Proud Mary was originally a hit song from the band Creedence Clearwater Revivial in 1969. Ike & Tina Turner covered it for their live shows and released a studio version as the second single from their album Workin Together, which became Ike & Tina's biggest hit in America. Proud Mary is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina continuously performed live in her solo concerts and became one of her most recognizable signature song. In 1993, Tina re-recorded the track in the studio with guest vocals by Timmy Cappello for the soundtrack album What’s Love Got To Do With It. Live versions from are available on the album What You Hear Is What You Get (Live at Carnegie Hall) or on the home video Live in ’71. A previously unreleased „Funky Version“ with lead vocals from Ike was released in 1991 on the rarities sampler „Good Old Times“. A very rare longer version from the b-side track „Funkier Than A Mosquita’s Tweeter“, which was written by Tina’s sister Alline, is available on the Australian Nutbush City Limits maxi single.
Released January 1971 from Liberty Records on 7“ vinyl, Proud Mary reached #4 (Pop) and #5 (R&B) in America (1x Gold) and #21 in Germany. In 1976, it was reissued in Europe from United Artists Records on 12“ vinyl. The song won a Grammy Award in the category „Best R&B Vocal Performance“ and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.
A. Proud Mary (Edit) 3:15
Written by John C. Fogerty / Produced by Ike Turner / Engineer: Brent Maher
B. Funkier Than A Mosquita’s Tweeter 2:35
Written by Alline Bullock / Produced by Ike Turner / Engineer: Brent Maher
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A. Proud Mary (Live) 6:35
Taken from the album "What You Hear Is What You Get - Live at Carnegie Hall“
B. Come Together 3:41
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Produced by Ike Turner