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#106 Post by djstarr » Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:56 pm

so I really detest Peggy Lee's "Fever", but Barbara Morrison does a nice version on 9:20 Special...... I'd recommend that version if you wanted to honor the request.....

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#107 Post by Ryan » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:08 am

This girl really wanted Peggy Lee's version, and I don't carry it for obvious reasons... so I just pawned her off to Dave who was coming on after me (I think he played Barbara's version).

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#108 Post by jmatthew » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:27 am

I like Peggy Lee better than Elvis or Madonna :)

I don't have the Barbara Morrison version though, I"ll have to go check it out.
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#109 Post by LazyP » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:02 am

If you like surf go for Dick Dale's version of fever, great song. I played it once at a dance and it worked fine (swings more than Peggy Lee at least)
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#110 Post by swinginstyle » Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:52 am

Definitely Eva Cassidy's version of Fever. I also have another version supposedly with Eva and someone else. Anyone know who the other person would be?
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#111 Post by Matthew » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:01 am

swinginstyle wrote:Definitely Eva Cassidy's version of Fever. I also have another version supposedly with Eva and someone else. Anyone know who the other person would be?
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#112 Post by Nate Dogg » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:11 am

While we are talking about other version's of Fever, another popular one can be found here, Joe Sample with Lalah Hathaway.

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#113 Post by GemZombie » Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:59 am

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Definitely Madonna's version!!!
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I'm a little cynical about this... it's just not a song worth trying to find obscure versions of :P

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#114 Post by djstarr » Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:21 pm

there are 773 versions per amg. Someone likes the song! I think it's good to have tolerable versions of songs people request often, Fever being one of them.

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#115 Post by russell » Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:36 pm

Australian group eType Jazz do a great version of Fever on their "More Than You Asked For" cd. Check them out at
http://www.etypejazz.com

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#116 Post by LindyChef » Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:10 pm

Now that I think about it, there's no version of this song I really like ... (deletes from hard drive so no-one can ask if I have it when I DJ).

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#117 Post by djstarr » Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:38 am

Last night at the Century an older gentleman comes up to the booth:

Guy: Can you play something I can country two-step to?
Me: Well, I don't think I have anything that's suitable.
Guy: How about Boot-Scootin' Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Me: I have that at home, but this *is* a swing dance.
Guy: Oh I thought it would be fun to do a 2-step.
Me: I have Nora Jones "Cold, Cold Heart" - (we are trying to encourage beginners at the Century and I decide I'll try to be nice- and I like this song and if it's good enough for Hank Williams it should be good enough for him)
Guy: OH, I don't care for her.
Me: ????? (but I don't say it). Well I have Randy Travis singing on a song - it's not really a two-step, but it's as close as I can get.
Guy: OK

then I play the song (Kevin Mahogany w/Randy Travis "I believe she was talking 'bout me" - a nice mid-tempo blues) and he does the worst east-coast swing to the song I can imagine......

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#118 Post by Platypus » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:24 am

One of our sweetest dancer is a Beyonce fanatic and not only requests her version of "Fever," but brings the CD, because he knows we don't own it. Yup, a disco-ish version.

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#119 Post by main_stem » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:24 am

djstarr wrote:Last night at the Century an older gentleman comes up to the booth:

Guy: Can you play something I can country two-step to?
Me: Well, I don't think I have anything that's suitable.
Guy: How about Boot-Scootin' Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Me: I have that at home, but this *is* a swing dance.
Guy: Oh I thought it would be fun to do a 2-step.
Me: I have Nora Jones "Cold, Cold Heart" - (we are trying to encourage beginners at the Century and I decide I'll try to be nice- and I like this song and if it's good enough for Hank Williams it should be good enough for him)
Guy: OH, I don't care for her.
Me: ????? (but I don't say it). Well I have Randy Travis singing on a song - it's not really a two-step, but it's as close as I can get.
Guy: OK

then I play the song (Kevin Mahogany w/Randy Travis "I believe she was talking 'bout me" - a nice mid-tempo blues) and he does the worst east-coast swing to the song I can imagine......

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#120 Post by mousethief » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:47 am

Platypus wrote:One of our sweetest dancer is a Beyonce fanatic and not only requests her version of "Fever," but brings the CD, because he knows we don't own it. Yup, a disco-ish version.
I hate that. I don't go into a restaurant and start flipping through the chef's cookbook and then bring in my own organic vegetables.

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