Added on November 25, 2004: Tina Turner: All The Best. EMI, November
2004. This double-CD contains 33 of her best songs, three new ones included.
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Twenty Four Seven
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Twenty Four Seven
Box Set, EMI, 2000.
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Anne Mae Bullock was born in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee. In 1957
she started to perform together with her mentor Ike Turner in the duo Ike
& Little Ann. They married in 1958. Three years later, Ike & Tina
Turner had their first success with A Fool in Love (USA 27). Other
hits like I Idolize You, It's Gonna Work Out Fine or Tra
La La La La followed. Several label changes and gigs in Las Vegas characterized
their 1960s. At the end of the decade came new hits for the duo with black-music
versions of Come Together, Proud Mary and Honky Tonk Woman.
Ike & Tina Turner were called the hardest working duo in showbiz. Their
career-peak came in 1973 with Nutbush City Limits (USA 26, GB 3,
Germany 2). With that song, writer Tina Turner paid tribute to the small
place near Memphis were her love affair with her husband had started. But
already in 1972, the two had begun to pursue their own projects. That intensified
in 1974 with Tina's first solo album Acid Queen - no success. Ike
Turner, addicted to cocaine, became violent, and the two separated in 1976.
After years of struggle, Tina Turner managed to regain succes in 1983 with
her album Private Dancer and its singles Private Dancer,
Love Got To Do With It and Better Be Good To Me (USA 7, 1 and
5). Her mix of soul, funk and rock caught the mainstream-taste. Her movie
role in Mad Max III - Beyond the Tunderdome and her related songs
We Don't Need Another Hero (USA 2) and One Of The Living
(USA 15) increased her fame. Her autobiography I, Tina, written
with the help of Rolling Stone-magazine editor Kurt Loder followed.
Tina Turner's next album Break Every Rule climbed to number one
in the USA in 1986. Other successes were Foreign Affair (1989) and
Simply The Best (1991). In 1993 followed the film What's Love
Got To Do With It, based on her autobiography and starring Angela Bassett.
Tina's James Bond title song Goldeneye (1995) was another hit. Her
album Wildest Dreams in the same year was less successful. Tina
Turner's brand new album Twenty Four Seven (end of 1999) contains
some solid songs like Whatever You Need, When The Heartache Is
Don't You Leave Me This Way and Go ahead. As always,
her singing is intense, but the instrumental accompaniment is at times
too simple, too cheap (also true for Tom Jones, one of the greatest male
singers ever). Still, some tracks, especially the title song Twenty
Four Seven, have the potential to rise high in the charts.