IKE & TINA: Album (Sampler)

The Bolic Sound Sessions (2021)

Ike & Tina Turner - Bolic Sound Sessions - Sampler

The Bolic Sound Sessions is a two disc sampler, featuring previously unreleased tracks as well as alternate versions of original Ike & Tina and cover songs. Disc two features also some live recordings, recorded at Forest National Brussels on October 25, 1975. The two picture discs comes in a paper gatefold cover, including some photos from the duo and extensive liner notes and includes with „I've Got A Man“ a wonderful and never before released track, originally released under the sligtly different title „I’ve Got A Woman“ from Ray Charles in 1954. All tracks were recorded at Ike’s own studio Bolic Sound:

Following the success with the Ike & Tina Turner Review, Ike had the finances to create his own recording studio Bolic Sound, which is a reference to Tina’s maiden name Bullock. The studio was previously a furniture store which Turner bought as a shell and had it fully renovated. Ike started to produce his own records in 1970, before opening for business in March 1972. After his divorce from Tina, he was in financial disarray and tried to sell the studio, but the temporarily uninsured building burnt to the ground under mysterious circumstances in January 1981.

Artists who recorded at Bolic Sound include Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Duane Allman, Little Richard, Gayle McCormick and Frank Zappa. Also the debut single „Uptown Festival“ from Shalamar was recorded there by session musicians in 1976. United Artists Records sponsored their first college seminar in 1973 at Bolic Sound, including a jam session from Ike & Tina Turner.

Release: July 2021
Label: Sunset Blvd Records
Format: 2 CD

CD 1

  1. Trying To Find My Mind 2:58
  2. Written by Tina Turner / Originally released on the album 'Delila's Power'
  3. Shake 2:50
  4. Written by Sam Cooke / Previously unreleased track
  5. I ldolize You (Bolic Studio Long Version) 4:17
  6. Written by Ike Turner
  7. Why I Sing The Blues 3:24
  8. Written by Dave Clark, B.B. King / Previously unreleased track
  9. River Deep, Mountain High (Version #3) 3:27
  10. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / From the 1974 single release
  11. Honey Child Baby 2:17
  12. Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased track
  13. Living For The City (Version #2) 3:33
  14. Written by Stevie Wonder / Previously unreleased
  15. Stormy Weather 3:48
  16. Written by T Koehler, H. Arlon / Previously unreleased version, originally released on the album 'Delilah's Power'
  17. Don't Fight It Feel It / Knock On Wood 4:35
  18. Written by S. Crooper, E. Floyd / Previously unreleased track
  19. There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do 2:43
  20. Written by Unknown / Previously unreleased track
  21. Proud Mary (Bolic Version #2) 2:37
  22. Written by John C. Fogerty
  23. I've Got A Man 4:31
  24. Written by Ray Charles, Renald Richard / Previously unreleased track
  25. A Fool In Love (Bolic Studio Version) 2:43
  26. Written by Ike Turner
  27. You Took A Trip 3:27
  28. Written by Unknown / Previously unreleased track
  29. You're Up To Something 3:50
  30. Written by Ike Turner / Previously released on the album 'Golden Empire'
  31. I Had A Notion 2:23
  32. Written by Joe Morris / Previously unreleased version
  33. No More Doggin' 3:24
  34. Written by Unknown / Previously unreleased track
  35. You Paid Me Back With My Own Coins 4:32
  36. Written by Unknown / Previously unreleased track
Ike & Tina Turner - Bolic Sound Sessions - Sampler

CD 2

  1. Gimme Some Lovin' 2:44
  2. Written by S. Winwood, M. Winwood, S. Davis / Previously unreleased track
  3. You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too 3:55
  4. Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version / Lead vocals by Ike Turner
  5. I've Got My Mojo Working 3:14
  6. Written by M. Morganfield / Previously unreleased track
  7. Baby, Get It On (Different Version) 2:40
  8. Written by Ike Turner / Originally released on the album: 'Acid Queen' / Lead vocals by Ike & Tina
  9. I Can't Believe What You Say 3:35
  10. Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version
  11. Just One More Day (Live) 3:27
  12. Written by Otis Redding, S. Cropper, M. Robinson / Originally released on the album 'The World of Ike & Tina'
  13. He Belongs To Me (Reworked) 4:03
  14. Written by Bob Dylan / Originally released on the album 'Tina Turns The Country On'
  15. What You Don't See (ls Better Yet) (Live) 3:19
  16. Written by Ike Turner, Tina Turner, Leon Ware, Calvin Lane / Originally released on the album 'Nuff Said'
  17. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Live) 2:35
  18. Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Originally released on the album 'The World of Ike & Tina'
  19. Get Back (Live) 3:19
  20. Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon
  21. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 2:16
  22. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Originally released on the album 'The World of Ike & Tina'
  23. Come Together (Live) 3:31
  24. Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Originally released on the album 'Live In Paris'
  25. A Fool For You (Live) 5:09
  26. Written by Ray Charles / Originally released on the album 'Show Live (Vol. 2)'
  27. Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is) (Live) 4:15
  28. Written by Leon Ware, Ike Turner, Tina Turner, Aillene Bullock / Previously released on the album 'Live at Circus Krone'
  29. Feel Good (Live) 3:52
  30. Written by Tina Turner, Jesse G. James / Recorded live at Bolic Sound Studios
  31. Honky Tonk Woman (Live) 3:00
  32. Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards / Previously released on the album 'Live at Circus Krone'
  33. Proud Mary (Live) 6:57
  34. Written by John C. Fogerty
  35. Something (Live) 4:17
  36. Written by G. Harrison / Previously released version with live overdubs
Ike & Tina Turner - Bolic Sound Sessions - Sampler

Bolic Sound Recording Studios / 1310 North La Brea Ave. / Inglewood, California 90302 / (213) 678-2632

After nearly a year of construction and the discarding of two completed control booth systems, as not good enough, Ike & Tina Turner's Bolic Sound recording studio is in full operation. And the facility on south La Brea Avenue in the Inglewood district has got to rank as one of the most ornate recording plants in the world.

Bolic Sound contains two 16 track quadrasonic studios, fully equipped and with almost unbelievably lush decor. The building also houses Ike & Tina’s other companies: I & TT Productions, Placid Music, HUH Music and the Spud Nik Booking Agency. The main office boasts a polar bearskin rug and other furnishings not usually standard in music companies. The main floor also contains a fully stocked kitchenette and a wood-panelled lounge with a pool table and Vegas style card table.

However, it is the upstairs hideway at Bolic Sound which makes the studio a truly unique facility. Entered through a gold-lined oval door is a complete apartment to be used by lke & Tina as a home base during lengthy recording periods. Aside from the red velvet chairs and couches and the super-sized bed with platform and canopy there are many other distinctive touches such as a mural of a nude couple which covers an entire wall and a six foot high golden globe-like console ridged like a hand grenade which hides drawers containing a TV set, a stereo and a bar.

Ike & Tina bought the building as a new shell and installed all the opulence from scratch. Even before the facility was fully completed, recordings had been taped at Bolic Sound by Three Dog Night, Bobby Womack, Delaney and Bonnie, Frank Zappa and the Turtles.

Billboard Magazine - March 4, 1972

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