Sweet Rhode Island Red

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Sweet Rhode Island Red
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1974
RecordedFebruary - June 1974
StudioBolic Sound (Inglewood, CA)
Genre
LabelUnited Artists
Producer
Ike & Tina Turner chronology
The Gospel According to Ike & Tina
(1974)
Sweet Rhode Island Red
(1974)
Greatest Hits
(1976)
Singles from Sweet Rhode Island Red
  1. "Sweet Rhode Island Red"
    Released: February 1974
  2. "Sexy Ida"
    Released: August 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Sweet Rhode Island Red is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner released on United Artist Records in 1974.[2] The album was created exclusively for the international market.[3] It was available in the US through the Columbia Record Club.[4][dubious ]

Recording and content[edit]

Sweet Rhode Island Red was recorded at the Turners' Bolic Sound studio. A majority of the songs from the album were written by Tina Turner, including the title track which was released as a single in February 1974. "Sweet Rhode Island Red" peaked at number 43 on the Billboard R&B chart, number 43 in Germany, number 17 in Italy and number 51 on the UK Singles Chart.[5][6]

The follow-up single "Sexy Ida" was released in two versions: the funk rhythmic A-side, "Sexy Ida (Part 1)," and the up-temp B-side, "Sexy Ida (Part 2)." "Sexy Ida (Part 1)" reached number 29 on Billboard R&B chart and number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] In Europe it peaked at number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and number 35 in Italy.[8] "Sexy Ida (Part 2)" features rock musician Marc Bolan on guitar.[9] It peaked at number 85 on the Hot 100 and number 9 on the R&B chart.[10] Both parts were not registered in time to be included on the initial release of Sweet Rhode Island Red. However, the songs were later included on the track list in selected countries.

Reissues[edit]

Sweet Rhode Island Red was digitally remastered and released by BGO Records in 2012 on the compilation CD Sweet Rhode Island Red/The Gospel According To Ike & Tina.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let Me Be There"John Rostill3:22
2."Living For The City"Stevie Wonder3:40
3."I Know"Barbara George3:17
4."Mississippi Rolling Stone"Don Goodman, Troy Seals3:02
5."Sugar Hill"Tina Turner3:07
6."Sexy Ida (Part 1)" (Not included on the original release)Tina Turner2:30
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sweet Rhode Island Red"Tina Turner3:06
2."Ready For You Baby"Tina Turner3:11
3."Smooth Out The Wrinkles"Tina Turner3:45
4."Doozie"Tina Turner2:50
5."Higher Ground"Stevie Wonder3:40
6."Sexy Ida (Part 2)" (Not included on the original release)Tina Turner3:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sweet Rhode Island Red/The Gospel According To Ike & Tina - Ike & Tina Turner | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Tracks on Sweet Rhode Island Red - Ike and Tina Turner (October 1974) | SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.
  3. ^ "Ike and Tina Tour" (PDF). Cash Box: 29. September 14, 1974.
  4. ^ "Ike And Tina Turner – Sweet Rhode Island Red (Club Issue)". Discogs.
  5. ^ "Sweet Rhode Island Red (song by Ike & Tina Turner) Music VF, US & UK hits charts". www.musicvf.com.
  6. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red". Dutch Charts.
  7. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner Chart History". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Sexy Ida (Part 1) (song by Ike & Tina Turner) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". www.musicvf.com.
  9. ^ Paytress, Mark. Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar (Rev. ed.). London. ISBN 9780857120236. OCLC 954133096.
  10. ^ "Hot 100/Hot Soul Singles - Sexy Ida (Part 2)" (PDF). Billboard. November 9, 1974.
  11. ^ "The Sweet Rhode Island Red/The Gospel According To Ike & Tina - Ike Turner, Ike & Tina Turner, Tina Turner | Releases". AllMusic.