Proud Mary was originally a hit song from the band Creedence Clearwater Revivial in 1969. Ike & Tina Turner covered the song for their live shows and released a studio version in 1971, taken from the album Workin Together. The single became Ike & Tina's biggest hit in America, reaching #4 on the Billboard pop charts and certified gold. The single won also a Grammy Award in the category „Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group“ in 1971 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. Proud Mary is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina continuously performed live in her solo concerts and became one of Tina's 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 and released it as a single in 1994 along with the home video release of the movie What’s Love Got To Do With It. The edited live music video was taken from the What’s Love? Live home video. In 2010, after a candidate’s performance of the song on the tv show The X Factor, this version entered the UK and Scottish single charts for one week.
June 18, 1994
Turner revisits the song that took her (and ex-hubby Ike) to the top five in 1971 as a clear tie-in with the home video release of the 1993 biopic "What’s Love Got To Do With It." This live performance, recorded late last year at the Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, Calif., displays the legendary performer in top form. Classic Tina.