It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
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 Turner but from Mickey Baker. The song is a non album track and was later included on the 1963 It’s Gonna Work Out Fine album in a slightly longer version. The b-side track „Won’t You Forgive Me“ was included on the album Dynamite in 1962. The single was after A Fool In Love their second million selling record and received a Grammy Award nomination in the category „Best Rock & Roll Vocal Performance by a duo or group“. 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. The single was also reissued February 1964 in England from Sue Records.
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
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)