Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (US 1975)


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Recorded in 1975, The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album was the brainchild of the Band's Levon Helm and producer/songwriter Henry Glover. At the time, the duo's production company, RCO, had recently set up shop in a barn-turned- studio in Woodstock, New York, and Muddy Waters was their first client. 



The album, born of a unique merger of top-flight talent (Waters' touring band plus the cream of the musicians then living in and around Woodstock), is one of the loosest, swingingest records that Waters ever cut, and features such musicians as blues-harp great Paul Butterfield, Helm and Garth Hudson (of the Band), guitarist Bob Margolin and keyboardist Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (from Waters' band), and renowned session players Fred Carter and Howard Johnson.


The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album includes five original songs written by Waters ("Going Down to Main Street," "Born With Nothing," "Funny Sounds," "Love, Deep as the Ocean" and the previously unreleased CD-only bonus track, Fox Squirrel) plus covers of Louis Jordan's "Let the Good Times Roll" and Caldonia, Bobby Charles' "Why Are People Like That" and Leiber & Stoller's Kansas City. 

As chronicled in the newly penned liner notes by Billboard's Chris Morris, the disc proved to be the last that Waters would record for Chess. 

It was, however, a memorable farewell - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album was awarded the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording.

Of all the post-Fathers & Sons attempts at updating Waters' sound in collaboration with younger white musicians, this album worked best because they let Waters be himself, producing music that compared favorably to his concerts of the period, which were wonderful. 


His final album for Chess (recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock studio, not in Chicago), with Helm and fellow Band-member Garth Hudson teaming up with Waters' touring band, it was a rocking (in the bluesy sense) soulful swansong to the label where he got his start. 

Waters covers some songs he knew back when (including Louis Jordan's "Caldonia" and "Let the Good Times Roll"), plays some slide, and generally has a great time on this Grammy-winning album. 

This record got lost in the shuffle between the collapse of Chess Records and the revival of Waters' career under the auspices of Johnny Winter, and was forgotten until 1995.

Personnel
Muddy Waters - vocal/guitar 
 Paul Butterfield - harmonica
 Henry Glover - producer
 Levon Helm - bass/drums/producer
 Garth Hudson - accordion/keyboards/saxophone
 Howard Johnson - saxophone
 Sammy Lawhorn - guitar
 Bob Margolin - guitar
 "Pinetop" Perkins - piano

01. Why Are People Like That  03:37
02. Going Down To Main Street  04:16
03. Born With Nothing  05:23
04. Caledonia  06:19
05. Funny Sounds  04:34
06. Love, Deep As The Ocean  05:13
07. Let The Good Times Roll  05:15
08. Kansas City  05:12
Bonus Track:
09. Fox Squirrel  03:54

Extra Bonus Concert:  
Tuesday June 15, 1976  
Muddy Waters Paul's Mall,Boston
WBCN-FM Stereo 

Personnel
Muddy Waters - guitar, vocals
 Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums
 Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson - guitar
 Calvin Jones - bass
 Bob Margolin - guitar
 Joe "Pine Top" Perkins - piano
 Jerry Portnoy - harmonica

01. Dj Intro  00:23
02. Instrumental #1 (cut in)  04:55 
03. Instrumental #2  08:12
04. Instrumental #3  03:25

≈≈≈≈ Enter Muddy Waters ≈≈≈≈
05. Muddy Waters Day Proclamation  03:57
06. Caldonia  05:41
07. Kansas City  08:38
08. Hoochie Coochie Man  02:51 
09. I Want You To Love Me  04:21 
10. Baby Please Don't Go  04:05 
11. Long Distance Call  07:29
12. Mannish Boy  05:22
13. Got My Mojo Working  03:05

Encore
14. You Don't Have To Go  03:48 
15. Exit Music  01:43
16. dj outro  01:01

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Yoko Ono - Plastic Ono Band (Canadian Edition 1970) + Live Jam


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Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band is the avant-garde debut studio album by Yoko Ono. The album came after recording three experimental releases with John Lennon and a live album as a member of The Plastic Ono Band.


With the exception of "AOS", a 1968 live recording, the entire album was recorded in one afternoon in October 1970 during the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band sessions at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios, using the same musicians and production team. 

Also recorded on this day were "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)" which ended up on the next album Fly, and "Between the Takes" which was released on Fly's 1998 CD reissue. 


"Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City" was based around a sample from a discarded tape of George Harrison playing a sitar and a Ringo Starr drum break with an added echo effect plus Ono's vocals with a lyric referencing a miscarriage. Ono's vocalisations on tracks such as "Why" and "Why Not" mixed hetai, a Japanese vocal technique from kabuki theatre, with modern rock 'n roll and raw aggression influenced by the then-popular primal therapy that Lennon and Ono had been undertaking. 

According to Ono, the recording engineers were in the habit of turning off the recording equipment when she began to perform-- which is why, at the end of "Why", Lennon can be heard asking "Were you gettin' that?".

Initially on Apple Records, through EMI, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band was released to considerable critical disdain in 1970, at a time when Ono was being widely blamed for disbanding The Beatles. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band failed to chart in the UK but reached number 182 in the US. Notable exceptions were the estimations of Billboard who called it 'visionary' and critic Lester Bangs who supported it in Rolling Stone. More recently, the album has been credited (like those of The Velvet Underground) with having an influence, particularly on musicians, grossly disproportionate to its sales and visibility. Critic David Browne of Entertainment Weekly has credited the album with "launching a hundred or more female alternative rockers, like Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson of the B-52s to current thrashers like L7 and Courtney Love of Hole".


The covers of Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band albums are nearly identical; Lennon pointed out the difference in their 1980 Playboy interview ("In Yoko's, she's leaning back on me; in mine, I'm leaning on her"). The photos were taken with a cheap Instamatic camera on the grounds of Tittenhurst Park (their home at the time) by actor Daniel Richter (as listed in the album's credits), who was working as their assistant.

01. Why 05:37 [An edited version became the B-side to Lennon's single "Mother"]
02. Why Not 09:55 [Excerpted in a 1980 RKO Radio tribute, featuring Lennon's last recorded interview]
03. Greenfield Morning... 05:38 [The title and lyrics come from Ono's book Grapefruit]
04. AOS 07:06 [Featuring Ornette Coleman, recorded on 29 February 1968, predating the rest of the material]
05. Touch Me 04:37 [Also selected as a B-side, to "Power to the People", replacing Ono's "Open Your Box" for the US market]
06. Paper Shoes 07:26 [Referenced by Lennon during the 1980 RKO interview]

Bonus Tracks
07. Open Your Box 07:35
08. Something More Abstract 00:44
09. Why (Extended Version) 08:40
10. The South Wind 16:41

Extra Bonus Live Material:
11. Cold Turkey 08:35
12. Don't Worry Kyoko 16:00
13. Well (Baby Please Don't Go) 04:40
14. Jamrag 05:36
15. Scumbag 06:07
16. AU 06:23

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

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Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep ~ Mountain High (Soul US 1966)


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River Deep Mountain High is a studio album by the American R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. The album contains songs from several different sources, 5 songs produced by the legendary producer Phil Spector and 7 songs that are older recordings produced by Ike Turner. It was released in September 1966 (1966-09) on A&M Records.

"River Deep – Mountain High" is a 1966 single by Ike & Tina Turner. Considered by producer Phil Spector to be his best work, the single was successful in Europe, peaking at #3 in the United Kingdom, though it flopped on its original release in the United States. Spector claimed to be pleased with the response from the critics and his peers, but he then withdrew from the music industry for two years, beginning his personal decline.

After Eric Burdon and the Animals covered the song in 1968, it was re-released a year later, and has since become one of Tina Turner's signature songs, though it charted even lower, "Bubbling Under" at #112.

In 1999, "River Deep – Mountain High" was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.


Written by Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, "River Deep - Mountain High" was among the first recordings that Ike & Tina Turner did for Phil Spector's Philles Records. Spector was well aware of Ike Turner's controlling attitude in the studio, and resultantly drew up an unusual contract: the River Deep – Mountain High (album) and single would be credited to "Ike & Tina Turner", but Ike was paid $20,000 to stay away from the studio, and only Tina Turner's vocals would be used on record.

The track was recorded using Spector's "Wall of Sound" production technique, cost a then-unheard of $22,000, and required 21 session musicians and 21 background vocalists. Due to Spector's perfectionism in the studio, he made Turner sing the song over and over for several hours until he felt was the perfect vocal take for the song. 

The recording of the song was later dramatized for Tina Turner's biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It. At Ike Turner's 2007 funeral, Phil Spector chastised the film's depiction saying that he had a good relationship with Ike Turner and that the film was "garbage" stating that he insisted for Ike's name to be included on the recording despite the fact that executives of Spector's label Philles had only wanted Tina billed on the recording.

The single entered the lower end of the Billboard 100 and stopped at #88 on the pop charts. Even though it had better fortune in the United Kingdom, peaking at #3 in the singles charts on first release, Spector was so disillusioned that he ceased involvement in the recording industry totally for two years, and only intermittently returned to the studio after that; he effectively became a recluse and began to self-destruct.

Ike Turner remarked that he felt the record didn't do well in America because the sound was "pop or white", while Tina Turner's voice was R&B, so that "America mixes race in it"—though the writer Michael Billig observed that earlier records which had mixed black singers with a white pop sound had sold well, so it was likely to be that in 1966 the black political movement was encouraging African Americans to take a pride in their own culture, and "River Deep – Mountain High" was out of step with that movement.

Later Rolling Stone was to put it at #33 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

George Harrison praised the record, declaring it "a perfect record from start to finish." "River Deep - Mountain High" compared a woman's love and loyalty, respectively, to that which that a child feels for a doll, and a puppy has for his master.

In 1967, Harry Nilsson (who had worked with Spector as a songwriter early in his career) released a cover version of the song on his first RCA Victor album, Pandemonium Shadow Show. This was followed by an epic ten-minute version recorded by Deep Purple for their 1968 album, The Book of Taliesyn. An edited version was released as a single in the United States and reached #53 in early 1969 and #42 on the Canadian RPM charts.

The original Ike and Tina Turner version of the song was re-released the same year to a more receptive public and since then has gained the recognition Spector wanted from the record. Numerous versions have been recorded since, including two different recordings by Ike and Tina Turner that do not feature Spector's "Wall of Sound" production style, as well as some by Tina Turner herself without Ike Turner.

Eric Burdon & The Animals recorded an extended version of the song, with additional musical sections and a heavily dramatized arrangement, for their 1968 album Love Is. An edited version was released as a single, and the full version also appears on their 1969 compilation The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals. In 1985, Burdon recorded a live version of it and released it in 1992 on "That's Live".

The Australian band, The Easybeats, did a cover version in 1967. Another cover version was by 2 of Clubs, a Cincinnati-based American female pop duo, which failed to chart.

01."River Deep, Mountain High" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) - 3:38
02."I Idolize You" - 3:46
03."A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) - 3:05
04."A Fool in Love" - 3:13
05."Make 'Em Wait" - 2:22
06."Hold on Baby" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) - 2:59
07."I'll Never Need More Than This" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) - 3:33
08."Save the Last Dance for Me" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) - 3:02
09."Oh Baby!" (Kent Harris) - 2:46
10."Every Day I Have to Cry" (Arthur Alexander) - 2:40
11."Such a Fool for You" - 2:48
12."It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (J. Michael Lee, Joe Seneca) - 3:14

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

The Ikettes - Soul The Hits (Great Soul US 1964)


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A great record from the Ikettes! It only takes one listen to this album to realize how much better this trio was than most of the other "girl" groups around at the time -- working with a depth and tightness that's way more than simple girl pop -- and which shows their close ties to the Ike Turner empire! The voices of all three singers are wonderful, and many of the tunes have the same sort of energy as the best grooves of the time from Ike & Tina -- upbeat and snapping, and almost with a trace of Northern Soul at times -- but a grittier undercurrent at others. Tracks include the super "Peaches 'N Cream", "Sally Go Round The Roses", "I'm So Thankful", "Lonely For You", and "Not That I Recall". 


This Japanese CD expands the original album tremendously -- from 12 tracks to 29 with the addition of lots more singles and material issued by some group members as solo artists. Bonus tracks include "How Come", "Your Love Is Mine", "Sha La La", "You're Trying To Make Me Lose My Mind", and "Fine Fine Fine" by The Ikettes -- plus "I'm Leaving You", "You're Still My Baby", "Give Me A Chance", and "Through With You" by Venetta Fields; "Blue With A Broken Heart" by Flora Williams; and "Easy Living" by Dee Dee Johnson.

01.I'M SO THANKFUL [3:10]
02.DA DOO RON RON [2:27]
03.CAMEL WALK [2:39]
04.CAN'T SIT DOWN 'COS I FEEL SO GOOD [2:21]
05.(NEVER MORE) LONELY FOR YOU [2:21]
06.NOT THAT I RECALL [2:05]
07.PEACHES 'N' CREAM [2:31]
08.SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES [2:38]
09.DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ME [3:01]
10.FINE,FINE,FINE [2:36]
11.NOBODY LOVES ME [2:45]
12.IT'S BEEN SO LONG [3:12]

13.CAMEL WALK [2:39] (Bonus)
14.THE BIGGEST PLAYERS [1:41] (Bonus)
15.HOW COME [1:57] (Bonus)
16.BLUE WITH A BROKEN HEART (aka BLUE ON BLUE) [2:57) (Bonus)
17.YOU'RE STILL MY BABY [3:36] (Bonus)
18.I'M LEAVING YOU [3:00] (Bonus)
19.THROUGH WITH YOU [3:26] (Bonus)
20.GIVE ME A CHANCE (TRY ME) [2:29] (Bonus)
21.CHEATER [2:22] (Bonus)
22.YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE ME LOST MY MIND [2:12] (Bonus)
23.YOUR LOVE IS MINE [2:21] (Bonus)
24.YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO [2:53] (Bonus)
25.THE LOCO-MOTION [2:20] (Bonus)
26.SHA LA LA [2:54] (Bonus)
27.CAMEL WALK [2:33] (Bonus)
28.(NEVER MORE) LONELY FOR YOU [2:20] (Bonus)
29.EASY LIVING (aka LIVING FOR YOU) [2:11] (Bonus)

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Ike & Tina - The Soul of Ike & Tina (Great Soul US 1966)


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Ike & Tina Turner were an American rock & roll and soul duo, made of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner in the 1960s and 1970s. Spanning sixteen years together as a recording group, the duo played among its repertoire, rock & roll, soul, blues and funk. They are known for their wild and entertaining dance shows and especially for their scintillating cover of "Proud Mary", for which they won a Grammy Award. The duo were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Ike Turner's first taste of musical stardom occurred in 1951 when his band, The Kings of Rhythm, recorded the blues single, "Rocket 88", later debated as the first rock and roll record ever issued. However, due to music industry regulations, the song was credited to Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Brenston later left for his own solo career, while Ike and his band concentrated on performing at local haunts in St. Louis.

In 1956, a sixteen-year-old named Anna Mae Bullock had moved from her hometown of Nutbush, Tennessee to live with her mother and sister in St. Louis. Within a year, Anna Mae frequented nightclubs with her sister. It was at one of these nightclubs that she first spotted Turner performing with the Kings of Rhythm. After seeing members of the audience getting chances to sing, she determinedly tried to secure her spot, finally succeeding by grabbing the microphone from a begrudging rival and launching into a version of B.B. King's "I Know You Love Me Baby". Her now-trademark raspy-throated vocals impressed Ike so much (he was known to have said to her, "Girl, I didn't know you can sing!" afterwards) that he allowed the girl known by friends as "Little Ann" in his band as a background singer. However, that changed after a male singer failed to show up for a recording session and Anna Mae, then eight months pregnant with her second child (her only child with Ike), recorded what became "A Fool in Love".


Originally Ike's intent was to erase her but after hearing her vocals he not only relented but also changed her stage name to Tina and appended his own surname to both, even though Ike was then still married to another woman. He also changed his group's name from The Kings of Rhythm to The Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The original group was extended to include three new background singers later known as "The Ikettes". Throughout their recording career, the ensemble was known simply as Ike and Tina Turner with Tina fronting the band through Ike's leadership.

Released in the winter of 1960, Ike & Tina's first single, "A Fool in Love", became an instant hit reaching number two on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart and number twenty-seven on the American pop singles chart, firmly launching the duo into the national spotlight with Tina being the major attraction to their live shows. That was followed a year later by "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (written by Rose Marie McCoy), which included Mickey from one-hit wonders duo Mickey & Sylvia as "Ikey" in the background. That song gave them their first Grammy nomination and peaked at number fourteen on the pop singles chart. A third hit, 1962's "Poor Fool", was a sequel to "A Fool in Love", which peaked at number thirty-eight.

However, their chart success was limited compared to their live shows that included a series of grueling one-nighters and the occasional big shows. Ike & Tina's touring popularity helped them land national teen shows including Shindig!, Hollywood A Go-Go and American Bandstand. With Ike leading the band and Tina and the Ikettes dancing up a storm with Tina showcasing a shouting soulful voice, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue were a national attraction by the mid-1960s even with limited top forty pop success.

In 1966, Phil Spector signed Ike & Tina to his Phillies label and recorded the landmark single, "River Deep - Mountain High", with Ike accepting $25,000 from Spector not to participate in the recording and to be allowed to record Tina alone. While the record failed to grant success on the American pop charts peaking at a dismal eighty-eight (commonly blamed on the over-hyping of the single by radio djs before its release), the song later became an international hit reaching number three on the UK pop chart. the Revue opened for the Stones on their 1966 and 1969 US tours gaining international acclaim.

By 1969, that acclaim was finally getting them more chart action with the release of the blues-heavy "Outta Season" and The Hunter. From the album "The Hunter" Tina received another Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance for the song "Bold Soul Sister". That same year, the group opened for the Stones on their Altamont festival (one song from their performance appears in the 1970 documentary of the concert, Gimme Shelter). That year, they scored a hit with their version of Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want To Take You Higher." Also in 1970, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and performed an early version of what would be their biggest hit to date - a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song, "Proud Mary" and "Bold Soul Sister".

Released in the spring of 1971, "Proud Mary" gave the duo their biggest chart success, reaching number four on the American pop singles chart and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1972. In 1971, they performed in Africa for a documentary film titled Soul II Soul; and were more briefly seen performing in the Milos Forman film Taking Off. The duo scored their final Top 30 chart hit with the Tina-penned semi-autobiographical "Nutbush City Limits" in 1973.

01. Goodbye So Long   2:10 
02. If I Can't Be First   2:11 
03. Chicken Shack   1:56 
04. I Don't Need   2:16 
05. I Wish My Dreams Would Come True   1:45 
06. Hard Times   2:18 
07. Flee Flee Flee   2:27 
08. It's Crazy Baby   2:58 
09. Gonna Have Fun   2:07 
10. Am I a Fool in Love   2:57 
11. Something Came Over Me   2:44 
12. Hurt Is All You Gave Me   2:30 
13. Don't You Blame It on Me   1:47 

Bonus Tracks
14. All I Could Do Was Cry (aka Stop The Wedding)
15. You Can't Miss Nothing
16. My Baby Now
17. Flee Flee Fla
18. Makin' Plans Together
19. Give Me Your Love
20. I Can't Believe What You Say
21. I Need A Man
22. Baby, Don't Do It
23. Over You
24. He's The One
25. Shake It Baby
26. Five Long Years
27. What Do You Think I Am
28. You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too 

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Ike & Tina Turner - Revue Live (Rare Soul Album US 1964)


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Ike & Tina Turner were an American rock & roll and soul duo, made of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner in the 1960s and 1970s. Spanning sixteen years together as a recording group, the duo played among its repertoire, rock & roll, soul, blues and funk. They are known for their wild and entertaining dance shows and especially for their scintillating cover of "Proud Mary", for which they won a Grammy Award. The duo were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.


Origins
Ike Turner's first taste of musical stardom occurred in 1951 when his band, The Kings of Rhythm, recorded the blues single, "Rocket 88", later debated as the first rock and roll record ever issued. However, due to music industry regulations, the song was credited to Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Brenston later left for his own solo career, while Ike and his band concentrated on performing at local haunts in St. Louis.

In 1956, a sixteen-year-old named Anna Mae Bullock had moved from her hometown of Nutbush, Tennessee to live with her mother and sister in St. Louis. Within a year, Anna Mae frequented nightclubs with her sister. It was at one of these nightclubs that she first spotted Turner performing with the Kings of Rhythm. After seeing members of the audience getting chances to sing, she determinedly tried to secure her spot, finally succeeding by grabbing the microphone from a begrudging rival and launching into a version of B.B. King's "I Know You Love Me Baby". Her now-trademark raspy-throated vocals impressed Ike so much (he was known to have said to her, "Girl, I didn't know you can sing!" afterwards) that he allowed the girl known by friends as "Little Ann" in his band as a background singer. However, that changed after a male singer failed to show up for a recording session and Anna Mae, then eight months pregnant with her second child (her only child with Ike), recorded what became "A Fool in Love".

Originally Ike's intent was to erase her but after hearing her vocals he not only relented but also changed her stage name to Tina and appended his own surname to both, even though Ike was then still married to another woman. He also changed his group's name from The Kings of Rhythm to The Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The original group was extended to include three new background singers later known as "The Ikettes". Throughout their recording career, the ensemble was known simply as Ike and Tina Turner with Tina fronting the band through Ike's leadership.

Success
Released in the winter of 1960, Ike & Tina's first single, "A Fool in Love", became an instant hit reaching number two on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart and number twenty-seven on the American pop singles chart, firmly launching the duo into the national spotlight with Tina being the major attraction to their live shows. That was followed a year later by "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (written by Rose Marie McCoy), which included Mickey from one-hit wonders duo Mickey & Sylvia as "Ikey" in the background. That song gave them their first Grammy nomination and peaked at number fourteen on the pop singles chart. A third hit, 1962's "Poor Fool", was a sequel to "A Fool in Love", which peaked at number thirty-eight.

However, their chart success was limited compared to their live shows that included a series of grueling one-nighters and the occasional big shows. Ike & Tina's touring popularity helped them land national teen shows including Shindig!, Hollywood A Go-Go and American Bandstand. With Ike leading the band and Tina and the Ikettes dancing up a storm with Tina showcasing a shouting soulful voice, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue were a national attraction by the mid-1960s even with limited top forty pop success.

In 1966, Phil Spector signed Ike & Tina to his Phillies label and recorded the landmark single, "River Deep - Mountain High", with Ike accepting $25,000 from Spector not to participate in the recording and to be allowed to record Tina alone. While the record failed to grant success on the American pop charts peaking at a dismal eighty-eight (commonly blamed on the over-hyping of the single by radio djs before its release), the song later became an international hit reaching number three on the UK pop chart. the Revue opened for the Stones on their 1966 and 1969 US tours gaining international acclaim.

By 1969, that acclaim was finally getting them more chart action with the release of the blues-heavy "Outta Season" and The Hunter. From the album "The Hunter" Tina received another Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance for the song "Bold Soul Sister". That same year, the group opened for the Stones on their Altamont festival (one song from their performance appears in the 1970 documentary of the concert, Gimme Shelter). That year, they scored a hit with their version of Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want To Take You Higher." Also in 1970, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and performed an early version of what would be their biggest hit to date - a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song, "Proud Mary" and "Bold Soul Sister".


Released in the spring of 1971, "Proud Mary" gave the duo their biggest chart success, reaching number four on the American pop singles chart and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1972. In 1971, they performed in Africa for a documentary film titled Soul II Soul; and were more briefly seen performing in the Milos Forman film Taking Off. The duo scored their final Top 30 chart hit with the Tina-penned semi-autobiographical "Nutbush City Limits" in 1973.

Decline
By 1975, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue's popularity was fading. Seventeen years after she was first allowed in Ike's band, Tina began to take more steps toward a solo career, appearing without Ike on shows such as The Cher Show and The Mike Douglas Show. That same year, she gave a rousing performance in the rock musical Tommy as the Acid Queen.

Fearful of Tina's growing independence after years of what she described as imprisoned torture at his hands, Ike—high on cocaine and prescription pills—abused Tina in order to keep her within his control. Years later, Tina recalled in her I, Tina autobiography that Ike had used abuse to control her throughout the group's tenure and the pair's 16-year marriage.

Tina finally escaped from Ike after another violent confrontation while en route to a hotel in Dallas before a show. Tina said she ran out of the hotel's back door and kept running until she saw a Ramada Inn Hotel where, with only 36 cents in her purse, she left Ike for good and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue abruptly came to an end. Tina then filed for divorce and the former duo fought over legal matters in divorce court until the matter was resolved in 1978 with Ike retaining all monetary assets. During this time, Tina was sued by concert promoters for concerts missed with Ike.

Solo careers
Tina was allowed to keep the stage name Ike had given her and within six years climbed her way back to the top, finding success while performing in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and most famously at New York City's Ritz Theater and later opening for rock acts David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and Rod Stewart, the latter of which brought Tina with him to perform their rendition of "Hot Legs" on Saturday Night Live. Tina eventually found solo superstardom following the release of 1984's Private Dancer album which sold 11 million copies, and included the biggest hit of her recording career, "What's Love Got to Do With It", which peaked at number one on the US pop chart, a position Ike & Tina never reached while together.

Ike, in the meantime, failed to gain any solo success during the first years without Tina and was besmirched by legal troubles including a conviction on drug charges. After his release from prison in 1993, Ike found musical acclaim on his own as a blues musician, eventually winning his first solo Grammy in 2007 with the album Risin' With the Blues.

Tina, in the meantime, had become an international rock superstar with successful albums and selling out stadiums throughout the 1980s and 1990s winning eight Grammys in the process. Having established herself as a pop superstar, Tina semi-retired from performing after a successful stadium tour in 2000. In 2005, she released her highly successful album All The Best which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. The album went multi platinum in many countries including the U.S. and the UK. In 2008, Tina delivered a heart stopping performance at the Grammy Awards alongside Beyonce Knowles. In October 2008, Tina returned to performing with her "Tina Live" world tour.


Controversy
Though regarded as one of the most explosive rock music duos in history, Ike & Tina's musical success has been overshadowed by stories of domestic abuse committed by Ike against Tina and Ike's legal battles, which have subsided since his 1993 release from prison. Ike's reputation was further damaged after the release of the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It, which documented the Turners' turbulent marriage and depicted Ike — played by Laurence Fishburne in the film — as a jealous and violent wife batterer. After the film and Tina's I, Tina autobiography (the film's basis), Ike steadfastly denied the abuse allegations saying that he only hit Tina a few times and that Tina often hit back. In his own autobiography, 1999's Takin' Back My Name, he admitted that he "slapped Tina...there have been times I have punched her for no reason" but hadn't done anything he wouldn't mind anyone doing to his "own mother". He denied ever beating her as alleged in Tina's book.

During an appearance in St. Louis, controversy arose around Ike again when he was denied having a day in his honor due to his history of abuse against Tina. Ike publicly apologized to his former wife for "all the things that I've done that hurt her" but admitted he couldn't change the past.

Ike Turner died from an apparent cocaine overdose on December 12, 2007 at his home in San Diego. He was 76 years old.

Tina is living with her partner of twenty-three years, German-born Erwin Bach, in Switzerland and France.

01. Please, Please, Please - Ike & Tina Turner
02. Feelin' Good - Jimmy Thomas
03. The Love Of My Man - Venetta Fields
04. Think - Bobby John
05. Drown In My Own Tears - Stacy Johnson
06. I Love The Way You Love - Robbie Montgomery
07. For Your Precious Love - Vernon Guy
08. All In My Mind - Ike & Tina Turner
09. I Can't Believe What You Say - Ike & Tina Turner

1. Revue Live
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2. Revue Live
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3. Revue Live

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Various Artist - The Warner-Reprise Albums 1969-70


Size: 665 MB
Bitrate: 320
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Disc 1
01. Neil Young (with Crazy Horse) - Cinnamon Girl (2:59)
02. The Grateful - Dead Doin’ That Rag (abridged) (2:22)
03. Geoff & Maria Muldaur - All Bowed Down (2:47)
04. The Everly Brothers - Empty Boxes (mono) (2:46)
05. Doug Kershaw - Son Of A Louisiana Man (2:16)
06. David Blue - Atlanta Farewell (abridged) (1:48)
07. Arlo Guthrie - Every Hand In The Land (2:21)
08. The Blue Velvet Band - Weary Blues From Waitin’ (3:07)
09. Theo Bikel - Piggies (3:13)
10. Joni Mitchell - “My American Skirt” (0:35)
11. Joni Mitchell - The Fiddle And The Drum (2:47)
12. John Renbourn - Transfusion (1:58)
13. Bert Jansch - Poison (3:11)
14. The Pentangle - Once I Had A Sweetheart (4:41)
15. Joni Mitchell - “Spoony’s Wonderful Adventure” (0:38)
16. Peter, Paul & Mary - Going To The Zoo (3:16)

Disc 2
01. Sweetwater - Day Song (1:46)
02. Louie Shelton - A Walk In The Country (1:59)
03. Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me (3:35)
04. Van Dyke Parks - Music For Ice Capades TV Commercials (1:49)
05. Randy Newman - Yellow Man (2:15)
06. Pearls Before Swine - These Things Too (3:24)
07. Hamilton Camp Star - Spangled Bus (2:44)
08. Ella Fitzgerald - The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (3:01)
09  The Fugs Yodelin’ Yippie (2:17)
10. The Mothers Of Invention - Electric Aunt Jemima (1:41)
11. Jethro Tull - Fat Man (2:45)
12. Mephistopheles Take A Jet (2:33)
13. The Jimi Hendrix - Experience Stone Free (3:37)
14. The Kinks - Nothing To Say (mono) (3:15)
15. Fats Domino - Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (2:44)

Disc 1
01. Wild Man Fischer - Songs For Sale (0:32)
02. Jethro Tull - My Sunday Feeling (3:36)
03. The Pentangle - Sweet Child (5:09)
04. Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider (3:18)
05. Family - Second Generation Woman (3:13)
06. Neil Young - I’ve Been Waiting For You (2:30)
07. Tom Northcott - Sunny Goodge Street (2:59)
08. Wild Man Fischer - Songs For Sale (0:19)
09. The Everly Brothers - T For Texas (3:46)
10. The Everly Brothers - Lord Of The Manor (4:45)
11. Van Dyke Parks - The All Golden (3:45)
12. Van Dyke Parks - Music For A Datsun Television Commercial (1:02)
13. Sal Valentino - Alligator Man (2:36)
14. The Beau Brummels - Deep Water (2:30)
15. Randy Newman - Davy The Fat Boy (2:47)

Disc 2
01. Tiny Tim - Mr. Tim Laughs (0:25)
02. The Mothers Of Invention - The Voice Of Cheese (3:47
03. The Mothers Of Invention - The Air (2:50)
04. The Fugs - The Divine Toe (Part I) (3:06)
05. The Fugs - Wide, Wide River (2:48)
06. Arlo Guthrie - The Pause Of Mr. Claus (7:56)
07. Sweetwater - Why Oh Why (3:01)
08. Joni Mitchell - Nathan La Franeer (3:15)
09. Eric Andersen - So Good To Be With You (3:08)
10. The Electric Prunes - Finders Keepers (3:01)
11. The Kinks - Picture Book (2:35)
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Red House (3:49)
13. Miriam Makeba - I Shall Be Released (2:54)

Disc 1
01. The Fifth Avenue Band - Nice Folks (2:27)
02. John Sebastian - Red-Eye Express (2:57)
03. The Beach Boys - This Whole World (1:56)
04. Geoff & Maria Muldaur - New Orleans Hopscop Blues (2:45)
05. Arlo Guthrie - Coming In To Los Angeles (3:04)
06. Eric Andersen I Was The Rebel, She Was The Cause (2:36)
07. Norman Greenbaum - Jubilee (2:58)
08. Savage Grace - Ivy (4:09)
09. Van Morrison - Caravan (4:58)
10. Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well – Parts 1 & 2 (9:02)
11. The Pentangle - Sally Go Round The Roses (3:36)
12. Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy (4:24)
13. Small Faces - Flying (4:17)
14. Family - No Mule’s Fool (3:18)
15. The Kinks - When I Turn Out The Living Room Light (mono) (2:24)

Disc 2
01. The Everly Brothers - I’m On My Way Home Again (2:21)
02. Tim Buckley - Happy Time (3:12)
03. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (2:17)
04. Neil Young - The Loner (3:51)
05. Gordon Lightfoot - Approaching Lavender (2:53)
06. Randy Newman - Mama Told Me Not To Come (2:11)
07. James Taylor - Fire And Rain (3:24)
08. Dion-  Sit Down Old Friend (3:26)
09. Ed Sanders - The Illiad (4:07)
10. GTO’s - Kansas And The GTO’s (1:30)
11. GTO’s The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes (1:56)
12. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Ella Guru (2:27)
13. GTO’s - The Original GTO’s (1:06)
14. The Mothers Of Invention - WPLJ (2:53)
15. Wild Man Fischer - The Taster & The Story Of The Taster (2:57)
16. Pearls Before Swine - Footnote (1:18)
17. The Grateful Dead - Turn On Your Love Light (abridged) (6:45)

Part 1: Warner
Part 2: Warner
Part 3: Warner
Part 4: Warner
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Part 1: Warner
Part 2: Warner
Part 3: Warner
Part 4: Warner
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Part 1: Warner
Part 2: Warner
Part 3: Warner
Part 4: Warner

All files comes from: Willard's Wormholes website at http://www.willardswormholes.com/ If you want more of these Warner Albums, take a look in there.  //ChrisGoesRock