IKE & TINA: Album (Studio)

Don’t Play Me Cheap (1963)

Ike & Tina Turner - Don't Play Me Cheap - Album

Don’t Play Me Cheap is the fourth studio album from Ike & Tina, with the title track as the only single release. The song „I Made A Promise Up Above“ was the b-side of the single Dear John in 1966. The album was originally released in 1963 from Sue Records and was re-issued on compact disc in 1996 and once again in 2004 on the double CD Don’t Play Me Cheap / It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.

Producer: Ike Turner
Design: Frank Lerner 
Release: 1963 / 1996, 2004 (CD)
Label: Sue / Collectables, EMI (CD)
Format: Vinyl / CD

    Side A
  1. Wake Up 2:09
  2. Written by Ike Turner
  3. I Made A Promise Up Above 2:22
  4. Written by Ike Turner
  5. Desire 3:01
  6. Written by Ike Turner
  7. Those Ways 1:46
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. Mama Tell Him 2:35
  10. Written by Ike Turner
  11. Pretend 1:49
  12. Written by Ike Turner
    Side B
  1. Don’t Play Me Cheap 2:11
  2. Written by Ike Turner / Single in 1963
  3. The Real Me 2:04
  4. Written by M. Mayfield, B5: V. Young, E. Heyman
  5. Forever Mine 2:16
  6. Written by Ike Turner
  7. No Amending 2:23
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. Love Letters 1:55
  10. Written by Ike Turner
  11. My Everything To Me 2:33
  12. Written by Ike Turner
Ike & Tina Turner - Don't Play Me Cheap - Album

CashBox - February 23, 1963

Ike and Tina are one of the best-blended teams around today. Tina's exacting sense of rhythm on both pulsating r&b numbers and ballads is perfectly complimented by Ike's first-rate piano and guitar work. The duo are in fine form on this Sue entry of danceable blues sides. The songstress belts out winning readings of „Wake Up,“ „Don't Play Me Cheap“ and „My Everything To Me“ with all of her expected poise and artistry.

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