IKE: Single

Box Top (1959)

Ike Turner - Box Top - Single

Boxtop is the very first single with (background) vocals from Anna Mae Bullock (Little Ann) on the title track. At this time, Anna Mae was not married with Ike Turner and there was no Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Only two years later with A Fool In Love, Ike & Tina started their career as a duo. Ike recorded this song with Carlson Oliver, another vocalist of the „Kings of Rhythm“ at his home on Virginia Place in East St. Louis. It was released locally on the St. Louis-based label Tune Town Records in 1958. One year later, he recorded this version in Chicago with lead vocals by Ike and Carlson but without background vocals from Anna Mae, released on Cobra Records as Box Top. The original version with Anna Mae was re-issued from Secret Records in 2011 on a 10“ vinyl disc as an add-on to the compilation Jack Rabbit Blues.

Producer: Ike Turner
Release: 1959
Label: Cobra
Format: 7“ Vinyl

  1. Box Top 1:59
  2. Written by Ike Turner / Vocals: Ike Turner, Carlson Oliver
  3. Walking Down The Aisle 1:55
  4. Written by Ike Turner / Vocals: Ike & Billy

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