Sweet Rhode Island Red is the title track of the album Sweet Rhode Island Red, written by Tina Turner and was released as the follow-up single to the previous mega seller Nutbush City Limits. The b-side track „Get It Out Of Your Mind“ was taken from the album Nutbush City Limits. Ike & Tina never performed this song live, nor promoted it on any TV-Show.
Producer: Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson, Soko Richardson
Recorded: Bolic Sound Studios, February 1974
Release: March 1974
Label: United Artists
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #45 (r&b) / Germany: #43 / UK: #51
Album: Sweet Rhode Island Red
CashBox - March 16, 1974
Ike and Tina follow their hard driving „Nutbush City Limits“ with this equally super driving rocker. Not only does Tina do what she does best (and that is most definitely belt), but Ike gets some super licks in on his extra funky guitar. Item should perk up most any programmers playlist and make the disco crowd a very happy lot. Watch this one climb to the top soon. Flip: no info available.
Blues & Soul - June 4, 1974
Tina moves from Nutbush to Rhode lsland but the music is still the same. ln the Turner's case, though, that's an advantage because the sheer enthusiasm and vibrance is what sells them so well, so often. The rhythm simply never lets up and that's what gets the people up and dancing in the discos. If you liked "Nutbush" then the odds are that you'll find this equally affable. ****