Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner is a compilation album released as part of EMI's Legends Of Rock N' Roll Series in 1991. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album number 212 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (number 214 on 2012 revised list, and number 392 in the 2020 edition).[4][5][6]

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 1991
ProducerIke Turner, Claude Williams, Gerhard Augustin, Juggy Murray, Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Ron Furmanek
Ike & Tina Turner chronology
The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
River Deep Mountain High: 24 Great Soul Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideA−[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]

Content edit

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner features some of Ike & Tina's greatest hits from their formation in 1960 until their separation in 1976. The tracks were previously released on Sue Records, Minit Records, Liberty Records, and United Artists Records.[1] Due to license issues, the version of "River Deep, Mountain High" on the album is not the original wall of sound production by Phil Spector, but has no further details on the date of recording. Included are two additional and hidden tracks, which are radio promotions for the album Come Together.

Critical reception edit

Reviewing Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner for Entertainment Weekly, Ira Robbins wrote:

Long before she became a household name in the '80s, Tina Turner earned her place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an incendiary rhythm & blues belter, the riveting centerpiece of her husband Ike's kinetic soul revue. This limited compilation of the Turners' career begins with their first seven singles together — gutsy Southern soul stirrers recorded between 1960 and 1962 — then leaps to 1970, when the duo cannily began targeting the rock audience with idiosyncratic interpretations of the Beatles' "Come Together" and Creedence Clearwater’s "Proud Mary." Al Quaglieri's exemplary liner notes provide fascinating background and insight, but Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner still isn't a first-rate retrospective. If nothing else, the inclusion of a modest remake of "River Deep, Mountain High" instead of the monumental version produced by Phil Spector, makes Proud Mary a compromise rather than a victory.[3]

Personnel edit

Track listing edit

No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."A Fool in Love"Ike TurnerThe Soul of Ike & Tina Turner (1961)2:51
2."I Idolize You"Ike TurnerThe Soul of Ike & Tina Turner (1961)2:49
3."I'm Jealous"Ike Turner, Jane BossungThe Soul of Ike & Tina Turner (1961)2:11
4."It's Gonna Work Out Fine"Joe Seneca, Rose Marie McCoyDynamite! (1962)3:01
5."Poor Fool"Ike TurnerDynamite! (1962)2:32
6."Tra La La La La"Ike TurnerDynamite! (1962)2:38
7."You Should'a Treated Me Right"Ike TurnerDynamite! (1962)3:37
8."Come Together"Lennon-McCartneyCome Together (1970)3:39
9."Honky Tonk Women"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsCome Together (1970)3:08
10."I Want to Take You Higher"Sly StoneCome Together (1970)2:52
11."Workin' Together"Ike TurnerWorkin' Together (1970)3:31
12."Proud Mary"John FogertyWorkin' Together (1970)4:57
13."Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter"Alline BullockWorkin' Together (1970)2:33
14."Ooh Poo Pah Doo"Jessie HillWorkin' Together (1970)3:34
15."I'm Yours (Use Me Anyway You Wanna)"Philip Reese, Calvin LaneNon-album single (1971)2:50
16."Up in Heah"Tina Turner, Leon WareNon-album single (1972)3:03
17."River Deep, Mountain High"Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwichunknown3:28
18."Nutbush City Limits"Tina TurnerNutbush City Limits (1973)2:58
19."Sweet Rhode Island Red"Tina TurnerSweet Rhode Island Red (1974)3:15
20."Sexy Ida (Part 1)"Tina TurnerSweet Rhode Island Red (1974)2:29
21."Sexy Ida (Part 2)"Tina TurnerSweet Rhode Island Red (1974)3:01
22."Baby, Get It On"Ike TurnerAcid Queen (1975)3:10
23."Acid Queen"Pete TownshendTommy (1975)2:59

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner – Ike & Tina Turner – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Consumer Guide '90s: T". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312245602 – via
  3. ^ a b Robbins, Ira (July 12, 1991). "Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner".
  4. ^ The 500 Greatest Albums of All Times. Levy, Joe. (1st ed.). New York: Wenner Books. 2005. ISBN 1932958010. OCLC 60596234.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "500 Greatest Albums List (2003)". Rolling Stone. May 31, 2012.
  6. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020)". Rolling Stone. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-11-20.