Proud Mary was originally a hit song from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969. Ike & Tina Turner covered it for their live shows and released a studio version in 1971, taken from the album Workin Together. It was Ike & Tina's biggest hit in America, reaching #4 on the Billboard pop charts and was certified gold. The single won also a Grammy Award in the category „Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group“ in 1971 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. Proud Mary is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina continuously performed live in her solo concerts and has become one of her most recognizable signature songs. In 1993, she re-recorded the track in the studio with guest vocals by Timmy Cappello for the soundtrack album What’s Love Got To Do With It, released as a single and promo, along with the home video release of the movie about Tina's life story. All live versions from the single were recorded at the Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino (California) on September 1993. In 2010, after a candidate’s performance of this version on the tv show „The X Factor,“ Proud Mary reached the charts in Scotland and England.
Writer: John C. Fogerty
Producer: Chris-Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies
Release: June 1994
Label: Virgin (USA) / Parlophone (Europe)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette
Charts: Scotland: #40 / UK: #62
June 25, 1994
ln case you haven't heard Miss Turner’s sinus-elearing version of this Creedence Clearwater Revival nugget enough yet, prepare for a new onslaught. This live recording, taped last year in Southern California, is meant to promote the recent home video release of her bio-pie „What's Love Got To Do With It“. Never sounding more powerful or confident, Turner takes another run at the charts with a song that's already taken her (and former hubby lke) to the top 5.