It’s Gonna Work Out Fine was written by Rose Marie McCoy and Sylvia McKinney and released as a single in 1961 from Sue Records. The b-side contains with „Won’t You Forgive Me“ an Ike Turner composition, which is also included on the album Dynamite from 1962. For this single, Ike & Tina received their first Grammy nomination in the category „Best Rock Vocal Performance“ and after A Fool In Love it was their second million selling single. The lead vocals are from Tina Turner, the male spoken part is from Mickey Baker and not from Ike Turner. The rhythm guitar was played by Sylvia Vanderpool. Live versions of the song are available on the album Festival of Live Performances from 1967 and on the sampler Tonight Show from 1974. An instrumental version was released the following year on the album Dance With Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. The song is a non album track, but was included on the 1963 same named album in a slightly longer version. In 1966, a different version was released on 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.
Written by Sylvia McKinney, Rose Marie McCoy / Produced by Ike Turner
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)