A Back Man’s Soul is an instrumental funk and soul album, released with a black and white and colored cover. It contains songs written by Ike Turner, his St. Louis colleague Oliver Sain and some others. All tracks were recorded at various studios in the U.S. between tour dates. In addition to Ike on piano and guitar, Billy Preston also played piano. The album received a 4 star rating from Billboard in their issue from May 3, 1969 and earned Ike his first solo Grammy nomination for Best R&B Instrumental Performance at the 12th Annual Grammy Awards in 1970. The album was originally released in 1969 from Pompeii Records in America. In England, it was first issued in 1975 under the different title „Funky Mule“ and in Germany as „Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm“. In 2003, it was re-issued on compact disc with four bonus tracks, including three with vocals from Tina. It's also part of the 3 CD box set The Complete Pompeii Recordings from 2016.
Producer: Ike Turner
Design: Loring Eutemey
Release: 1969 (USA) / 1975 (Europe) / 2003 (CD)
Label: Pompeii (USA) / DJM (UK) / Bellaphone (Germany) / Funky Delicacies (CD)
Format: Vinyl / Cartridge / CD