Sweet Rhode Island Red is the title track from the album Sweet Rhode Island Red, written by Tina Turner and 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.

Released in March 1974 in America and in April 1974 in Europe from United Artists Records on 7“ vinyl, Sweet Rhode Island Red reached #43 (R&B) in America, #43 in Germany and #51 in England.

CashBox Magazine - March 16, 1974: (UA 409W) 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 Magazine - June 04, 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 vvell, so often. The rhythm simply never lets up and that's vvhat gets the people up and dancing in the discos. If you liked "Nutbush" then the odds are that you'll find this equally affable. ****

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Front Cover

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Single

Vinyl Single (France) - Front Cover

single

A. Sweet Rhode Island Red 3:24

Written by Tina Turner / Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson and Soko Richardson / Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California, February 1974

B. Get It Out Of Your Mind 3:16

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner / Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California, September 1973 / From the United Artists LP

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promo

A. Sweet Rhode Island Red (Mono) 3:24

A. Sweet Rhode Island Red (Stereo) 3:24

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Single

Vinyl Single (USA) - Side A

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Single

Vinyl Single (USA) - Side B

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