Dance with Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm contains up-tempo, dance-oriented instrumental tracks from the Kings of Rhythm. Although this album shows Ike & Tina on the cover, Tina is not singing on any of the songs. Included is also an instrumental version of the duo’s hit single It’s Gonna Work Out Fine from 1961, which is the b-side track from the only single release with Prancing. The album was reissued with it’s original track list on CD in 1996 and 2013 as well as on the Ace compilation Ike’s Instrumentals, which collects a selection of Ike Turner instrumentals from the mid ’50s to the mid ’60s.
★ Single release in 1962
Written by Ike Turner
Produced by Ike Turner
except track A5:
Wirtten by Rose Marie McKoy and Sylvia McKinney
March 10, 1962
Here’s a rousing, exuberant package of danceable instrumentals (the Turner's don't sing here) with strong teen-appeal. The line-up, featuring standout guitar work, includes "The Gulley," “Potato Mash," "Steel Guitar Rag" and "Twistaroo." Dual market appeal for pop and r&b buyers.
Ike Turner is perhaps one of the most underrated artists on the scene today. This multi talented gentleman plays guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, vibes and just about any instrument he can lay a hand on. He is also one of today's great song writers, having penned all of their hits including as you can see in the line up most of the tunes in this album.
Tina, a tall attractive lass, like a prophetess carries the vocal message. People like to dig people who have “something to say", Ike and Tina do just that.
For sheer excitement and that emotional quality found only in the big band sound, relax if you can and have a "dance" ing good time with Ike and Tina Turner and the Kings of Rhythm.
If this is your first sampling of Ike & Tina, you're late - but better late than never hear now, one of the first efforts made to present, showcase, and spotlight, the driving force that has made "pop" music a thing of the past. We proudly present the Ike and Tina Turner band, and such a band of FREE swinging houserockers you have never heard before. Here then is the sound of the 60’s, with the music of the 60's swinging like '70.
The big bands of the 40's are in most cases a thing of the past. Primarily because of economics involved in keeping 16-20 men working. The price of the old Saturday nite dances priced itself out of popularity.
People then started buying more records and dancing at home. One of the reasons for the popularity of Rock & Roll was it's great dancing beat.
Having been a radio personality for some years, there are songs we in the trade refer to as "Great Instrumentally", tho there is a group singing in the fore-ground. The band, the arrangement, the feel, has become the thing to-day .. . even strings swing.
Not too long ago, out of St. Louis came one of the most exciting sounds the music industry has seen or heard in years. I am of course referring to Ike and Tina Turner and their Kings of Rhythm.
In this their second album, the first "The Soul of Ike and Tina Turner“, they present their band. They create one the swingingest sounds, these ears have heard in ages to see them and dance to their music is a real treat. Listening to this album gives one the feeling that the entire Ike and Tina aggregation is performing just for you in your own living room.