Category: ike & tina turner

Janis Joplin joining Tina Turner onstage at Ma…

Janis Joplin joining Tina Turner onstage at Madison Square Garden, where Ike & Tina were opening for The Rolling Stones, by Amalie R. Rothschild

Tina Turner, Central Park, Schaefer Music Fest…

Tina Turner, Central Park, Schaefer Music Festival, July 13 1970, by Walter Iooss Jr, via theguardian, “The Making of a Rock and Roll Revolutionary”

1971 German concert posters by Gunther Kieser.

1971 German concert posters by Gunther Kieser.

twixnmix: Tina Turner during a concert at the…

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Tina Turner during a concert at the Felt Forum on November 25, 1969 in New York City.

She’s wearing a short fringed dress by Lori Lazaar, Paris.

(Photos by Walter Iooss Jr.) 

Tina Turner on The Tonight Show with Johnny Ca…

Tina Turner on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, New York City, 1970, by Glen Craig

Tina Turner with The Ikettes on The Tonight Sh…

Tina Turner with The Ikettes on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1970, by Glenn Craig

Tina Turner upside down hand goggles thing, 19…

Tina Turner upside down hand goggles thing, 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith

Tina Turner, London 1974, by Mick Rock

Tina Turner, London 1974, by Mick Rock

Tina Turner, Hamburg 1972, by Heinrich Klaffs

Tina Turner, Hamburg 1972, by Heinrich Klaffs

Ike & Tina Turner, Come Together + Respect…

Ike & Tina Turner, Come Together + Respect, Beat Club, February 1971 

Recorded for their 1971 album Workin’ Together (their all-time bestseller, which also featured Ike & Tina’s cover of Creedence’s “Proud Mary”), this cover of The Beatles “Come Together” is positively blazing. It’s a bit of a slow burner, but a massive horn-and-guitar break gives Tina & The Ikettes a chance to showcase their flexibility that raised the temperature even higher.

Barely taking a beat, the band launches into a version of “Respect” that starts in third gear, and accelerates until it breaks into low orbit. Germany wouldn’t hear anything this fast again until The Ramones showed up in 1978. You won’t forget Aretha’s version, but it leaves Otis Redding’s original ever farther in the dust.