The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner is the very first longplayer from Ike & Tina, including the duos debut single A Fool In Love from 1960 and three additional singles. The album was originally released in 1961 from Sue Records in America and was reissued several times from different labels on compact disc, among others on the double CD The Soul of Ike & Tina / Dynamite! In 2013, it was also re-released in it’s original format on vinyl.
Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: 1960 - 1961
Release: August 1961 / 1994, 2004, 2012 (CD) / 2013 (vinyl reissue)
Label: Sue / Collectables, Hoodoo, EMI (CD) / Rumble (vinyl)
Format: Vinyl / CD
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 tvvo 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.