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Ike Turner: Risin' With The Blues

Read "Risin' With The Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ike Turner received a Grammy® Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording for Risin' with the Blues. Long seen as the failed husband of Tina Turner, and vilified in her biography, I, Tina (1986) and the biopic movie What's Love got to Do with It (1993), Ike Turner is nevertheless one of the most important rock 'n' roll pioneers alive.

Born in the mythic city of Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1931, Turner grew up around music, learning piano from the likes of ...

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Ike Turner: Risin' With The Blues

Read "Risin' With The Blues" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It is no secret that Ike Turner has lived a very colorful life. He has seen it all: the struggle, the fame, the downward spiral, the besmirching of his name. But he has proved to be a fighter and a survivor. And now, at 75, he is back with a hell-raising album.

Turner has written a few classic songs and he continues to show that strength. In addition, he picks on some rhythm & blues standards, giving one ...

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Ike Turner: Risin

Read "Risin" reviewed by Nic Jones

This is how it is. Ike Turner sings like a good-time Captain Beefheart, and his guitar playing stings like inhaling lemonade. He's also one of the legends of popular music, whose course might have been different if it hadn't been for him. On this disc he plays like a man half his age and with a lust for life akin to a man fifty years younger.

Sure, the contemporary touches get in the way, and whilst the music is some ...


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