Nutbush City Limits is one of the best known album from Ike & Tina because of it’s title track about Tina’s hometown. Beside of this track, a total of five songs were written by Tina and it includes also a different version of River Deep, Mountain High. The song „Make Me Over“ was re-recorded by Tina in 1993 under the different title „Tina’s Wish“ for the soundtrack album What’s Love Got To Do With It. The album was re-issued on compact disc on different labels - among others from Raven Records on the double CD Nutbush City Limits / Feel Good in 2006.
Producer: Ike Turner for I & TT Productions Inc.
Recorded: Bolic Sound, June - September 1973
Photographer: Fred Valentine
Illustrations: Dave Willardson
Design: Lloyd Ziff
Release: November 1973 / Various, 2006 (CD)
Label: United Artists / Raven (CD)
Format: Vinyl / Cassette / Cartridge / CD
Charts: USA: #21 (R&B) / Germany: #21
CashBox - November 24, 1973
Spotlighting their enormous hit title track single, Ike & Tina’s latest is like an explosion of funk and r&b that jolts you from the opening of side 1 straight through to the final note of the gut-grabbing „Club Manhattan“. A foxy version of Dobie Gray's hit „Drift Away“ and the immortal „River Deep, Mountain High“ are strong enough on their own to recommend the LP, but wait till you hear „Make Me Over,” „Get It Out Of Your Head,” „Daily Bread,“ and „Fancy Annie;“ they're knockouts. This album is one of the best dance LP’s of the year and features Tina’s singing at its best as well as lke’s capable leadership.
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.