Workin' Together is the title track and the second single from Ike & Tina’s most successful album Workin’ Together. Both songs were written by Ike Turner, but the title song was credited to Eki Renrut, which is the backward spelling of Ike’s name. Ike & Tina promoted it live at the tv show „American Bandstand“ on January 16, 1971. The Mexican extended play single includes four tracks from the Workin’ Together album.
A very rare video clip is available for this song, which shows some live performances and a very private side of the duo, plus many scenes about violence, racism and war. The songtext is very unusual for Ike & Tina Turner, because it’s very politically and describes the problems of the world. Unfortunately, the message of the song is still very present - more than ever!
Working together we can make a change
Working together we can help better things
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love be our guide
Producer: Ike Turner
Release: October 1970
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #41 (r&b)
Album: Workin’ Together