Single

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (1961)

Ike & Tina Turner - It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Single

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine is the first Ike & Tina Turner single which was not written by Ike Turner, but from Rose Marie McCoy and Sylvia McKinney. Also the male spoken part is not from Ike but from Mickey Baker. The song is a non album track, but was included in 1963 on the album It’s Gonna Work Out Fine in a slightly longer version. The duo performed the song at several tv shows and live in their concerts. A live version is available on the album Festival of Live Performances from 1967. An instrumental version was released on the album Dance with Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1962, which was also the b-side of the single Prancing. Ike recorded also a different version for the album River Deep, Mountain High and Tina recorded a new version with Laurence Fishburne for the soundtrack album What's Love Got To Do With It in 1993. Ike & Tina received for this single their first Grammy nomination in 1962.

Producer: Ike Turner
Release: June 1961 / November 1961 (uk) / February 1964 (reissue uk)
Label: Sue / London (uk)
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #2 (r&b) / #14 (pop)
Grammy: Best Rock & Roll Vocal Performance (Nomination 1962)
Album: Non album track

Tracks
  1. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Edit) 2:32
  2. Written by Sylvia McKinney, Rose Marie McCoy
  3. Won’t You Forgive Me 2:42
  4. Written by Ike Turner
Billboard Review

June 19, 1961

**** It’s Gonna Work Out Fine: Ike and Tina talk about love on this attractive disk which also features a gospel-styled chorus. Pair handle the tune with gusto and it has a chance. *** Won't You Forgive Me: Ike and Tina sell this bluesy ballad with spirit sided by strong support from the ork. This side, too, has a chance. SUE 749

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