IKE & TINA: Single

Father Alone (1974)

Ike Turner - Father Alone - Single

Father Alone was taken from the album The Gospel According to Ike & Tina. It features on the American release two tracks with lead vocals by Ike Turner and on the German release with „What A Friend We Have In Jesus“ a song with lead vocals from Tina on the flip side. The single received a Grammy nomination in 1975.

Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: Bolic Sound Studios, October-November 1973
Release: July 1974
Label: United Artists
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Grammy: Best Soul Gospel Performance (Nomination 1975)
AlbumThe Gospel According to Ike & Tina

7“ Vinyl (USA)

  1. Father Alone 3:43
  2. Written by S. Taylor / Lead vocals by Ike Turner
  3. Take My Hand Precious Lord 2:48
  4. Written by T. A. Dorsey / Lead vocals by Ike Turner

7“ Vinyl (Germany)

  1. Father Alone 3:43
  2. Written by S. Taylor / Lead vocals by Ike Turner
  3. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 2:50
  4. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
Ike Turner - Father Alone - Single

Record World - May 04, 1974

Mr. & Ms. Rockin' Soul transform traditional religious songs into commercially viable compositions. Much credit goes to Ike for superb adaptations, and his solemn voice lends itself well to the material, especially on „Father Alone.“ Tina's topper: „Amazing Grace.“

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