Blues Roots is one of Ike Turners side projects, after he built his own recordings studio 'Bolic Sound'. The album produced two singles and was originally released in 1972 from United Artists Records on vinyl with a gatefold cover. In 2012, it was reissued on compact disc from BGO Records on the double CD Blues Roots / Bad Dreams.

Billboard Magazine - 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—Jus' clean, pure blues from the roots.

Ike Turner - Blues Roots - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Front Cover

Ike Turner - Blues Roots - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Back Cover

A1. You’re Still My Baby 2:54

Written by Chuck Willis

A2. Tacks In My Shoes 2:57

Written by Ike Turner

A3. The Things I Used To Do (I Don’t Do No More) 3:00

Written by Eddie Jones

A4. Goin’ Home 3:05

Written by L. Jennings, J.L. Lattaker

A5. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:39

Written by Lloyd Price
Single release in 1972

A6. Right On 4:50

Written by Ike Turner
Single release in 1972

B1. Think 2:56

Written by Ike Turner

B2. Rockin’ Blues 2:51

Written by Booker Lee

B3. That’s Alright 3:02

Written by J. Rogers

B4. My Babe 3:00

Written by Willie Dixon

B5. Broken Hearted 3:32

Written by Jean Tucker

B6. If You Love Me Like You Say 3:13

Written by Ike Turner

Produced by Ike Turner & Gerhard Augustin
Engineers: Jim Saunders, Steve Waldman & Barry Keene
Arranged by Ike Turner

Art Direction: Norman Seeff
Design: Jon Echevarrieta
Cover Photo: Frederic Valentine
Inside Photo: Norman Seeff

Recorded at Ike & Tina Turner’s Studio "Bolic Sound" 1971 & 1972 

Ike Turner - Blues Roots - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Gatefold Cover

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