A Fool In Love is the very first Ike & Tina single, which came out by accident, when the session singer (Art Lassiter), booked for the recording session, did not show up and Tina stepped in. Although Ike and Anna Mae were not yet married, Ike changed Annas name to Tina and released the single as a Ike & Tina Turner production. It was the duos first hit in the pop chart and was also included on their 1961 debut album The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner. The duo promoted the song at the tv show „American Bandstand“ in 1960, as well as later in several other shows. Tina re-recorded it thirty-three years later for the soundtrack album What's Love Got To Do With It and performed it live forty years later at her Twenty Four Seven Tour. Live versions are available on the album In Person from 1969 and the One Last Time home video from 2000.

Released in July 1960 from Sue Records in America and in November 1960 from London Records in England on 7“ vinyl, A Fool In Love reached #2 (R&B) and #27 (Pop) in America. The single was not released until 1972 in Germany on the Bellaphon label.

CashBox Magazine - August 06, 1960: (Sue 730) (B+) A FOOL IN LOVE: Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm are stirring instrumental support for Tina’s belting blues delivery. An enticing rhythmic with a bright future. (B+) THE WAY YOU LOVE ME: Same billing setup in this corner for another gutty vocal performance by Tina. Two blues specials.

CashBox Magazine - September 10, 1960: The hit record of “A Fool In Love” by Ike & Tina Turner came about from the failure of another singer to show up at the recording session. Tina, the featured vocalist with Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm for the past two years, had been making demos regularly for many of Ike’s songs. She cut one for “A Fool In Love” and when the scheduled recording artist didn’t appear at the session Juggy Murray of Sue Records decided to cut Tina instead. It proved to be a wise move for everyone concerned.

Ike, 26, and Tina, 19, reside in East St. Louis, Illinois, Working that area in personal appearances. Ike is a prolific songwriter, numbering among his compositions “Rocket 88,” a rhythm & blues hit several years ago. He also is featured on guitar with his band.

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single

Vinyl Single (USA) - Side A

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single

Vinyl Single (USA) - Side B

single (usa, uk)

A. A Fool In Love 2:41

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B. The Way You Love Me 1:55

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

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single (germany)

A Fool In Love 2:41

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B. You Don’t Love Me No More (Live) 3:24

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Promo

Billboard Promo - August 15, 1960

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Boxtop

1960

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single

A Fool In Love

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