Star Collection (Vol. 2) is a sampler with original Warner Brother Recordings from Ike & Tina, some songs from The Ikettes and as well many previously unreleased tracks. It includes also the single Tell Her I’m Not Home, which was originally released in America and England already in 1965. The cover picture was taken from Ike & Tina’s session at the German tv show Musikladen on November 13, 1974. The album was released in 1975 from Midi Records on vinyl and cassette only in Germany.

Ike & Tina Turner - Star Collection Volume 2 - Sampler

Vinyl (Germany) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Star Collection Volume 2 - Sampler

Vinyl (Germany) - Back Cover

A1. Why Oh Why 2:41

Written: Charles Rich / Produced: Ike Turner / Previously unreleased track / Reissued on the album "Reworked Versions"

A2. Beauty ls Just Skin Deep 2:15

Written: Toni Wine, Stephen Venet / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / Previously unreleased version / Lead vocals from The Ikettes & Tina Turner

A3. Here's Your Heart 2:00

Written: Lee Hazlewood, Marshall Leib / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / From the "Here’s Your Heart" single release / Lead vocals from The Ikettes

A4. Too Many Tears 2:39

Written: Johnny Cole / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / Previously unreleased track / Reissued on the album "The Warner Brother Years"

A5. (I'll Do Anything) Just To Be With You 2:40

Written: Ike Turner / Produced: Ike Turner / From the "(I'll Do Anything) Just To Be With You" single release / Reissued on the album "The Warner Brother Years"

A6. Please Leave Me Alone 2:41

Written: Ike Turner / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / Previously unreleased track

B1. Somebody, Somewhere Needs You 2:35

Written: Ike Turner / Produced: Ike Turner / From the "Somebody, Somewhere Needs You" single release / Reissued on the album "The Warner Years"

B2. I’m Thru With Love 2:10

Written: Ike Turner / Produced: Bob Krasnow / From the "Tell Her I’m Not Home" single release

B3. Tell Her I’m Not Home 3:52

Written: Tony Bruno / Produced: Bob Krasnow
Single release in 1975

B4. It Only Took A Moment 2:25

Written: Donald Chocek, Marshall Lieb, Joseph Souseris / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / Previously unreleased track / Lead vocals from The Ikettes

B5. Troubles On My Mind 1:48

Written: Ike Turner / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / From the "Troubles On My Mind" single release / Lead vocals from The Ikettes

B6. Good Times (Live) 2:49

Written: Sam Theard, Fleece Moore / Produced: Robert A. "Bumps" Blackwell / From the album "Show Live (Vol. 1)“ / Lead vocals from The Ikettes

Liner Notes by Mike Rodger

Blues is tellin’ it like it is — Flight down to earth - this is Ike and Tina Turner’s soul - living and vital, a mixture of Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and of course that certain “blues” touch. This is pure Soul, without the clutterings of orchestrated violins, soft melodies or gentle harmonies.

The Turner’s brand of music sells because it follows one of the rules of show business - it is perfect musical entertainment. For years, this duo has attracted the best producers and has thus managed to do what so few other artists achieve - to bring their own personalities right onto the record, for all to experience.

Ike and Tina Turner’s concerts are even more impressive. They present a total audio-visual experience. Tina takes the leading part in the stage show, coreographed by Ike. With her powerful voice, animal like energy and overt sexuality, she literally whips up band and audience from peak to peak of excitement. lt’s no wonder that Ike and Tina have been on the road eight months a year from 1960 onwards, and always with towering success.

lt all began at the end of the fourties, when Ike made a name for himself playing blues piano near Memphis. He played with some of the best - Howlin Wolf, B. B. King, and Junior Parker. Most of his time he spent playing in small clubs, or as a session musician in the studios, or on tour.

In 1956 Ike met a young girl called Annie Bullock in a St. Louis blues club. She was to become his wife, Tina, and together they worked until 1965 before real success came.

Today lke and Tina Turner form a central part of the American soul scene. Soul has made them successful, popular, and rich: Yet they have never forgotten the roots that it all came from - just the good ole’ blues, that’s all.

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1975

Ike & Tina Turner - Star Collection Volume 2 - Sampler

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