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#210: Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner by Ike and Tina Turner

8.02.2012

Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner by Ike and Tina Turner (1991)

Favorite Tracks: "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and "Come Together" and "Honky Tonk Women" and "Workin' Together" and "Proud Mary" and "I'm Yours (Use Me Any Way You Wanna)" and "River Deep - Mountain High" and "Nutbush City Limits" and "Sweet Rhode Island Red" and "Baby Get It On"

Thoughts: What?  A Rolling Stone post?  But it's been so long!  40 days, to be (almost) exact.  It was like a fast.  A biblical fast.

Why?  I just lost the spark, and had to wait for it to come back.  Also, I'm dealing with some personal stuff.  But today I thought, 'I really want to hear some Tina Turner.'  And here we are.

Well, there were no surprises here.  Tina has the pipes of a goddess, Ike is a massive asshole.  I couldn't necessarily tell that from the album, but it's a universally acknowledged fact.  Has anyone seen the movie made about them with Angela Bassett?  I haven't.  Biopics about musicians depress me.  Even the relatively happy ones, which I'm assuming that one isn't.  

Bottom line: Tina's amazing and her early stuff with Ike is incredibly solid 60s and 70s pop/soul.  I wonder if she'll show up on the list again.  My impersonation of "Private Dancer" is one of my favorite things ever, but probably not anyone else's.

Is This Better Than The River?: As it's a compliation of greatest hits, it is better.  I can't be mad about it being this close to #1.

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