Sexy Ida was released as a single in 1974, just before Ike & Tina went on tour in Europe. It contains the stylistically different part one on the a-side and part two on the b-side. „Sexy Ida" was intended to be included on the 1974 album „Sweet Rhode Island Red“, but was only on the tracklist of the original release in some European countries. For promotion, Ike & Tina performed the song live at several tv shows, like „Soul Train“ and „The Midnight Special“. Ike Turner recorded also a solo version with lead vocals by Patrick Gammon and Anita Davis, released on his 1996 album „My Bluescountry“.
Written by Tina Turner ● Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Gerhard Augustin ● Recorded at Bolic Sound, June 1974
They come for the 3rd time to Germany: Ike & Tina Turner. Their major tour begins October 22 and ends November 24, takes Ike & Tina to 14 German cities. Their giant hit "Nutbush" is not forgotten and is still present in discotheques. Now, here comes the sequel with "SEXY IDA". The record is remarkable because Part 1 and Part 2 differ stylistically on the front and back side of the single. Part 1 can be described in the style of "James Brown", Part 2 is a real rocker like "Nutbush".