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Ike & Tina Turner
© Curb Records
Year of Release: 1990
It's Gonna Work Out Fine
Nutbush City Limits
A Fool In Love
I Want To Take You Higher
Stagger Lee And Billy
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Ike & Tina Turner
Despite how bad Ike & Tina Turner's marriage was, the two created some incredible rhythm & blues music.
Ike may have said he made Tina's career the way it is, but Tina became a diva in her own right when she left
Ike, and pursued an incredible solo career of her own. Curb Records' Greatest Hits of Ike & Tina's
music is just 10 songs, but after listening to this great compilation, you want to hear more.
Ike & Tina's version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary" was the main song I really enjoy from this
collection. Yet as I learn of other songs, I didn't know that they had recorded such great tracks as "Nutbush City
Limits" (which I remembered from Bob Seger & The silver Bullet Band's Live Bullet album, and "River Deep,
Mountain High" (which I remembered by Eric Burdon & The Animals). Another highlight is their version of The Beatles'
"Come Together," which has a resemblance to the Aeromsith version.
They also recorded "I Want To Take You Higher," which Sly & The Family Stone did. Yet Sly's version is better,
Ike & Tina put their own unique touch on this song.
The remaining tracks are just simply great rhythm & blues. Mickey & Sylvia's "Love Is Strange" comes to mind
on "It's Gonna Work Out Fine." It's great to hear how Ike & Tina sing "to each other" just as Mickey & Sylvia
did on their hit song. (How "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" did not become a famous hit, is beyond me.)
Fans of late 1950s/1960s R&B will enjoy "A Fool In Love," "Poor Fool," "Stagger Lee And Billy." Another good
R&B is the tune "I'm Blue" (credited as The Ikettes).
This 10-song Greatest Hits is just a little sampling of Ike & Tina Turner together. After hearing these
10 songs, you definitely want to hear more. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was credited as the first Rock & Roll song
to emerge, yet others thought it was Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock." Ike did not achieve success in his solo
years as Tina did. Tina's early solo albums were not as successful, until she signed with Capitol Records and
recorded Private Dancer, as it sold over 11 million copies, and achieved a #1 hit song,
"What's Love Got To Do With It." For Ike, he had years of drug abuse and legal problems,
He died in 2007 of a cocaine overdose.
Tina became a Diva from her solo career, yet listening to her recorded works with Ike, she already proved to
be a diva long before she was given the credit. Greatest Hits by Ike & Tina Turner proves just that.
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