Nutbush City Limits (1973)

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits - Album

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 re-recorded 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 reissued 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

Side A
  1. Nutbush City Limits 2:57
  2. Written by Tina Turner / Single release in 1973
  3. Make Me Over 3:05
  4. Written by Ike Turner
  5. Drift Away 3:18
  6. Written by M. Williams
  7. That’s My Purpose 4:41
  8. Written by Tina Turner
  9. Fancy Annie 2:20
  10. Written by Tina Turner
Side B
  1. River Deep, Mountain High 4:01
  2. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  3. Get It Out Of Your Mind 3:16
  4. Written by Ike Turner
  5. Daily Bread 2:45
  6. Written by Tina Turner
  7. You’re My Sunshine 3:20
  8. Written by J. Davis, C. Mitchell
  9. Club Manhattan 2:53
  10. Written by Tina Turner
Billboard Review

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.


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CashBox Review

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.

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