Yellow Fever (album)

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Yellow Fever
YellowFever Hot Tuna.jpg
Studio album by Hot Tuna
Released November, 1975
Recorded June - August, 1975 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Blues-rock, Hard Rock
Label Grunt
Producer Hot Tuna
Mallory Earl
Hot Tuna chronology
America's Choice (1975) Yellow Fever (1975) Hoppkorv
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]
Robert Christgau (B-)[3]

Yellow Fever was the sixth album by the American blues rock band Hot Tuna, recorded and released in 1975 as Grunt BFL1-1238. The album was also released in Quadraphonic as Grunt BFD1-1238. The album rose to #97 on the Billboard charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baby What You Want Me to Do"   Jimmy Reed 6:42
2. "Hot Jelly Roll Blues"   George Carter 4:21
3. "Free Rein"   Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Ziegler 4:14
4. "Sunrise Dance with the Devil"   Kaukonen 4:28
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Song for the Fire Maiden"   Kaukonen, Greg Douglass 4:16
2. "Bar Room Crystal Ball"   Kaukonen 6:52
3. "Half/Time Saturation"   Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Bob Steeler 4:45
4. "Surphase Tension"   Kaukonen 3:58


Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Buck – synthesizer on "Bar Room Crystal Ball"
  • John Sherman – 2nd guitar on "Baby What You Want Me to Do"


  • Hot Tuna – producer
  • Mallory Earl – producer, engineer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Steve Malcolm – assistant engineer
  • Michael Casady – equipment
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • Gribbitt – design
  • Mick Haggerty – illustration
  • Recorded and Mixed at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • Mastered by Rick Collins, Kendun Recorders, Burbank


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Yellow Fever - Hot Tuna | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Altman, Billy (2011). "Hot Tuna: Yellow Fever : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Hot Tuna: Yellow Fever". Retrieved 17 August 2011.