Workin' Together is Ike & Tina’s most successful studio album, which reached gold status in America. It features also the most successful single of the duo with Proud Mary, a rock styled cover version, originally released from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song „Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter“ was written by Tina’s sister Alline and was later covered by Nina Simone. Some of the songs were credited to Eki Renrut, which is Ike Turner’s name in backwards. For promotion, Liberty released a vinyl promo single, featuring two different Radio Spots. The album was reissued on the double CD Workin’ Together / Let Me Touch Your Mind in 2011.
Producer: Ike Turner Recorded: A Bolic Sound Photographer: Herb Kravitz Design: Ron Wolin Release: December 1970 / 2011 (CD) Label: Liberty Format: Vinyl / Cartridge / Reel Tape / CD Charts: USA: #3 (r&b), #25 (pop) / Germany: #12 Certifications: USA: 1x Gold
Written by John C. Fogerty / Single release in 1971
Goodbye, So Long 1:57
Written by Ike Turner
Let It Be 3:11
Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon
"… John Fogerty hasn’t heard a thing until he hears Tina do 'Proud Mary.' The spoken introduction done over guitar and Ike singing the song in the background is perfect. The pick-up from the slow portion of their arrangement to the up-tempo one is done with precision and flash."
from the 7“ vinyl promo
November 21, 1970
Nobody works harder than Ike & Tina Turner and workin’ together they take top material, rip it up, and resoul „Proud Mary,“ „Let It Be,“ „Get Back“ and „Ooh Poo Pah Doo“ their way. The duo gather a full head of funky, raucous steam, hitting only the heights of energy and excitement on the title romp, plus more of Ike's super rhythm workouts. Can't keep this kind of 'up' music down.