A Fool In Love is the very first Ike & Tina single, which came out by accident, when the session singer (Art Lassiter), booked for the recording session, did not show up and Tina stepped in. Although Ike and Anna Mae were not yet married, Ike changed Annas name to Tina and released the single as an Ike & Tina Turner production. It was the duos first hit in the pop chart and was also included into their 1961 debut album The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner. The duo promoted the song at the TV-Show American Bandstand in 1960, as well as later in several other shows. Tina re-recorded it thirty-three years later for the soundtrack album What's Love Got To Do With It and performed it live forty years later at her Twenty Four Seven Tour. Live versions are available on the album In Person from 1969 and the One Last Time home video from 2000. The single was not released before 1972 in Germany.
Writer: Ike Turner
Producer: Ike Turner
Release: July 1960 / November 1960 (UK) / 1972 (Germany)
Label: Sue / London (UK) / Bellaphon (Germany)
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #2 (R&B) / #27 (Pop)
Album: The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner