In Person is a live album from 1969, recorded at Basin Street West in San Francisco the same year. The full album was reissued on the 3 CD box „The Ike & Tina Turner Story“. In 1970, an edited version of the song „Respect“ was released as a single in France, while Ike & Tina were on tour in Europe.
Written by Sylvester Stewart ● Lead vocals by The Ikettes
Gimme Some Loving: Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood ● Sweet Soul Music: Written by Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Sam Cooke
Written by John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
Written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
Written by Otis Redding
★ Single release in 1970
There Was A Time: Written by James Brown, Buddy Hobgood ● African Boo’s: Written by Ike Turner ● Lead vocals by The Ikettes
Written by Arthur Conley, Earl Simms
Written by Ike Turner
The Summit: Written by Ike Turner ● All I could do was cry: Written by Gordy, David, Gordy Jr. ● Please, Please, Please: Written by Brown, Terry ● Baby I love you: Written by Ronny Shanon
Written by Ike Turner
Recorded at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California
Produced and arranged by Ike Turner
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Design: Ron Wolin
Photography: Ed Caraeff
The announcer appeared and did his thing. Ladies and gentlemen, The Ike and Tina Turner Show. That pleasure was mine, as I introduced the most exciting show that I've seen in a long time (I've seen a few). This introduction was made at Basin Street West in San Francisco on a wet and rainy Saturday night. The Convention Bureau and the S.F. Chamber of Commerce will not be happy about the mention of rain, but I feel it is important so that you may understand that on this night bad weather could not have kept away the many people who jammed the club to see and hear Ike and Tina Turner.
My introduction over, I settled back and slowly became mesmerized. Exciting things were happening: people having a ball, the waitresses dancing in the aisle as the rhythm surged through the club.
I promised myself that I would never write notes for an album that I didn’t like. Well, that part has been taken care of; for here I am. But the actual writing is difficult, for I have discovered that there are no words for the way I feel about the Ike and Tina show. What words can you use when you want to describe a most fantastic show? A show that starts socking from the beginning, letting you know from the "Git Go" that what you see and hear will be more than you had imagined.
How do you describe Ike Turner when his mere presence on stage electrifies an entire audience?
What words will define the Ikettes who are not only beautiful, but sing and dance and perform completely? And then, what words are left when Tina herself appears? You know I need help now to put it all down in words. Tina must be seen and heard the hardest working lady I've seen. She gives you Tina Turner totally, with Ike, with the Ikettes and with the Kings of Rhythm.
The Ike and Tina show is one of show business best coordinated shows. Ike Turner drives the well-oiled machinery of performers. And he does it expertly. Everything has a purpose. Every sound, every note, every movement brings about what Ike and Tina believe in and that's togetherness.
And together it is but definitely.
Operations Manager & Music Director
San Francisco, California