A few weeks ago when I posted the Lulu Rouge edit of I’m Shakin’ I said that Little Willie John was responsible for the first recording of the Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell song Fever. Well, I’ve evntually got my hands on a copy of the reprint from those great guys at Fat City.
Although it doesn’t smoulder in the same way Peggy Lee’s version does it has replaced that one as my favourite rendition of the song.
The b side is none to shabby either.
Little Willie John – Fever
Little Willie John – Uh Uh Baby