Sweet Rhode Island Red is the title track from the album Sweet Rhode Island Red, written by Tina Turner and released as the follow-up single to the previous mega seller Nutbush City Limits. The b-side track „Get It Out Of Your Mind“ was taken from the album Nutbush City Limits. Ike & Tina never performed this song live, nor promoted it on any tv show.
Producer: Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson, Soko Richardson
Recorded: Bolic Sound Studios, February 1974
Release: March 1974
Label: United Artists
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #45 (r&b) / Germany: #43 / UK: #51
March 16, 1974
Ike and Tina follow their hard driving „Nutbush City Limits“ with this equally super driving rocker. Not only does Tina do what she does best (and that is most definitely belt), but Ike gets some super licks in on his extra funky guitar. Item should perk up most any programmers playlist and make the disco crowd a very happy lot. Watch this one climb to the top soon. Flip: no info available.