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Showing posts with label Tina Turner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tina Turner. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

Secret Records release:Trouble Up The Road - Ike Turner - New Release Review

I just received a copy of Trouble Up The Road, Volume 3 in a series of recordings from the career of Ike Turner. Volume 1 in this series, That Cat Sure Can Play 1951-1957 and Jack Rabbit Blues 1958 - 1960 were earlier released by Secret Records and this recording demonstrates that there is a wealth of material that is so important that Ike was involved with. Included along with the 26 track CD is a 9 page liner notes with a cool documentary section as well as a discography and some cool photos. Some of my favorites are I Idolize You (Ike and Tina Turner) with raw vocals and shimmering guitar work, Trouble Up The Road (Jackie Breston with Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm) a straight uptempo blues track and super vocals, My Man Rock Head (Eloise Carter), I Can't Believe (Jimmy and Jean with Ike Turner) getting into the R&B/rock fusion, I'm Hurtin' (Billy Gales), Poor Fool (Ike and Tina Turner) with the classic shout to start the lead vocal/backing vocal echo , What Kind of Love (Ernest Lane) just at the edge of R&B and Blues with a cool honkin' sax solo, the classic Don't Throw Your Love On My So Strong (Albert King) delivered with all of the power you'd expect from Albert and his Flying V, You Can't Love Me (Ike & Tina Turner) a classic R&B ballad showing Tina maturing as a controlled singer, Sleepless (Ike and Tina Turner) showing strong influences toward soul music and early James Brown styling and wrapping up with Chances Are (Ike and Tina Turner) which shows the maturity of Tina as a singer in just a year. This is not just a documentary of one man's work and in my opinion not just some money grubbers trying to squeeze the last few dimes out of a great reputation. This is really strong stuff that deserves to be heard by a much larger audience. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Fool in Love - Ike and Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, "Box Top". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in the early 1960s with Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.Success followed with a string of notable hits including "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966) and "Proud Mary" (1971). Turner later revealed several severe instances of domestic abuse on her autobiography, I, Tina, against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised a Baptist, Turner converted to Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chants for getting her through difficult times in her life. Following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits starting in 1983 with the single "Let's Stay Together" and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer. "What's Love Got to Do with It," the most popular single from the album, would later serve as the title of a biographical film about Turner that was adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her music career, Turner has also experienced success in movies, including a role in the 1975 rock musical, Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson action flick, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, later appearing in a cameo role in the 1993 film, Last Action Hero. One of the world's most popular entertainers, Turner has been called the most successful female rock artist, and was named "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She is known for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and widespread appeal. In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner's tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her at 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time and considers her the "Queen of Rock and Roll" If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fool In Love" and "Work Out Fine- Ike & Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre have led many to call her the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll". Turner started out her music career with husband Ike Turner as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.[ Success followed with a string of hits including "River Deep, Mountain High" and the 1971 hit "Proud Mary". With the publication of her autobiography I, Tina (1986), Turner revealed severe instances of spousal abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. After virtually disappearing from the music scene for several years following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career, launching a string of hits beginning in 1983 with the single "Let's Stay Together" and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer.

Her musical career led to film roles, beginning with a prominent role as The Acid Queen in the 1975 film Tommy, and an appearance in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. She starred opposite Mel Gibson as Aunty Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, and her version of the film's theme, "We Don't Need Another Hero", was a hit single. She appeared in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.
One of the world's most popular entertainers, Turner has been called the most successful female rock artist and was named "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history. She is known for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and widespread appeal. In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner's tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Turner was born a Baptist, but converted to Buddhism and credits the spiritual chants with giving her the strength that she needed to get through the rough times. Rolling Stone ranked her at 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time and considers her the "Queen of Rock and Roll"
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