Nutbush City Limits is the title track of the album Nutbush City Limits from 1973 and one of the biggest Ike & Tina hits, especially in Europe. Tina wrote the lyrics, because the melody reminds her of her hometown Nutbush. Ike & Tina performed this song at several tv shows for promotion and live at their concerts, but strangely enough, there was no live version released on any album. The Australian maxi single from 1978 contains a longer disco version as well as a very rare long version of the song „Funkier Than A Mosquitas Tweeter,“ which was written by Tina’s sister Alline. Nutbush City Limits is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina even performed in her concerts after the divorce from Ike. She also re-recorded this song as a dance version in 1991 for her Simply The Best greatest hits collection and once again for the 1993 What’s Love Got To Do With It soundtrack album in a more original styled version.
Written by Tina Turner / Produced by Ike Turner / Recorded at Bolic Sound, March 1973
Written by A. Williams / Produced by Ike Turner, Andre Williams / Recorded at Bolic Sound, July 1972
Written by Alline Bullock / Produced by Ike Turner
Remixed by Sanny X
August 04, 1973
And isn’t it nice to hear Tina (Bullock) Turner and her husband doing so very very well out in Hollywood, California. And isn’t it nice to hear that she and Ike remember their old friends and past good times in Nutbush on their brand new single record, NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS.
The song is a change in sound for the young couple, who have apparently gone through quite a number of changes since leaving home to seek their fortune.
Everyone in Nutbush recalls PROUD MARY with pride, and NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS (UA-XW298-W) is going to be their biggest and best yet! Hooray for you, Ike & Tina, you’ll always be number one in Nutbush. With a bullet!