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Ike & Tina Turner - So Fine

Ike & Tina Turner - So Fine

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Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo consisting of husband and wife Ike Turner and Tina Turner. From 1960 to 1976, they performed live as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, supported by Ike Turner’s band the Kings of Rhythm and backing vocalists called the Ikettes. The Ike & Tina Turner Revue was regarded as “one of the most potent live acts on the R&B circuit.”

The duo had a string of R&B hits with their early recordings “A Fool In Love”, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “I Idolize You” (pioneers songs on straight- mid tempo R&B that shaped rock music and later genres like funk), “Poor Fool”, and “Tra La La La La”. The release of “River Deep – Mountain High” in 1966, followed by a tour of the UK with The Rolling Stones, increased their popularity in Europe. Their later works are noted for interpretive soul-infused re-arrangements of rock songs such as “Come Together”, “Honky Tonk Woman”, and “Proud Mary”, the latter of which won them a Grammy Award in 1972. Ike & Tina Turner received the first Golden European Record Award for their international hit “Nutbush City Limits” in 1974.

“A Fool In Love” became an immediate hit after its release in July 1960, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides on August 15. Ike formed the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The success of the single was followed with another hit, “I Idolize You” and the release of their debut album The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner in February 1961. The Ike & Tina Turner Revue toured a grueling series of one-nighters through - out the United States on the Chitlin’ Circuit,[ breaking racial barriers by performing in front of integrated audiences in the Deep South. In 1962, Ike and Tina married in Tijuana, Mexico, and moved their entire band to Los Angeles.

In 1964, Ike and Tina had modest R&B hits with “You Can’t Miss Nothing That You Never Had” and “A Fool For A Fool”. They released their first live album, Ike & Tina Turner Revue Live, on Kent in November 1964. It was their first album to chart, reaching No. 90 on the Cash Box Top 100. Their first Billboard charting album, Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show, was released in January 1965. Throughout 1965, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue performed on several teen rock and roll television shows including Shindig!, Hollywood A Go-Go, and American Bandstand. In September 1969, A&M Records reissued the album River Deep – Mountain High, and for the first time it was issued in the US. It was successful, reach - ing No. 28 on the R&B albums chart. “The Hunter”, an Albert King cover, reached No. 37 in the R&B singles chart. In January 1970, Ike and Tina performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Their performance of “Bold Soul Sister” propelled the single to No. 22 on the R&B chart. This collection of recordings is from their developmental years in the sixties and early seventies just prior to super stardom.

 

Tracklist:

1. Shake A Tail Feather

2. So Fine

3. Ain’t Nobody’s Business

4. I Know

5. I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long 6. Honest I Do

7. You Got Me Running

8. We Need An Understanding 9. I Better Getta’ Steppin’

10. It Sho’ Ain’t Me

11. A Fool In Love

12. Early In The Morning

13. You’re Still My Baby

14. Reconsider Baby

15. I’m A Motherless Child 16. Bold Soul Sister

17. The Hunter

18. Betcha You Can’t Kiss Me 19. Too Hot To Hold

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