Nutbush City Limits is the title track of the album Nutbush City Limits and one of Ike & Tina's biggest hits, especially in Europe. Tina wrote the lyrics, because the melody reminds her of her hometown Nutbush. Ike & Tina performed this song at several tv shows for promotion and live at their concerts, but strangely enough no live version was released on any album. The Australian maxi single from 1978 contains beside the disco version as well a very rare long version of the song „Funkier Than A Mosquitas Tweeter,“ which was written by Tina’s sister Alline. Nutbush City Limits is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina even performed in her concerts after the divorce from Ike. She also re-recorded it as a dance version in 1991 for her Simply The Best greatest hits collection and once again for the 1993 What’s Love Got To Do With It soundtrack album in a more original styled version.
Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: Bolic Sound Studios, March 1973
Release: August 1973 / 1978 (maxi)
Label: United Artists / Festival (maxi)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: Germany: #2 / UK: #4 / USA: #22
Album: Nutbush City Limits