IKE & TINA: Single

The Hunter (1969)

Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter - Single

The Hunter is the title track and the first single from the album The Hunter. The blues song was originally recorded by Albert King in 1967 but didn’t charted, in contrast to Ike & Tina’s version, which was a minor R&B hit. The version on the single is much shorter than on the album, which is over six minutes. The b-side track Crazy 'Bout You Baby was replaced in the UK with the song „Bold Soul Sister“.

Producer: Bob Krasnow
Release: July 1969 (USA) / May 1970 (Europe)
Label: Blue Thumb / Harvest (UK) / Liberty (Europe)
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #37 (R&B) / #93 (Pop)
AlbumThe Hunter

  1. The Hunter (Edit) 2:49
  2. Written by Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones, C. Wells, Donald Dunn, Steve Cropper / Produced by Bob Krasnow
    Additional tracks:
  1. Crazy 'Bout You Baby 3:24
  2. From the American release / Written by W. Williamson / Produced by Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner
  3. Bold Soul Sister 2:38
  4. From the European release / Written by Ike & Tina Turner / Produced by Bob Krasnow
Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter - Single

Blues & Soul - May 08, 1970

We’re back on safe ground with this typical hunk of Ike & Tina funk. The number was first recorded by Albert King and this version retains the hard and stolid, strutting beat of the King version. Good discotheque music and a good release by the popular twosome. The flip is another outstanding piece of funk. Two good sides from one of the most popular R&B acts in this country. ****

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