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)America's Choice1975
Yellow Fever
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]
Robert Christgau (B-)[3]

Yellow Fever is 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.