In Person is a live album, recorded at Basin Street West in San Francisco. It contains an intro from the DJ Bob Jones and songs performed by The Ikettes and Tina Turner. An edited version of the song Respect was released as a single in France, while Ike & Tina were on tour in Europe.

Released in July 1969 from Minit Records on vinyl and from United Records on 8-track cartridge in America, In Person reached #19 (R&B) and #142 (Pop). It was reissued in 2007 on compact disc as part of the box set The Ike & Tina Turner Story .

CashBox Magazine - June 14, 1969: (Mint LP 24018) Ike & Tina Turner, with some help from the Ikettes, kick oll their new association with Minit with a powerful in-person set recorded live at San Franciscos Basin Street West. Tina sings soulfully on such recent hits as „Son Of A Preacher Man,“ „I Heard It Through The Grapevine,“ „Respect,“ „Sweet Soul Music,“ „Funky Street“ and a total soul medley. The Ikettes carry the ball on „Everyday People,“ „A Fool In Love“ and a soul dance medley. Set is already on the chart.

Ike & Tina Turner - In Person - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - In Person - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Back Cover

A1. D.J. Bob Jones

A2. Everyday People (Live) 3:05

Written by Sylvester Stewart / Lead vocals by The Ikettes

A3. Medley (Live) 2:28

Gimme Some Loving: Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood / Sweet Soul Music: Written by Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Sam Cooke

A4. Son Of A Preacher Man (Live) 2:40

Written by John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins

A5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Live) 3:30

Written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong

A6. Respect (Live) 8:13

Written by Otis Redding
Single release in 1970

B1. D.J. Herb Campbell

B2. Medley (Live) 3:33

There Was A Time: Written by James Brown, Buddy Hobgood / African Boo’s: Written by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by The Ikettes

B3. Funky Street (Live Instrumental) 1:56

Written by Arthur Conley, Earl Simms

B4. A Fool In Love (Live) 3:11

Written by Ike Turner

B5. Medley (Live) 11:26

The Summit: Written by Ike Turner / All I could do was cry: Written by Gordy, David, Gordy Jr. / Please, Please, Please: Written by Brown, Terry / Baby I love you: Written by Ronny Shanon

B6. Goodbye, So Long (Live) 3:17

Written by Ike Turner

Recorded at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California

Produced and arranged by Ike Turner
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Design: Ron Wolin
Photography: Ed Caraeff

Liner Notes

The announcer appeared and did his thing. Ladies and gentlemen, The Ike and Tina Turner Show. That pleasure was mine, as I introduced the most exciting show that I've seen in a long time (I've seen a few). This introduction was made at Basin Street West in San Francisco on a wet and rainy Saturday night. The Convention Bureau and the S.F. Chamber of Commerce will not be happy about the mention of rain, but I feel it is important so that you may understand that on this night bad weather could not have kept away the many people who jammed the club to see and hear Ike and Tina Turner.

My introduction over, I settled back and slowly became mesmerized. Exciting things were happening: people having a ball, the waitresses dancing in the aisle as the rhythm surged through the club.

I promised myself that I would never write notes for an album that I didn’t like. Well, that part has been taken care of; for here I am. But the actual writing is difficult, for I have discovered that there are no words for the way I feel about the Ike and Tina show. What words can you use when you want to describe a most fantastic show? A show that starts socking from the beginning, letting you know from the "Git Go" that what you see and hear will be more than you had imagined.

How do you describe Ike Turner when his mere presence on stage electrifies an entire audience?

What words will define the Ikettes who are not only beautiful, but sing and dance and perform completely? And then, what words are left when Tina herself appears? You know I need help now to put it all down in words. Tina must be seen and heard the hardest working lady I've seen. She gives you Tina Turner totally, with Ike, with the Ikettes and with the Kings of Rhythm.

The Ike and Tina show is one of show business best coordinated shows. Ike Turner drives the well-oiled machinery of performers. And he does it expertly. Everything has a purpose. Every sound, every note, every movement brings about what Ike and Tina believe in and that's togetherness.

And together it is but definitely.

Herb Campbell
Operations Manager & Music Director
KSOL Radio
San Francisco, California


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