Album

Workin’ Together (1970)

Ike & Tina Turner - Workin' Together - Album

Workin' Together is Ike & Tina’s most successful studio album, which reached gold status in America. It features also the most most successful single of the duo with Proud Mary, a rock styled cover version originally from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song „Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter“ was written by Tina’s sister Alline and was later covered by Nina Simone. Some of the songs were credited to Eki Renrut, which is Ike Turner’s name in backwards. The album was reissued on the double CD Workin’ Together / Let Me Touch Your Mind in 2011. 

Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: A Bolic Sound
Photographer: Herb Kravitz
Design: Ron Wolin
Release: December 1970 / 2011 (CD)
Label: Liberty
Format: Vinyl / Cartridge / Reel Tape  / CD
Charts: USA: #3 (r&b), #25 (pop) / Germany: #12
Certifications: USA: 1x Gold

Tracklist
Side A
  1. Workin’ Together 3:35
  2. Written by Eki Renrut / Single release in 1970
  3. (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You 2:24
  4. Written by George Jackson, Raymond Moore
  5. Get Back 3:05
  6. Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon / Single release in 1972
  7. The Way You Love Me 2:40
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. You Can Have It 3:30
  10. Written by Ike Turner
  11. Game Of Love 2:48
  12. Written by Eki Renrut
Side B
  1. Funkier Than A Mosquitas Tweeter 2:35
  2. Written by Alline Bullock
  3. Ooh Poo Pah Doo 3:36
  4. Written by Jessie Hill / Single release in 1971
  5. Proud Mary 4:57
  6. Written by John C. Fogerty / Single release in 1971
  7. Goodbye, So Long 1:57
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. Let It Be 3:11
  10. Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Billboard Review

November 21, 1970

Nobody works harder than Ike & Tina Turner and workin’ together they take top material, rip it up, and resoul „Proud Mary,“ „Let It Be,“ „Get Back“ and „Ooh Poo Pah Doo“ their way. The duo gather a full head of funky, raucous steam, hitting only the heights of energy and excitement on the title romp, plus more of Ike's super rhythm workouts. Can't keep this kind of 'up' music down.

Gallery

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Rolling Stone Magazine

"… John Fogerty hasn’t heard a thing until
he hears Tina do 'Proud Mary.'
The spoken introduction done over
guitar and Ike singing the song
in the background is perfect.
The pick-up from the slow portion
of their arrangement
to the up-tempo one is done
with precision and flash."

Jon Landau

Promotional Pictures

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