Pianist, guitarist, bandleader, composer, arranger, record producer, talent scout, mentor, studio proprietor, label owner and all round hustler, Ike Turner was a musical powerhouse who helped shape the course of popular music in the twentieth century and beyond. Best known as the creative genius behind the Ike & Tina Turner phenomenon, he enjoyed a lengthy career that kicked off in 1951 with the seminal Rocket 88 and continued until his death in 2007.
In Dynamite! (Ike Turner's Recorded Legacy), Fred Rothwell examines in detail the rich legacy of the hundreds of recordings Turner left behind, ranging from blues and soul to gospel, rock and funk, while at the same time charting the various twists and turns in his often turbulent personal life. It contains details of 389 recording sessions, includes comprehensive US and UK discographies, plus selective foreign discography and is illustrated with 238 artist photos, vintage ads, label shots, etc. Many photos rare or previously unpublished.
Writer: Fred Rothwell
Release: September 30, 2022
Publisher: Music Mentor Books