one I have is 3:20 and this is 3:37.

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#2 Post by Naomi » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:31 pm

I like the version, but I haven't found it yet. Here's Wikipedia's take on the song. If you follow the link, there will be links to all the artists listed who have done covers that they know about.


Fever (1956 song)
"Fever" is a song credited to Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell).

It was published in 1956 and originally recorded by Little Willie John as an early Rock'n'Roll song; a more popular cover version was recorded by Peggy Lee in 1958.

Additional covers
Daniel Ash
Michael Bublé
Eva Cassidy
Ray Charles and Natalie Cole
Marc Cohn
The Cramps
Brian Eno
Ella Fitzgerald
Grateful Dead
Beyonce Knowles
Peggy Lee
Madonna (see Fever (Madonna song))
The McCoys
Bette Midler
Μπλε (Greek pop/rock band)
Over the Rhine
Elvis Presley
The Bobs

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#3 Post by Roy » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:34 pm

Knowing the kind of music The Cramps play I would vote that he best version of this song without even having to listen to it.

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#4 Post by LazyP » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:03 am

I have no idea what version that is, but you should definitely get the version by Dick Dale :-) the best version of fever I have ever heard.
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#5 Post by jacques_g » Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:57 am

The header info of the mp3 file indicates it's track 5 wherever it came from.

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#6 Post by Lars » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:58 pm

It sure sounds like Peggy Lee to me.
My Peggy Lee version comes from "THe Best of Peggy Lee, The Capitol Years" and it's very similar, even down to the bongos.

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#7 Post by Haydn » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:22 pm

Lars wrote:It sure sounds like Peggy Lee to me.
My Peggy Lee version comes from "THe Best of Peggy Lee, The Capitol Years" and it's very similar, even down to the bongos.
It is similar in style, but the production sounds as though it's from the last 20 years or so.