Ike & Tina Turner

Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show [Warner]

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In late 1964, Kent Records released the live album The Ike and Tina Turner Revue Live, which gave the group its first placing on a national LP chart in January 1965. Warner Bros. Records, which had just acquired rights to a similar recording by the label-hopping duo, quickly countered with this similarly titled album, which did even better than the Kent release, placing in the Top Ten of the R&B charts in February 1965. The recording is primitive and raw, with considerable distortion, but that only adds to the excitement as Tina Turner shouts and screams her way through standards like Sam Cooke's "Good Times" and the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout." Just to add to the confusion, in 1966 Warner put out another Ike and Tina Turner live album under the same title on its Loma subsidiary.

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