The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner is the very first longplayer from Ike & Tina, originally released in 1961 from Sue Records only in America. Beside the duos debut single A Fool In Love from 1960, it features also three additional singles. The album was re-issued several times on different labels on vinyl and compact disc, partly with bonus tracks. An abridged version was also released in 1969 / '72 under the different title The Fantastic Ike And Tina Turner.
Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: 1960 - 1961
Release: August 1961 / 1969, 1972 (Abridged) / Various (Reissue)
Label: Sue / Sunset (Abridged) / Various (Reissue)
Format: Vinyl / CD
Billboard - April 07, 1962
A fine group of soulful, gospel-styled offerings by the pair, with Tina shouting out the basic message. Many of these have been out as hot-selling singles - „Jealous,“ „I ldolize You,“ „A Fool in Love,“ „The Way You Love Me,“ etc. Strong wax and the fans of the couple will dig it.
CashBox - February 25, 1961
True „soul music“ has always been a dear commodity in pop, but Ike & Tina Turner, who sing with an almost undiluted gospel fervor, have made it sell for them. Leading off with a rousing, unrestrained „I'm Jealous,“ the two proceed through equally vibrant and stimulating readings of „I Idolize You,“ „A Fool In Love,“ „The Way You Love Me“ and „Letter From Tina,“ their most recent hit. Strong, saleable stuff.