‘You Give Me Fever . . .’

Things are a bit rocky here – Mr. Virus never went away last week, it seems – and there are numerous tasks that demand my attention and energy for the next few days. So let’s just listen to Eva Cassidy’s take on the classic tune “Fever.” I won’t say Eva does a better job with the song than did Little Willie John or Peggy Lee, but I think she’d be in contention for third place.

(The track, which showed up on the posthumous compilation Imagine in 2002, is an alternate take from Cassidy’s work on The Other Side, Chuck Brown’s 1992 album of standards; the slinky violin part, according to All-Music Guide, was performed by Eva’s brother Dan Cassidy.)

As to results from Saturday’s baseball action on the tabletop here, Rick won his first title, as his 1954 Cleveland Indians won two one-run decisions to defeat Rob’s 1940 Reds in the finals, two games to one. That leaves your faithful narrator as the only one of the four of us who has yet to win the annual event. Maybe next year.

On another matter, I promised in my post about Mr. Virus last week to dig into more versions of “Love Has No Pride,” and I will do that. But I’m waiting for the U.S. Postal Service to bring an LP I purchased online that includes a cover of the tune that promises to be interesting. When the USPS delivers, so will I. See you Thursday!

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One Response to “‘You Give Me Fever . . .’”

  1. Paco Malo says:

    Wow. A breathtaking voice,a fine arrangement, and a voice so soulful it sounds like a dream of days gone by — yea man, great track!

    Good no-side-effects medicine when you are feeling under the Minnesota weather.

    Thanks for turning me on to this gem. As Greg Rolie once sang for The Original Santana Band, “Well, I hope you’re feelin’ better.”

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