Temperature is Raising

From ‘Febril’ to ‘Fever’ , we have mixed in 18 ‘Jazz & Latin‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Flu And Sickness‘. “Temperature is Raising” has Albert Collins, Tito Puente & India, Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.

IMAGE : Terrible Fever Photo by Ankarino

6 String Guy@Amzon.com: These tunes by Albert Collins are all instrumentals (except Dyin’ Flu) and were recorded sometime in the early 60′s, I believe. This is fantastic music that is just not made anymore.

Ben Webster : After violin lessons as a child, Webster learned how to play rudimentary piano (his neighbor Pete Johnson taught him to play blues). But after Budd Johnson showed him some basics on the saxophone, Webster played sax in the Young Family Band (which at the time included Lester Young).

Venerable Music. : Big Bill Broonzy was backed at the June session by pianist Joshua Altheimer and the relaxed scratchings of Washboard Sam. In Medicine Man Blues, he managed to imply that the medicine he was applying to his woman was both sexual and retributional.

Buddy Guy : “I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born,” he says. “Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but we’d get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and we’d just see red blood. That’s what I mean by ‘skin deep.’” (He and that childhood friend recently reunited, backstage at one of Buddy’s shows in Louisiana.)

Chick Corea : Writing on his Web site, Chick said, “I wasn’t sure how an audience that large in a venue that sprawling would receive our duet, which was conceived as an intimacy, largely improvised and for a jazz-wise public. Well, what a surprise when the audience calmly and appreciatively took in the almost two-hour concert with great interest and standing ovation approval. I was so happy to see that this could happen in this day and age, and then thought, ‘Well, the Japanese have such an artistic culture that it could only happen there.’â€

Gilberto Gil : In 1962, JS Records label releases a 78 RPM single, made from carnaúba wax, with the first recording of his song “Bem devagar,” sung by the vocal group As Três (which later became known as the Quarteto em Cy); Gil plays the accordion in the recording.

ORGY IN RHYTHM : “Latin Fever” is one of the greatest albums of Latin Jazz ever recorded and a landmark session from Jack “Mr Bongo” Costanzo! The album well earns its “fever” claim as the set smokes from the very first note Jack’s bongos calling the pace, moving fast and furiously to pull in a jazzy mix of tenor, trumpet, flute, and piano the latter of which is played by the great Eddie Cano!

John Scofield : The guest most likely to raise eyebrows from my fan base is John Mayer – of hyper-successful pop singer-songwriter fame. We do guitar trading on “I Don’t Need No Doctor.” I thought he would be good for that track, and he came in and totally nailed it! After we recorded, he said he’s never sung like that on a record before.’

PLAYLIST : Peggy Lee – Fever (3.20) . Gilberto Gil – Febril (3.29) . Mongo Santamaria – Fever (3.07) . The Upsetters – Night Doctor (2.50) . Otis Reding – I’m Sick Y’All (2.52) . Albert Collins – Dyin’ Flu (3.15) . Jack Constanzo – Latin Fever (3.01) . The Valentines – Blam Blam Fever (2.46) . Big Bill Broonzy – Medecine Man (2.53) . Richard Marino & His Orchestra – Fever (2.41) . Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – Fever (2.53) . Tito Puente & India – Fever (4.09) . Ben Webster Quintet – Doctor Keets (3.15) . Memphis Minnie – Doctor Doctor Blues (3.23) . John Scofield – I Don’t Need No Doctor (4.30) . Buddy Guy – You Give Me Fever (6.29) . Ewan And Jerry With The Caribbeats – Oh Babe (Sick And Tired) (3.04) . Sam Butera – The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Fever (5.55) .


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