Ike & Tina Turner : Come Together + Get Back / Let It Be
Ike Turner (b. Izear Turner, Jr., Nov.5, 1931, Clarksdale, Missouri - d. Dec.12, 2007 in San Diego, California [at his home in San Marcos, San Diego, CA]), son of Baptist minister Izear Luster Turner, Sr., a self-taught musician who has backed local bluesmen Robert Nighthawk and Sonny Boy Williamson on piano, was a DJ at Clarksdale's W-ROX, which leads to recording work with his band Kings Of Rhythm, formed at high school. Their Rocket 88 (US #1 R&B but did not cross over), recorded at Sam C. Phillips' Sun studio in Memphis, with lead vocal by sax player Jackie Brenston [a few decades later, Ike Turner will be recognized as co-author of this song with Jackie Brenston] had been released as Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, Chess 1458, April 1951 (and will often be cited as the first rock'n'roll record). Ike met Tina (Anna Mae Bullock, b. Nov. 26, 1939 Brownsville, Tennessee) at a club in East St. Louis, Missouri. Ike and Tina married in 1958. ***April 1970 : a version of The Beatles' Come Together (on Minit 32087, January 1970 then Liberty) reached US #57. The eponymous album makes US #130.***March 1971 : an R&B-style of CCR's Proud Mary was their first US Top 10 hit #4, and first million-selling single. The latter is taken from the album Workin' Together including their version of Get Back and Let It Be, which will be their biggest-selling LP record to date (1991) in US, peaking at #25. (Despite a hugely successful European tour, neither single nor album produce similar charts results in UK.)***Ike Turner and his band The Kings Of Rhythm toured Belgium @ the Spirit Of 66 in Verviers last Oct.12, 2006. R.I.P., Ike. The first picture sleeve is a French compilation released by UA RECORDS UP 35.880 in 1975 (original US 7": MINIT 32087, 12/1969, US #57 in Apr. 1970. The 2d picture sleeve is also a French pressing released by UA Recs UP 35448 in March 1971.
http://youtu.be/yqAkdxjneig (Come Together)
http://youtu.be/cDgErdc0OH4 (Get Back)
http://youtu.be/ehbfnfJoKWY (Let It Be)