Strange Fruit is an instrumental funk-rock-blues album from Ike Turner with his musicians „The Family Vibes,“ previously known as „The Kings of Rhythm“. In the early 70’s Ike started a new creative and artistic season and released four solo records - two credited to him and two credited to „The Family Vibes“. Strange Fruit was released in 1972 from United Artists Records on vinyl.

Ike Turner - Strange Fruit - Album
Ike Turner - Strange Fruit - Album

A1. Happy But Lonely 4:25

Written by Aillene Bullock

A2. Heep-A-Hole-Lot 3:25

Written by C. Lane

A3. Jumpin’ 2:28

Written by S. L. Cushenberry

A4. Neckin’ 2:52

Written by S. L. Cushenberry

A5. Bootie Lip 3:04

Written by Aillene Bullock
Single release in 1972

B1. Soppin Molasses 2:25

Written by Phillip Reese, C. Lane

B2. Sixty-Nine 2:36

Written by S. L. Cushenberry

B3. Sweet 4:05

Written by S. L. Cushenberry

B4. D.M.Z. 2:33

Written by Aillene Bullock

B5. 1-8-1-2 (I Ate One Too) 3:09

Written by Phillip Reese

B6. Pardon Me 2:50

Written by C. Lane

Ike Turner - Strange Fruit - Album
Ike Turner - Strange Fruit - Album

Produced and arranged by Ike Turner
Engineer: Steve Waldman

Musicians:
Bass: Warren Dawson
Drums: Soko Richardson
Guitar: Jackie Clark
Organ: Ike Turner
Saxophone: J.D. Reed
Tenor Saxophone: Jimmy Smith
Tenor Saxophone, Piano: Larry Reed
Trombone – Edward Burks
Trumpet – Claude Williams, Mack Johnson

Recorded October 1971 at Ike & Tina Turner's Studio " Bolic Sound"
Ike & Tina Turner's band formerly known as "The Kings Of Rhythm" has changed it’s name to "The Family Vibes"

Cover artwork by Lockart

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