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"Fever" who do you think made the definitive version?

Discussion in 'music' started by gamut, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Beat me to it!

    Fantastic version
  2. audiopile

    audiopile pfm Member

    Grew up with Peggy Lee's version on the jukebox - still the best imho.
    One of my better exercises in futility was going on the hunt for Julie London's version of Fever -this was really challenging since it turns out she never recorded that tune :)
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  3. essgee

    essgee pfm Member

    Another vote for Eva Cassidy's version on "Nightbird".
  4. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  5. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    I like Elvis’s version, very pure. Double bass, drums, and what a voice.
    My favourite. The full analogue LP sounds fantastic to boot.
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  6. stairpost

    stairpost Average at best.

    Peggy Lee for me for sure

    The Elvis version is though . One of only a handful of his songs I actually like.
  7. gamut

    gamut pfm Member

    Yes I forgot the Elvis's version which is also excellent.
  8. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Peggy's Lee's version is the tops most folk would say.

    Pressler's version is pretty good too- one actual track one could listen to at a Hifi show- better than that plinky plonky garbage.:D
  9. Musicman19

    Musicman19 Active Member

    Elvis for me
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  10. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    There are a number of good versions of this song.

    From an audiophile sound perspective, on a decent system, "Fever" on the Elvis is Back Sessions puts you right in the room. The 4 CD boxset with the outtakes shows how good that musician line-up was. That 1960 recording technology is simply remarkable.
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  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    There's a few good versions, I've never heard the orginal but how about Sarah Vaughan?

  12. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Yep, on a great system with a great low end, Elvis' version rocks!

    Steve356 and Musicman19 like this.
  13. Steve356

    Steve356 Member

    My vote goes to Elvis too.

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