Sweet Rhode Island Red is the title track from the album Sweet Rhode Island Red, written by Tina Turner and released as the follow-up single to the previous mega seller Nutbush City Limits. The b-side track „Get It Out Of Your Mind“ was taken from the album Nutbush City Limits. Ike & Tina never performed this song live, nor promoted it on any tv show.
Written by Tina Turner / Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson and Soko Richardson / Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California, February 1974
Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner / Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California, September 1973 / From the United Artists LP
Tina moves from Nutbush to Rhode lsland but the music is still the same. ln the Turner's case, though, that's an advantage because the sheer enthusiasm and vibrance is what sells them so vvell, so often. The rhythm simply never lets up and that's vvhat gets the people up and dancing in the discos. If you liked "Nutbush" then the odds are that you'll find this equally affable. ****
USA: March, 1974
Europe: April, 1974
USA (R&B): 43
Sweet Rhode Island Red