Every now and then I think it’s worthwhile to return to some of the classic artists and that’s exactly what we’re doing with this week’s selection. Ike and Tina Turner were probably one of the most iconic (and notorious) couples in music history as a result of some hugely popular songs as well as their much publicised relationship “issues”.
I’m sure everyone has heard “River Deep, Mountain High” and their take on “Proud Mary” many, many times so I though I’d feature a composition that’s a little less well known and probably sees the duo at their absolute funkiest. Released in 1969 “Bold Soul Sister” as the name suggests sees Tina take on that sister-with-an-attitude role that fits her powerful vocal style and with an arrangement not too dissimilar to Sly Stone’s “Sing A Simple Song” you know you’re on to a winner.
As much as people believe that Ike was one bad soul brother, you don’t doubt upon hearing this record that Tina really means it when she says she’s a bold soul sister. Enjoy!