Blues Roots is one of Ike Turners side projects, after he built his own recording studio „Bolic Sound“. The album was recorded in 1971 / '72 and produced two singles. Originally released in 1972 on vinyl with a wonderful gatefold cover, it was reissued in 2012 on the double CD Blues Roots / Bad Dreams.
Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: Bolic Sound, 1971 & 1972
Release: 1972 / 2012 (CD)
Label: United Artists / BGO (CD)
Format: Vinyl (Gatefold) / CD
Billboard - June 10, 1972
The strength of Ike's style does lie in his „Blues Roots.“ Producing himself on this package of blues images, including some material of blues great Willie Dixon and other masters, Ike proves his ability as a writer and artist of the blues as well as his development as a singIe performer. No horns, no Ikettes, no frills - just clean, pure blues from the roots.
Billboard - June 17, 1972
This is the album Ike Turner didn't want released. It's Ike with time on his hands, playing with his past, not thinking about making an album. The tapes were so personal we had to talk him into letting them out.