Nutbush City Limits is due of it's title track one of the best known album from Ike & Tina. It includes also a re-recorded version of River Deep, Mountain High, which was also the second single. A total of five songs were written by Tina. 

Released in November 1973 from United Artists Records on vinyl, cassette and 8-track cartridge, Nutbush City Limits reached #21 (R&B) and #163 (Pop) in America and #21 in Germany. The album was reissued on compact disc on different labels - among others from Raven Records on the double CD Nutbush City Limits / Feel Good in 2006.

Billboard Magazine - November 24, 1973: Simply the best thought-out Ike & Tina album in many moons, featuring far more good original material and less filler than is Ike's wont. New development here is the playful use of synthesizers, such as the "Funky Worm" arpeggios in the freaky novelty hit title cut. Another TNT single shot is "Thats My Purpose," if cut to bring in Tina’s wailing chorus hook sooner.

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Album
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Album

A1. Nutbush City Limits 2:57

Written by Tina Turner
Single release in 1973

A2. Make Me Over 3:05

Written by Ike Turner

A3. Drift Away 3:18

Written by M. Williams

A4. That’s My Purpose 4:41

Written by Tina Turner

A5. Fancy Annie 2:20

Written by Tina Turner

B1. River Deep, Mountain High 4:01

Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Single release in 1974

B2. Get It Out Of Your Mind 3:16

Written by Ike Turner

B3. Daily Bread 2:45

Written by Tina Turner

B4. You’re My Sunshine 3:20

Written by J. Davis, C. Mitchell

B5. Club Manhattan 2:53

Written by Tina Turner

Produced by Ike Turner for I & TT Productions Inc.
Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California
June - September 1973

Photography by Fred Valentine
Illustrations by Dave Willardson
Album design by Lloyd Ziff
Art direction by Mike Salisbury

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Promo
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Promo

He was a hipster from the big city.
She was a barefoot country girl from Nutbush, Tennessee.
He had big ideas that would lead to Hollywood and Stardom.
She could sing a song like nobody's business.
He gave her …………….direction.
She gave him……….her all.
The result: NUTBUSH (City Limits) ….
The album Ike & Tina Turner always had in them….is out.

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Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Promo


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