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. In 1959, he recorded another version of the song in Chicago with himself and lead vocals by Carlson. That version was released on Cobra Records as „Box Top.“ The original version with Tina was re-issued from Secret Records in 2011 on a 10“ vinyl disc, together with the album „Jack Rabbit Blues - The Singles 1958 - 1960“, a compilation of Ike's recordings.
Producer: Ike Turner
Release: 1958 / 2011 (reissue)
Label: Tune Town / Secret Records (2011)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 10“ Vinyl (2011)