Sexy Ida contains two stylistically different versions and was intended to be included on the album Sweet Rhode Island Red, but was only on the tracklist of the original release in some European countries to promote their tour in Europe. Ike & Tina performed the song live at several tv shows like „Soul Train“ and „The Midnight Special“. Ike Turner recorded also a solo version in 1996 with lead vocals by Patrick Gammon and Anita Davis, available on his album My Bluescountry

Released in July 1974 in America and in September 1974 in Europe from United Artists Records on 7“ vinyl, Sexy Ida reached #29 (R&B) and #65 (Pop) in America and #51 in England.

Ike & Tina Turner - Sexy Ida - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Sexy Ida - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Back Cover

A. Sexy Ida (Part I) 2:29

A. Sexy Ida (Part II) 3:01

Written by Tina Turner
Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Gerhard Augustin
Recorded at Bolic Sound, June 1974

Ike & Tina Turner - Sexy Ida - Single

Vinyl Single (France) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Sexy Ida - Single

Vinyl Single (Portugal) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Sexy Ida - Promo

United Artists Promo

They come for the 3rd time to Germany: Ike & Tina Turner. Their major tour begins October 22 and ends November 24, takes Ike & Tina to 14 German cities. Their giant hit "Nutbush" is not forgotten and is still present in discotheques. Now, here comes the sequel with "SEXY IDA". The record is remarkable because Part 1 and Part 2 differ stylistically on the front and back side of the single. Part 1 can be described in the style of "James Brown", Part 2 is a real rocker like "Nutbush".

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