Ike Turner

Rocket 88 : Original 1951-1960 R&B and R&R Sides (R AND B)

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Rocket 88 : Original 1951-1960 R&B and R&R Sides

Ike Turner

Soul Jam


SOU 130554



CD 8,26 €

Ike Turner was one of the most influential and important figures in R&B and early rock & roll, with respect to composition, promotion, and performance. He gave Tina her name and helped make her a star, and is considered by many music journalists to be one of the main architects of the genre. This quintessential release compiles 30 sides from the early days of Ike Turner's long and prolific career. Fabulous black slices of 100% proto-rock & soul. Apart from a few well-known numbers like the classic Rocket 88, some of the material here isn't available in other collections, nor have these recordings ever been previously assembled together on one CD. These sensational tracks, taped between 1951 and 1960, were originally released on a variety of top labels like Chess, RPM, Modern, Sue, Flair, and Cobra, and feature Turner in a variety of settings: in Kings of Rhythm with Jackie Brenston on vocals, fronting a big band, in duet with Bonnie Turner or playing with Tina Turner, Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, and many others.

“Recorded for Sun, Chess, RPM, Modern, and other independent regional labels, these sessions find Ike not only providing guitar, piano, and vocals, but producing and arranging as well; the guy could do it all!” - Al Campbell (All Music Guide)


, guitar, and/or piano, and/or vocals, plus:
Jackie Brenston (vocals & saxophone),
Tina Turner, Bonnie Turner, Bobby “Blue” Bland (vocals)
Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush (vocals & guitar)
Little Junior Parker (vocals & harmonica)
Raymond Hill,  Eddie Jones (saxophone)
Willie Kizart (guitar)
Willie Dixon, Jesse Knight Jr. (bass)
Willie Sims, Eugene Washington (drums)
among others.

Recorded between 1951 and 1960.



01. MUCH LATER 2:16 Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm
02. THE MISTREATER 2:16 Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm
03. ROCKET 88 2:50 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
04. I’M TORE UP 2:24 Billy Gales with Ike Turner’s Rhythm Rockers
05. SHE MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD 2:21 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
06. I’M LONESOME BABY 3:03 Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm
07. LOOSELY 2:32 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
08. TROUBLE AND HEARTACHES 2:37 Ike Turner with Ben Burton & His Orchestra
09. TRAIL BLAZER 2:35 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
10. MY REAL GONE ROCKET 2:31 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
11. CUBANO JUMP 2:18 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
12. DRIFTING 3:05 Bobby “Blue” Bland with Ike Turner
13. MATCHBOX 2:26 Otis Rush with Ike Turner
14. BOX TOP 1:58 Otis Rush with Ike and Tina Turner
15. A FOOL IN LOVE 2:54 Ike & Tina Turner
16. LOOKING FOR MY BABY 2:31 Bonnie & Ike Turner
17. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU 2:53 Bonnie & Ike Turner
18. STEP BACK BABY 2:19Sonny Blair (Sullivan Jackson) with Ike Turner
19. THE BIG QUESTION 2:21 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
20. I’M TIRED OF BEGGIN’ 3:16 The Sly Fox (Featuring Ike Turner on vocals & guitar)
21. LOVE IS SCARCE 2:20 Lover Boy (Ike Turner)
22. EARLY TIMES 2:29 Dennis Binder & His Orchestra
23. YOU’RE MY ANGEL 1:59 Little Junior Parker
24. DO YOU MEAN IT 2:20 Ike Turner & His Orchestra
25. PEG LEG WOMAN 2:35 Willie King with Ike Turner
26. YOU KEEP ON WORRYING ME 2:33 Otis Rush with Ike Turner
27. MY BABY’S TOPS 2:27 The Gardenias (Featuring Ike Turner on guitar)
28. RIDING IN THE MOONLIGHT 3:06 Howlin’ Wolf (Featuring Ike Turner on piano)
29. WHAT AM I TO DO 2:17 The Rockers
30. AIN’T GOT NO HOME 2:34 The Starr’s