It’s Gonna Work Out Fine is the first Ike & Tina Turner single which was not written by Ike Turner, but from Rose Marie McCoy and Sylvia McKinney. Also the male spoken part is not from Ike but from Mickey Baker. The song is a non album track and was later included on the 1963 album It’s Gonna Work Out Fine in a slightly longer version. The duo performed the song at several tv shows and live in their concerts. A live version is available on the album Festival of Live Performances from 1967 and an instrumental version was released on the album Dance With Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1962. Ike recorded also a different version for the album River Deep, Mountain High and Tina recorded a new version with Laurence Fishburne for the soundtrack album What's Love Got To Do With It in 1993.

Released June 1961 from Sue Records in America and November 1961 from London Records in England on 7“ vinyl, It’s Gonna Work Out Fine reached #2 (R&B) and #14 (Pop) in America and received a Grammy Award nomination in the category „Best Rock & Roll Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group“ in 1962. The single was reissued in England in February 1964 from Sue Records.

Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single

A. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Edit) 2:32

Written by Sylvia McKinney, Rose Marie McCoy / Produced by Ike Turner

B. Won’t You Forgive Me 2:42

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single

Billboard Magazine
June 19, 1961

**** It’s Gonna Work Out Fine — SUE 749 — Ike and Tina talk about love on this attractive disk which also features a gospel-styled chorus. Pair handle the tune with gusto and it has a chance. (Sona & Copa, ASCAP) (2:20)

*** Won't You Forgive Me — Ike and Tina sell this bluesy ballad with spirit sided by strong support from the ork. This side, too, has I chance. (Saturn & Placid, BMI) (2:25)

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