A Black Man's Soul

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A Black Man's Soul
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Studio album by Ike Turner
Released Early 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Funk
Length 33:00
Label Pompeii Records
Producer Ike and Tina Turner

A Black Man's Soul is an instrumental funk and soul album released by Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm in 1969 on Pompeii Records. The album was recorded while Turner was touring with then-wife Tina Turner during his free time. A Black Man's Soul exposed a side of Turner's music not as popular with his audiences of the time. While Turner's more popular tracks like "Proud Mary" relied heavily on vocal harmonies and popular soul influences, these tracks reflected a more traditional and simple funk popularized by acts such as Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Baby Huey, The Bar-Kays and Brother Jack McDuff, among others.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Thinking Black"
  2. "Black Beauty"
  3. "Ghetto Funk"
  4. "Blacks' Alley" (Oliver Sain)
  5. "Black Angel" (Oliver Sain)
  6. "Getting Nasty"

Side two

  1. "Funky Mule" (Marvin Holmes)
  2. "Philly Dog" (Marvin Holmes)
  3. "Scotty Souling"
  4. "Up Hard" (A. Miller)
  5. "Nuttin' Up"
  6. "Freedom Sound"


  • Guitar – Jesse Knight
  • Trumpet – Mack Johnson
  • Guitar – Ike Turner
  • Percussion – Teasky Tribble
  • Piano – Fred Sample, Ike Turner, Billy Preston
  • Saxophone – Washee
  • Trombone – Jesse Heron
  • Vocals – Tina Turner

In popular culture[edit]