It’s Gonna Work Out Fine is the first Ike & Tina Turner single which was not written by Ike Turner, but from Rose Marie McCoy and Sylvia McKinney. Also the male spoken part is not from Ike but from Mickey Baker. The song is a non album track and was later included on the 1963 album It’s Gonna Work Out Fine in a slightly longer version. The duo performed the song at several tv shows and live in their concerts. A live version is available on the album Festival of Live Performances from 1967 and an instrumental version was released on the album Dance With Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1962. Ike recorded also a different version for the album River Deep, Mountain High and Tina recorded a new version with Laurence Fishburne for the soundtrack album What's Love Got To Do With It in 1993.
Released in June 1961 from Sue Records in America and in November 1961 from London Records in England on 7“ vinyl, It’s Gonna Work Out Fine reached #2 (R&B) and #14 (Pop) in America and received a Grammy Award nomination in the category „Best Rock & Roll Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group“ in 1962. The single was reissued in England in February 1964 from Sue Records.
**** It’s Gonna Work Out Fine — SUE 749 — Ike and Tina talk about love on this attractive disk which also features a gospel-styled chorus. Pair handle the tune with gusto and it has a chance. *** Won't You Forgive Me — Ike and Tina sell this bluesy ballad with spirit sided by strong support from the ork. This side, too, has I chance.