Album

The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner (1961)

Ike & Tina Turner - The Soul of Ike & Tina - Album

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 from different labels on vinyl and compact disc, partly with several 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) / 1994, 2004, 2012 (CD) / 2013, 2018 (vinyl reissue)
Label: Sue / Sunset (abridged) / Collectables, Hoodoo, EMI, Hallmark (CD) / Rumble, WaxTime, Wax Love (vinyl)
Format: Vinyl / CD

Tracklist
Side A
  1. I’m Jealous 2:15
  2. Written by Ike Turner, J. Bussong / Single release in 1961
  3. I Idolize You 2:51
  4. Written by Ike Turner / Single release in 1960
  5. If 2:10
  6. Written by Ike Turner
  7. Letter From Tina 2:37
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. You Can’t Love Two 2:55
  10. Written by Ike Turner
  11. I Had A Notion 2:57
  12. Written by J. Morris
Side B
  1. A Fool In Love 2:41
  2. Written by Ike Turner / Single release in 1960
  3. Sleeples 2:56
  4. Written by Ike Turner, J. Bussong
  5. Chances Are 3:48
  6. Written by Ike Turner
  7. You Can’t Blame Me 2:14
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. You’re My Baby 2:23
  10. Written by Ike Turner / Single release in 1960
  11. The Way You Love Me 1:55
  12. Written by Ike Turner
Billboard Review

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.

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CashBox Review

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.


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