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RIP Tina Turner 馃

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R&R legend died age 83
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this was a great jazz performance, a joni mitchell cover

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My wife and her cousin were texting tonight about Ike and Tina's early days at the Club Imperial in St. Louis -- whether they were old enough to get in or just listened for a while in the parking lot. Chuck Berry also performed there.
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I prefer her 60s and 70s hits with Ike over her solo work. This is one of my favourites:

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits (1973)
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RIP, Tina!
Here's the first big hit with her and Ike from 1970. Sadly, because of its immense popularity it became what we working musicians used to call the "Wedding Band National Anthem" since it was always requested and ,usually, more than once during the gig. Enjoy!

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She was simply, the best!馃槬馃槑
I wasn't aware she had been I'll for a while. But I'm glad she had the resources to live as comfortably as possible. She earned it! I wasn't surprised to hear her admit in an interview that she really didn't care that much for her big hit, What's Love Got To Do With It. I never cared for the song but I'm glad it gave her financial success.
Sad news. May her soul rest in eternal peace and light
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The record labels are licking their chops at the prospect of flooding the market with a slew of haphazardly contrived box-sets.

R I P

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I liked most of what I've heard of the I & T output from beginning to (almost) the end. Their back catalogue could do with a serious sorting out. I was delighted for Tina when firstly she re-gained control of her life once free from from one of the most unsavoury and manipulative figures in showbiz and then enjoy a remarkable renaissance when it looked like her career would be indefinitely low-key. During the relatively fallow years of the late 70s and early 80s she never lost hope and she never stopped working, so when she scored with a cover of Al Green's Let's Stay Together and then hit the jackpot with the Private Dancer album I was genuinely pleased for her, despite not being a fan of the solo work from that point on.
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I have a handful of Ike and Tina Turner recordings in my collection. Not many. And I haven't listened to one in years. But the Tina Turner recording I truly treasure, and which I've been playing over and over for the past couple of days, remains the classic Private Dancer:



I've had this vinyl record, and have been playing it steadily several times a year, since the mid 1980's when I purchased it through the Columbia House Record Club (Capitol Records / Columbia House - ST-512330). It's not worn out yet and still plays with near-mint quality -- Turner's voice is in fine form here. And shall continue to be, outliving us all.

It's comforting to know that the name Ike Turner will largely forever remain merely a tragic footnote in the life story of a true star pop/rock ikon, Tina Turner.
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An interesting bit of trivia: Both Tina Turner and Grace Bumbry graduated from the same public high school in St. Louis -- Sumner.
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