Mini contains all five songs from the a-side of the very last Ike & Tina album The Edge with lead vocals from Tina. The instrumental part was played by Home Grown Funk, a popular Memphis group in the '70s. The song Shame, Shame, Shame was released in 1982 as a single in Europe, featuring an extended and remixed version. Tina promoted the song on De Willem Ruis Lotto Show in The Netherlands, where it reached #47. Mini was released in 1984 from Fantasy / Metronome Records on vinyl with comprehensive liner notes.

Ike & Tina Turner - Mini - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Mini - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Back Cover

A1. Lean On Me 3:32

Written by Bill Withers / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
Promo release in 1984

A2. Shame, Shame, Shame 2:59

Written by Sylvia Robinson / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
Single release in 1982

A3. Only Women Bleed 3:56

Written by Cooper, Wagner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner

B1. Philadelphia Freedom 4:10

Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin / Lead vocals by Tina Turner

B2. Use Me 3:08

Written by Bill Withers / Lead vocals by Tina Turner

All tracks were previously released on the album "The Edge"

Produced by Ike Turner
Musicians: Home Grown Funk
Design: Jamie Putnam
Photography: Baron Wolman

Liner Notes

… The five selections on this mini-album were the last sessions Tina made with Ike before their tumultuous split. They’re all covers of hits from the early-to-mid-seventies. Yet Tina was never a stranger to cover versions many of her biggest hits with Ike were reworkings of others material and she always transformed them with her special magic, making them her own. Backed by lkes scratchy guitar and hard-punching band and the Ikettes churchy harmonies, Tina delivers them with all her throaty, impassioned vocal power. Her fiery rendition of Bill Withers „Lean On Me“ is of special interest, as she partially alters the original lyrics and completely changes the moody, making it into a driving gospel-style stomper. These vibrant numbers are a welcome addition to the prolific recorded legacy of one of the most intense and distinguished vocal stylists of our time.

--- Lee Hildebrand

1980

Ike & Tina Turner - The Edge - Album

The Edge

1984

Ike & Tina Turner - Mini - Album

Mini

1984

Ike & Tina Turner - Rock Me Baby - Picture Disc

Rock Me Baby