Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album

A Back Man’s Soul is an Ike Turner instrumental funk and soul album together with his „Kings of Rhythm,“ released in 1969 on the Pompeii label with a black and white and colored cover. It contains songs written by Turner, his St. Louis colleague Oliver Sain and some others. Four tracks have been also released on the Ike & Tina Turner albums Cussin’, Cryin’ And Carryin’ On and Get It Together. The album was recorded at various studios in the U.S. between tour dates. Tracks 4, 5 and 10 are identified as recorded at Cosimo's in New Orleans, track 6 at Ike's home studio in Los Angeles and tracks 7, 8, 9, 11 at unknown studio in Washington DC. In 1975 it was also released in the UK under the different title „Funky Mule“ and in Germany simply titled as „Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm“. In 2002 it was reissued in it’s original format on the Funky Delicacies label and in 2003 on CD with four bonus tracks, including three with vocals by Tina Turner.

Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album
Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album
A1. THINKING BLACK 2:41

Written by Ike Turner
Also released on the Ike & Tina Turner album „Cussin', Cryin' And Carryin’ On“
★ Single release in 1969

A2. BLACK BEAUTY 2:21

Written by Ike Turner
Also released on the Ike & Tina Turner album „Cussin', Cryin' And Carryin’ On“

A3. GHETTO FUNK 2:33

Written by Ike Turner

A4. BLACK’S ALLEY 2:44

Written by Oliver Sain

5. BLACK ANGEL 3:15

Written by Oliver Sain

A6. GETTING NASTY 3:08

Written by Ike Turner

B1. FUNKY MULE 3:22

Written by Marvin Holmes
Also released on the Ike & Tina Turner album „Get It Together“

B2. PHILLY DOG 2:24

Written by Rufus Thomas

B3. SCOTTY SOULING 2:59

Written by Ike Turner

B4. UP HARD 2:40

Written by Art Miller

B5. NUTTIN’ UP 2:25

Written by Ike Turner

B6. FREEDOM SOUND 2:38

Written by Ike Turner
Also released on the Ike & Tina Turner album „Get It Together“

cd bonus tracks
13. CHAIN OF FOOLS 2:11
14. CHAIN OF NO MORE DOGGIN’ 3:32

Vocals by Tina Turner

15. KNOCK ON WOOD 2:45

Vocals by Tina Turner

16. DRIFTING BLUES 2:35

Vocals by Tina Turner

Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album
Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album

All selections on this album are Instrumentals and were originally recorded in stereo, with the exceptions of „Black Alley,“ „Getting Nasty,“ „Nuttin' Up“ and „Freedom Sound“ which have been electronically reprocessed for stereo from the original monophonic recordings.

Produced by lke Turner

THE KINGS OF RHYTHM
Bass: Jesse Knight Drums: Mack Johnson Guitar: Ike Turner Percussion: Teasky Tribble Piano: Fred Sample, Ike Turner Saxophone: Washee Trombone: Jesse Heron

Cover Design: Loring Eutemey
Art Direction & Design (CD): Hal Wilson with Peter Ciccione
Photos (CD): Bob Gruen

Ike Turner - A Black Man’s Soul - Album

Ike Turner album chronology