Tag: Tina Turner

Wednesday 11/18/2020 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Tina Turner (Part 1)


Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress who later became a Swiss citizen. Known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Turner rose to prominence as part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer. Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, trademark legs, and career longevity.

Turner began her recording career as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm under the name “Little Ann” on “Boxtop” in 1958. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 with the hit single “A Fool in Love”. She married Ike Turner in 1962. The duo went on to become “one of the most formidable live acts in history” and released notable hits such as “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “River Deep – Mountain High”, the Grammy-winning “Proud Mary”, and “Nutbush City Limits”. Raised a Baptist, she became an adherent of Nichiren Buddhism in 1973, crediting the spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo with helping her to endure during difficult times. Ike & Tina Turner disbanded in 1976, ending both their personal and their musical partnership; they divorced in 1978. In her 1986 autobiography, I, Tina: My Life Story, Turner revealed that she had been subjected to domestic violence.

In the 1980s, Turner launched “one of the greatest comebacks in music history” as a solo artist. Her 1983 single “Let’s Stay Together” was followed by the release of her fifth solo album, Private Dancer (1984), which became a worldwide success. The album contained the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and it became her first and only Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit. At the time, aged 44, she became the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100 chart. Turner’s chart success continued with “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Typical Male”, “The Best”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, and “GoldenEye”. During her Break Every Rule World Tour, she set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer. Her final Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. In 1993, What’s Love Got to Do with It, a biographical film adapted from Turner’s autobiography, was released with an accompanying soundtrack album. Turner also acted in the films Tommy (1975), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Last Action Hero (1993).

Having sold over 100 million records, Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She has won 12 Grammy Awards, which include eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Turner was the first black artist and first female to cover Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Turner has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Ike Turner in 1991, and is a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

Saturday 9/19/2020 6pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

From 1974, rereleased in 2005 – Tina Turners Keeps On Rockin’

Thursday 9/17/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Another installment of the Tina Turner Collection

What’s Love Got to Do with It is the eighth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone in 1993. It was the soundtrack album for the 1993 Tina Turner biographical film of the same name, which was released by Touchstone Pictures the same year.

1. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” 6:06
2. “Rock Me Baby” (1993 version) 3:57
3. “Disco Inferno” 4:03
4. “Why Must We Wait Until Tonight” 5:53
5. “Nutbush City Limits” (1993 version) 3:19
6. “(Darlin’) You Know I Love You” (1993 version) 4:27
7. “Proud Mary” (1993 version) 5:25
8. “A Fool in Love” (1993 version) 2:54
9. “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (1993 version) 2:49
10. “Stay Awhile” 4:50
11. “I Might Have Been Queen” (1993 version) 4:20
12. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:49

 

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 4pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Twenty Four Seven)

Twenty Four Seven is the tenth and final solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin on October 28, 1999. It is Turner’s last studio album before her retirement from recording.

The album was produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, the team behind Cher’s Believe, Johnny Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, All Saints etc.), Terry Britten and Absolute, best known for their work with British pop acts like Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates, and S Club 7. Bryan Adams guests on both the title track and “Without You”.

In 2000 the album was released as a limited edition special pack with a bonus disc including live recordings from Turner’s 60th birthday celebration in London in November 1999 as well as the promo videos for “When the Heartache Is Over” and “Whatever You Need”.

Twenty Four Seven is Turner’s last full-length studio album before her retirement from recording.

1. “Whatever You Need” 4:49
2. “All the Woman” 4:03
3. “When the Heartache Is Over” 3:44
4. “Absolutely Nothing’s Changed” 3:43
5. “Talk to My Heart” 5:08
6. “Don’t Leave Me This Way” 4:19
7. “Go Ahead” 4:20
8. “Without You” 4:06
9. “Falling” 4:21
10. “I Will Be There” 4:37
11. “Twenty Four Seven” 3:47

Tina Turner – lead vocals
Background vocals – Tracy Ackerman, Bryan Adams, Terry Britten
Acoustic guitar – Pete Lincoln
Bass guitar – Pino Palladino
Guitar – Terry Britten, Phil Hudson, Milton McDonald, Phil Palmer, Adam Phililps, Alan Ross
Harmonica – Peter Hope-Evans
Horns – Duncan Mackay, Mike Stevens, Nichol Thompson
Other instrumentation – Absolute, Marcus Brown, Dave Clews, Johnny Douglas, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor
Keyboards – Mark Taylor
Programming – Bruno Bridges
Strings – The London Musicians Orchestra
Trumpet – Steve Sidwell

Tuesday 9/15/2020 4pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Foreign Affair / Wildest Dreams)

Foreign Affair is the seventh solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records September 13, 1989. It was Turner’s third album release after her massively successful global comeback five years earlier, and although the album was not a major success in Turner’s native United States, it was a huge international success in Europe. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, her first number one album there. The album includes the single “The Best” which has gone on to become one of Turner’s best-known songs.

1. “Steamy Windows” 4:03
2. “The Best” 5:30
3. “You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What)” 3:45
4. “Undercover Agent for the Blues” 5:20
5. “Look Me in the Heart” 3:46
6. “Be Tender with Me Baby” 4:18
7. “You Can’t Stop Me Loving You” 4:00
8. “Ask Me How I Feel” 4:46
9. “Falling Like Rain” 4:03
10. “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:20
11. “Not Enough Romance” 4:04
12. “Foreign Affair” 4:27

Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin on April 22, 1996 earning double platinum certifications in the United Kingdom and in Europe.

1. “Do What You Do” 4:23
2. “Whatever You Want” 4:52
3. “Missing You” 4:36
4. “On Silent Wings” 6:12
5. “Thief of Hearts” 4:05
6. “In Your Wildest Dreams” 5:33
7. “GoldenEye” (Single edit) 3:27
8. “Confidential” 4:39
9. “Something Beautiful Remains” 4:20
10. “All Kinds of People” 4:43
11. “Unfinished Sympathy” 4:30
12. “Dancing in My Dreams/Something Beautiful Remains 6:09

 

 

Monday 9/14/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Private Dancer)

Private Dancer is the fifth solo studio album by Tina Turner. It was released by Capitol Records in May 1984, and was her first album released through the label. Recording sessions for the album took place at several studios in England and was overseen by four different production teams, including Rupert Hine, and Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven 17. A radical departure from the rhythm and blues sound Turner had performed with her former husband and performing partner Ike Turner, the tracks in the album are a mixture of uptempos and ballads, inspired by pop and rock genres; it also features elements of smooth jazz and R&B.

After several challenging years of going solo after divorcing Ike, Private Dancer propelled Turner into becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable crossover singers in the recording industry. It became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To date, it remains her best-selling album in North America. Private Dancer produced seven singles, including “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, and “Let’s Stay Together”. Positively received by critics on release for Turner’s ability to give energy and raw emotion to slickly-produced professional pop/rock songs; its long term legacy is that the softening of her raw Southern soul style produced a “landmark” in the “evolution of pop-soul music”. The album was promoted throughout 1985 in a 177-date worldwide tour entitled the Private Dancer Tour.

In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

1. “I Might Have Been Queen” 4:10
2. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:48
3. “Show Some Respect” 3:18
4. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” 3:41
5. “Private Dancer” 7:11
6. “Let’s Stay Together” 5:16
7. “Better Be Good to Me” 5:11
8. “Steel Claw” 3:48
9. “Help!” 4:30
10. “1984” 3:09

2015 30th Anniversary Edition bonus disc
1. “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” (with B.E.F.)
2. “I Wrote a Letter” (“Let’s Stay Together” B-side)
3. “Rock ‘n Roll Widow” (“Help” B-side)
4. “Don’t Rush the Good Things” (“What’s Love Got to Do with It” B-side)
5. “When I Was Young” (“Better Be Good to Me” B-side)
6. “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby” (“Private Dancer” B-side)
7. “Tonight” (Live with David Bowie) (Live at The NEC, Birmingham)
8. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” (Live)
9. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (Extended 12″ Remix)
10. “Better Be Good to Me” (Extended 12″ Remix) (edit)
11. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Extended 12″ Remix)
12. “Show Some Respect” (Extended Mix)
13. “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Single Edit)
14. “One of the Living” (Single Remix)
15. “It’s Only Love” (with Bryan Adams)

Tina Turner – lead vocals (all tracks), background vocals (1, 7, 8)
Gary Barnacle – saxophone (6)
Jeff Beck – guitar (5, 8)
Terry Britten – guitar (2, 3, 4), background vocals (2, 3)
Graham Broad – drums (4)
Alex Brown – background vocals (9)
John Carter – percussion (5)
Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums (9)
Alan Clark – keyboards (5, 8), percussion (5)
Mel Collins – saxophone (5)
David Cullen – string arrangements (10)
Cy Curnin – background vocals (1, 7)
Jullian Diggle – percussion (5)
David Ervin – synthesizer, programming (9)
Gwen Evans – background vocals (9)
Charles Fearing – guitar (9)
Wilton Felder – bass guitar (9), saxophone (9)
Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (2, 3, 4)
Glenn Gregory – background vocals (6, 10)
Rupert Hine – bass guitar (1, 7), keyboards (1, 7), percussion, programming (1, 7), background vocals (1, 7)
Graham Jarvis – Oberheim DX (2, 3)
John Illsley – bass guitar (5, 8)
Hal Lindes – guitar (5, 8)
Billy Livsey – keyboards (2, 3)
Trevor Morais – drums (1, 7)
Simon Morton – percussion (2)
Tessa Niles – background vocals (2, 3)
Frank Ricotti – percussion (6)
Ray Russell – guitar (6)
Joe Sample – synthesizer (9), piano (9)
David T. Walker – guitar (9)
Martyn Ware – programming, electronic drums (6, 10), arrangements (6, 10), background vocals (6, 10)
Greg Walsh – programming (6, 10), arrangements (6, 10)
Jamie West-Oram – guitar (1, 7)
Jessica Williams – background vocals (9)
Terry Williams – drums (5, 8)
Nick Plytas – piano, synthesizer (6, 10)
Richie Zito – guitar (8)

Saturday 9/12/2020 6pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Break Every Rule is the sixth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released through Capitol Records in 1986. It was the follow-up to Turner’s globally successful comeback album, Private Dancer, released two years earlier.

1. “Typical Male” 4:18
2. “What You Get Is What You See” 4:31
3. “Two People” 4:11
4. “Till the Right Man Comes Along” 4:11
5. “Afterglow” 4:30
6. “Girls” 4:56
7. “Back Where You Started” 4:27
8. “Break Every Rule” 4:02
9. “Overnight Sensation” 4:40
10. “Paradise Is Here” 5:35
11. “I’ll Be Thunder” 5:21

Tina Turner – lead vocals, backing vocals (8, 11)
Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (1–6), string arrangements (4)
Billy Livsey – keyboards (3)
Steve Winwood – synthesizer solo (5)
Bryan Adams – acoustic piano (7), guitar (7), backing vocals (7)
Tommy Mandel – Hammond organ (7)
Rupert Hine – all instruments (8, 11), arrangements (8, 11), backing vocals (8, 11)
Guy Fletcher – keyboards (9, 10)
Albert Boekholt – programming (9, 10)
Terry Britten – guitar (1–6), bass guitar (1–6), backing vocals (1, 3, 4), programming (2, 4, 5)
Graham Lyle – mandolin (2)
Keith Scott – lead guitar (7)
Jamie West-Oram – guitar (8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – guitar (9, 10)
Dave Taylor – bass guitar (7)
Eric Clapton – guitars (2)
Micky Feat – bass guitar (9)
Phil Collins – drums (1, 6)
Jack Bruno – drums (3, 5)
Mickey Curry – drums (7)
Jamie Lane – drums (9)
Garry Katell – percussion (6)
Jim Vallance – percussion (7)
Frank Ricotti – percussion (9, 10)
Tim Cappello – saxophone solo (1)
Branford Marsalis – soprano saxophone (10)
Tessa Niles – backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
Samantha Brown – backing vocals (10)
Margo Buchanan – backing vocals (10)
Jimmy Chambers – backing vocals (10)
George Chandler – backing vocals (10)

Terry Britten – producer (1–6)
Bryan Adams – producer (7)
Bob Clearmountain – producer (7), engineer (7), mixing (7)
Rupert Hine – producer (8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – producer (9, 10)
Neil Dorfsman – producer (9, 10), engineer (9, 10)
Richard Elen – sound designer (1–6)
John Hudson – engineer (1–6), mixing (1–6)
Stephen W. Tayler – engineer (8, 11), mixing (8, 11)
Mike Ging – assistant engineer (1–6)
Paul Hamilton – assistant engineer (7)
Mark McKenna – assistant engineer (7)
Richard Moakes – assistant engineer (7, 9, 10)
Steve Rinkoff – assistant engineer (7)
Andrew Scarth – assistant engineer (8, 11)
Stephen Marcussen – mastering at Precision Lacquer (Hollywood, California).
Stylorouge – design
Herb Ritts – photography
Jenni Bolton – stylist, personal assistant
Phyllis Cohen – make-up
Roger Davies – director, management
Keith Dean – management
Lindsey Scott – management

Thursday 9/10/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Love Explosion is Tina Turner’s fourth solo studio album, released late 1979 on the EMI label in the Europe, Ariola Records in West Germany and United Artists Records in the UK. Italy and South Africa followed in early 1980. The album was not released in the United States. It was her second solo album released after she left husband Ike Turner and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Love Explosion failed to chart, so Turner lost her recording contract. It would be her last album until the critically acclaimed Private Dancer in 1984.

1. “Love Explosion” 5:55
2. “Fool For Your Love” 3:24
3. “Sunset on Sunset” 3:35
4. “Music Keeps Me Dancin'” 3:49
5. “I See Home” 5:19
6. “Backstabbers” 3:34
7. “Just a Little Lovin'” 3:12
8. “You Got What I’m Gonna Get” 3:08
9. “On the Radio” 3:49

Tina Turner – vocals
Jean-Claude Chavanat – guitar
Tony Bonfils – bass guitar
Bernard Arcadio – keyboards
André Ceccarelli – drums
Emmanuel “Manu” Roche – percussion
George Young, Lawrence Feldman, Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
Barry Rogers, David Taylor, Tom Malone, Wayne Andre – trombone
Alan Rubin, Randy Brecker – trumpet
George Marge – oboe
Arthur Simms, Stephanie de Sykes, Stevie Lange, Vicki Brown – background vocals
The Pat Halling String Ensemble – strings
Georges Rodi – synthesizer, programming

Wednesday 9/9/2020 5pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Rough is Tina Turner’s third solo studio album, released in September 1978 on the EMI label in the UK, Ariola Records in West Germany, and United Artists Records in the United States. This is Turner’s first solo album released after her divorce from husband Ike Turner in 1978. Her first two solo albums, Tina Turns the Country On! (1974) and Acid Queen (1975), were released while she was still a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Although Rough received positive critical reception, it was not a commercial success.

1. “Fruits of the Night” 4:05
2. “The Bitch Is Back” 3:30
3. “The Woman I’m Supposed to Be” 3:10
4. “Viva La Money” Allen Toussaint 3:14
5. “Funny How Time Slips Away” 4:08
6. “Earthquake & Hurricane” 2:30
7. “Root, Toot Undisputable Rock ‘n’ Roller” 4:29
8. “Fire Down Below” 3:13
9. “Sometimes When We Touch” 3:54
10. “A Woman in a Man’s World” 2:41
11. “Night Time Is the Right Time” 6:21

Rick Kellis – horn, saxophone, strings, horn arrangements
Ken Moore – piano, background vocals
Airto Moreira – percussion
Dennis Belfield – bass guitar
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
Peter Bunetta, Ed Greene – drums
Al Ciner – acoustic guitar
Denise Echols – background vocals
Venetta Fields – background vocals
Billy Haynes – bass guitar
Maxayn Lewis – background vocals
Deborah Lindsey – background vocals
Lenny Macaluso – electric guitar
Bill Oz – harmonica
Mary Russell – background vocals
Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
Stephanie Spruill – background vocals
Michael Stephenson – background vocals
Ron Stockert – synthesizer, clavinet
Marsha Thacker – background vocals
Tony Walthers – background vocals
Jeff “Dino” Deane, Dennis Farias – horn
William “Smitty” Smith – Hammond organ
The L.A. Horns – horns
The Gerald Lee String Company – strings
Jill Harris – assistant producer
Claude Mougin – photography

Tuesday 9/8/2020 4pm ET: Tine Turner Collection

What You Hear Is What You Get – Live at Carnegie Hall is a live album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner released on United Artists Records in 1971.

1. “Introduction” 1:30
2. “Piece Of My Heart” (performed by the Ikettes) 3:38
3. “Everyday People” (performed by the Ikettes) 2:10
4. “Introduction To Tina” 0:40
5. “Doin’ The Tina Turner” 1:20
6. “Sweet Soul Music” 1:00
7. “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” 4:05

1. “Honky Tonk Women” 3:05
2. “A Love Like Yours” 3:43
3. “Proud Mary” 6:35
4. “(Encore Of) Proud Mary” 2:35

1. “Proud Mary (Continued)” 3:25
2. “I Smell Trouble” 7:57
3. “Ike’s Tune” 0:30
4. “I Want To Take You Higher” 3:35

1. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” 8:35
2. “Respect” 5:03

Friday 9/4/2020 4pm ET: RadioMax Special – Tina Turner Collection (Part 3)

Come Together is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner and their backing vocalists the Ikettes, released on Liberty Records in May 1970.

Following Ike & Tina Turner’s tour with the Rolling Stones in November 1969, the duo began incorporating rock songs into their repertoire. Due to the receptive public response of their live performances, a studio version of the Beatles’ “Come Together” was released on Minit Records in December 1969. It peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 21 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart. Due to the success of the single, they were promoted to Minit’s parent label, the more mainstream Liberty Records. Their second single, “I Want to Take You Higher” by Sly and the Family Stone was released in May 1970. It peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 25 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart.

The track “Evil Man” was originally recorded as “Evil Woman” by the band Crow, more famously remembered for the version Black Sabbath released in January 1970. Ike & Tina Turner’s recording is gender swapped, describing a man rather than a woman.

The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Soul LP’s chart and at No. 130 on the Top LP’s chart.

1. “It Ain’t Right (Lovin’ To Be Lovin’)” 2:34
2. “Too Much Woman (For A Henpecked Man)” 2:31
3. “Unlucky Creature” 2:25
4. “Young And Dumb” 2:50
5. “Honky Tonk Women” 3:30
6. “Come Together” 3:37

1. “Why Can’t We Be Happy” 3:49
2. “Contact High” 2:16
3. “Keep On Walkin’ (Don’t Look Back)” 2:07
4. “I Want To Take You Higher” 2:51
5. “Evil Man” 3:25
6. “Doin’ It” 2:41

 

Thursday 9/3/2020 2:30 pm ET: RadioMax Special: Tina Turner Collection (Part 2)

Part 2 of The Tina Turner Collection  – This installment features . . 

The Hunter is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner released on Blue Thumb Records in October 1969.

The Hunter is one of their most blues-oriented albums which came during the blues revival period of the late 1960s. The title track is an Albert King song, and the album was recorded with electric blues guitarist Albert Collins. Collins played on the track “Bold Soul Sister.” Collins was not credited on the album to avoid a possible conflict of interest lawsuit because he was signed to Imperial Records.

“The Hunter” was the lead single, released in June 1969. It reached No. 37 in the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 93 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single “I Know” missed the Hot 100 chart at No. 126. However, the B-side “Bold Soul Sister” charted at No. 59 on the Hot 100 and No. 22 on the R&B chart. The album peaked at No. 176 in the Billboard Top LPs and No. 49 on the Billboard R&B albums chart. In 1971, after Ike and Tina had left the Blue thumb label a third single “You Don’t Love Me (Yes I Know)” was released in France.

1. “The Hunter” 6:33
2. “You Don’t Love Me (Yes I Know)” 2:54
3. “You Got Me Running” 2:59
4. “Bold Soul Sister” 2:36

1. “I Smell Trouble” 3:44
2. “The Things I Used To Do” 3:14
3. “Early In The Morning” 3:01
4. “You’re Still My Baby” 2:47
5. “I Know” 2:31

 

Thursday 9/3/2020 2pm ET: RadioMax Special – Feature LP: Tina Turner Collection

As we begin this feature we start with the 1966/1969 release of Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High and we feature the 1969 US Release of the Album.

River Deep – Mountain High is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. It was originally released by London Records in the UK in 1966, and later A&M Records in the US in 1969. In 2017, Pitchfork ranked it at No. 40 on their list of the 200 Best Albums of the 1960s.

1966
River Deep – Mountain High was intended to be released on Phil Spector’s Philles label as LP-4011 in the US, but it was shelved when the single “River Deep – Mountain High” did not do well on the charts. Only a few copies of LP-4011 were pressed, the covers never printed, before it was canceled by Philles. However, the single was successful in England. By popular demand, Spector released the album in the UK with liner notes written by Decca’s promotion man Tony Hall. Hall included a quote from Spector stating, “We can only assume that England is more appreciative of talent and exciting music than the U.S.” Actor Dennis Hopper shot the cover of the album. The album peaked at No. 27 in the UK.

1969
The album was eventually released in the United States when it was reissued by A&M Records in 1969. The reissue has a slightly different track listing. It substitutes “You’re So Fine” with “I’ll Never Need More Than This,” which was released as a non-album track in 1967. Upon its release in the US, the album reached No. 102 on the Billboard 200 and No. 28 on the R&B Albums chart.

1. “River Deep – Mountain High” 3:38
2. “I Idolize You” 3:46
3. “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knocking Everyday)” 3:05
4. “A Fool in Love” 3:13
5. “Make ‘Em Wait” 2:22
6. “Hold On Baby” 2:59
7. “I’ll Never Need More Than This” 3:33
8. “Save the Last Dance for Me” 3:02
9. “Oh Baby!” 2:46
10. “Every Day I Have to Cry” 2:40
11. “Such a Fool for You” 2:48
12. “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” 3:14

Tina Turner – vocals
Barney Kessel, Don Peake, John Ewing, Robert Gerstlauer – guitar
Jimmy Bond – string bass
Carol Kaye, Ray Pohlman, Lyle Ritz – Fender bass
Harold Battiste, Larry Knechtel, Ike Turner, Michael Rubini – piano
Jim Gordon, Earl Palmer – drums
Frank Capp, Gene Estes – percussion
Roy Caton, Oliver Mitchell – trumpet
John Ewing, Lew McCreary – trombone
Plas Johnson, Jim Horn, Jim Migliori – tenor sax
Robert Gerstlauer, Jim Horn – baritone sax
The Ikettes, Ike Turner – backing vocals
Phil Spector – producer, tracks 1,3,6,7,8, and 10 (reissue version)
Ike Turner – producer, tracks 2,4,5,9,11, and 12 (reissue version)
Jack Nitzsche, Gene Page, Perry Botkin Jr. – arrangers
Larry Levine – engineer
Dennis Hopper – photography

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Tina Turner – Tina! The Platinum Collection (2009)

Tina! is a compilation album from American rock singer Tina Turner. The album was released September 30, 2008 by Capitol Records in North America and October 17, 2008 in Germany (the album was released as an “import” in other regions). The album was later expanded to a three-disc set, released in Europe to coincide with the European leg of her tour. The Platinum Collection was released on February 23, 2009.

1. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:48
2. “Nutbush City Limits” (Ike & Tina Turner) 2:56
3. “Let’s Stay Together” 5:16
4. “Acid Queen” 3:50
5. “River Deep – Mountain High” (Ike & Tina Turner) 3:38
6. “Private Dancer” 4:03
7. “Help!” 4:29
8. “Tonight” (with David Bowie) 3:42
9. “Better Be Good to Me” 5:09
10. “Show Some Respect” 3:17
11. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” 3:41
12. “It’s Only Love” (with Bryan Adams) 3:14
13. “I Want to Take You Higher” (Ike & Tina Turner) 2:51
14. “Get Back” (Ike & Tina Turner) 3:03
15. “Come Together” (Ike & Tina Turner) 3:38
16. “Proud Mary” (Ike & Tina Turner) 4:56

1. “The Best” 5:28
2. “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:18
3. “We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:15
4. “One of the Living” 4:11
5. “Addicted to Love” 5:19
6. “Typical Male” 4:15
7. “What You Get Is What You See” 4:27
8. “Tearing Us Apart” (with Eric Clapton) 4:16
9. “Steamy Windows” 4:03
10. “Two People” 4:08
11. “Break Every Rule” 4:00
12. “Look Me in the Heart” 3:42
13. “Be Tender with Me Baby” 4:15
14. “Love Thing” 4:26
15. “Way of the World” 4:23
16. “Nutbush City Limits” (The 90s Version) 3:42

1. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” 4:24
2. “It Takes Two” (with Rod Stewart) 4:11
3. “GoldenEye” (Soundtrack version) 4:42
4. “I Want You Near Me” 3:51
5. “Why Must We Wait Until Tonight” 4:27
6. “Whatever You Want” 4:38
7. “On Silent Wings” (featuring Sting) 4:18
8. “Missing You” 4:37
9. “Something Beautiful Remains” 4:20
10. “In Your Wildest Dreams” (featuring Antonio Banderas) 5:28
11. “When the Heartache Is Over” 3:42
12. “Whatever You Need” 4:46
13. “Open Arms” 4:00
14. “It Would Be a Crime” 3:26
15. “I’m Ready” 3:42
16. “Cose della vita” (with Eros Ramazzotti) 4:48

Saturday 7pm / Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As we continue with our holiday week, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we get ready for the new year and the new decade, with our annual “New Year’s Eve” shows.

We’ve got party tunes, New Year’s Eve tunes and some left over Christmas songs. On “G.S.P.” we’ll hear from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, the Shells, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Luther Vandross & Darlene Love, the Manhattans. Toni Braxton, Take 6, Brian McKnight, John Legend and my former co-worker; New York’s Morning Mayor from WMCA, WABC, and WCBS-FM, Harry Harrison, and several others.

The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then beginning at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “G.S.P. 2,” where the party music will be coming from: Prince & the Revolution, the Temptations, Rick James, Tina Turner, the Salsoul Orchestra, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Margo Sylvia & the Tune Weavers, the New Kids On The Block, Marvin Sease, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” and don’t forget, encore performances happens tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern Time. It all happens on the best music station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.