Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner

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Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 1991
Recorded1960s to 1970s
Genre
Length71:11
LabelEMI
ProducerIke Turner, Claude Williams, Gerhard Augustin, Juggy Murray, Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Ron Furmanek
Ike & Tina Turner chronology
The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
(1991)
Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
(1991)
River Deep Mountain High: 24 Great Soul Hits
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideA- [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB- [3]

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner is a compilation album released as part of EMI's Legends Of Rock N' Roll Series in 1991. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album #212 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (#214 on 2012 revised list).[4][5]

Content[edit]

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner features some of Ike & Tina’s greatest hits from their formation in 1960 until their separation in 1976. The tracks were previously released on Sue Records, Minit Records, Liberty Records, and United Artists Records.[1] Due to license issues, the version of "River Deep, Mountain High" on the album is not the original wall of sound production by Phil Spector, it's the re-recording produced by Ike Turner from the album Nutbush City Limits. Included are two additional and hidden tracks, which are radio promotions for the album Come Together.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner for Entertainment Weekly, Ira Robbins wrote:

Long before she became a household name in the '80s, Tina Turner earned her place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an incendiary rhythm & blues belter, the riveting centerpiece of her husband Ike’s kinetic soul revue. This limited compilation of the Turners' career begins with their first seven singles together — gutsy Southern soul stirrers recorded between 1960 and 1962 — then leaps to 1970, when the duo cannily began targeting the rock audience with idiosyncratic interpretations of the Beatles' "Come Together" and Creedence Clearwater’s "Proud Mary." Al Quaglieri's exemplary liner notes provide fascinating background and insight, but Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner still isn’t a first-rate retrospective. If nothing else, the inclusion of a modest remake of "River Deep, Mountain High" instead of the monumental version produced by Phil Spector, makes Proud Mary a compromise rather than a victory.[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Ike Turner - vocals, guitar, bass
  • Tina Turner - vocals
  • The Ikettes - backing vocalists
  • Ike Turner (tracks: 1 to 15, 17 to 22), Juggy Murray (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 7), Claude Williams (tracks: 19 to 21), Gerhard Augustin (tracks: 16, 20, 21), Denny Diante (tracks 22 & 23), Spencer Proffer (tracks 22 & 23) - original producers
  • Ron Furmanek - compilation producer

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Fool In Love"Ike Turner2:51
2."I Idolize You"Ike Turner2:49
3."I'm Jealous"Ike Turner2:11
4."It's Gonna Work Out Fine"Rose Marie McCoy, Sylvia McKinney3:01
5."Poor Fool"Ike Turner2:32
6."Tra La La La La"Ike Turner2:38
7."You Should'a Treated Me Right"Ike Turner3:37
8."Come Together"Lennon-McCartney3:39
9."Honky Tonk Women"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards3:08
10."I Want To Take You Higher"Sly Stone2:52
11."Workin' Together"Ike Turner3:31
12."Proud Mary"John Fogerty9:56
13."Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter"Alline Bullock2:33
14."Ooh Poo Pah Doo"Jessie Hill3:34
15."I'm Yours (Use Me Anyway You Wanna)"Calvin Lane, Don Robertson, Hal Blair, Phillip Reese2:50
16."Up In Heah"Tina Turner, Leon Ware3:03
17."River Deep, Mountain High"Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich3:28
18."Nutbush City Limits"Tina Turner2:58
19."Sweet Rhode Island Red"Tina Turner3:15
20."Sexy Ida (Part 1)"Tina Turner2:29
21."Sexy Ida (Part 2)"Tina Turner3:01
22."Baby, Get It On"Ike Turner3:10
23."Acid Queen"Pete Townshend2:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner - Ike & Tina Turner - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Consumer Guide '90s: T". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312245602 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b Robbins, Ira (July 12, 1991). "Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner". EW.com.
  4. ^ The 500 Greatest Albums of All Times. Levy, Joe. (1st ed.). New York: Wenner Books. 2005. ISBN 1932958010. OCLC 60596234.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. May 31, 2012.