Ike and Tina Turner: Sing the Blues

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Backspin 1969

Throughout the 1960s and into the mid-1970s, the Ike and Tina Turner Revue blew concertgoers away like few acts to ever walk the planet. The highly troubled husband-wife team was also dynamite in the studio. Ike and Tina Turner Sing the Blues combines the long-out-of-print 1969 albums The Hunter and Outta Season. Each of the 18 tracks provides a soul-rattling sensation. Ike’s sublime, highly underrated guitar playing is the perfect match for Tina, whose voice ranges from spellbindingly tortured (“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”) to freakishly hot (“Rock Me Baby). (Acrobat)

—Wade Tatangelo

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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