Yellow Fever (album)

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Yellow Fever
YellowFever Hot Tuna.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1975
RecordedJune - August 1975 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
ProducerHot Tuna
Mallory Earl
Hot Tuna chronology
America's Choice
Yellow Fever
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[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
1."Baby What You Want Me to Do"Jimmy Reed6:42
2."Hot Jelly Roll Blues"George Carter4:21
3."Free Rein"Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Ziegler4:14
4."Sunrise Dance with the Devil"Kaukonen4:28
Side B
1."Song for the Fire Maiden"Kaukonen, Greg Douglass4:16
2."Bar Room Crystal Ball"Kaukonen6:52
3."Half/Time Saturation"Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Bob Steeler4:45
4."Surphase Tension"Kaukonen3:58


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. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Altman, Billy (2011). "Hot Tuna: Yellow Fever : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 17 August 2011.