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.

Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love - Single

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

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