IKE & TINA TURNER - The Soul Of Ike And Tina & Dynamite (2004)
This CD comprises the Ike and Tina Turner albums "The Soul Of Ike And Tina & Dynamite" on one disc. Highlights include five addditional bonus tracks. This UK twofer combines the rock/soul duo's 1960 & 1962 albums with five bonus tracks, 'Tina's Dilemma', 'Mind In A whirl', 'The Argument', 'Please Don't Hurt Me' & 'Worried & Hurtin' Inside', making their CD debut. This set contains most of the vocal performances recorded by Ike & Tina for the Sue label. When the dust settles,this might end up being duo's most important work.Sure,whatever commercial succes thay had achieved later in career became more known,but these gritty,sweaty and finger-poppin songs were where Ike & Tina came from.It sounds very much like Ray Charles/James Brown rompin' stompin' horn-driven dance material of the late 1950's/early 1960's with irresistible Ikettes harmonizing in the background,their dark voices matching Tina's lusty screams note for note.The most surprising thing about these 1961. and 1962. LPs is how exciting they sound today,basically they are compilations of very strong singles (they were not recorded as albums) with no filler,just great music all the way (think "What'd I say" recorded by woman). R&B hits ("A Fool in love","I idolise you") and bluesy ballads ("Chances are","I had a notion") are mixed with peppy lovey-dovey duets ("You are my baby","Wont you forgive me"),Tina and Ikettes are of course formidable while Ike's guitar/piano and chunky, recognisable sound are pure joy. - amazon.com
TRACKS: 01. I'm Jealous 02. I Idolize You 03. If 04. Letter from Tina 05. You Can't Love Two 06. I Had A Notion 07. A Fool In Love 08. Sleepless 09. Chances Are 10. You Can't Blame Me 11. You're My Baby 12. The Way You Love Me 13. You Should've Treated Me Right 14. Poor Fool 15. Tra La La La La 16. Won't You Forgive Me 17. I Dig You 18. Tina's Dilemma 19. Mind In A Whirl 20. The Argument 21. Worried And Hurtin' Inside
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