Posts Tagged ‘1973’

Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits (1973) – vynil 45° – 7″

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Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits 1973 – vynil 45° – 7″ en.wikipedia.org “Nutbush City Limits” is a semi-autobiographical rock and roll song written and performed by Tina Turner, in which she describes her hometown of Nutbush, Tennessee. As an unincorporated town, Nutbush does not actually have “city limits”; but it does have a “Nutbush – Unincorporated” sign on the highway Original 1973 recording The original recording was produced by Ike Turner in 1973 and released by the couple under their professional name Ike & Tina Turner. The song was taken from an album of the same title, and proved to be the duo’s final significant chart hit, reaching #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the UK Singles Chart. Following the couple’s split, the song became a staple of Tina’s live show, where she re-worked the funky studio version into a hard-driving rock and roll showstopper. Marc Bolan is rumoured to have played guitar on this track. Although Gloria Jones stated definitely that he did on the film for the 2007 BBC4 Documentary Marc Bolan: The Final Word, it remains in doubt. However it is widely acknowledged that Bolan contributed to the later single “Sexy Ida”. Gloria provided backing vocals for Ike and Tina Turner in the 1960s so the story does stand up, especially as the guitar sound is very much like Bolan’s. Bolan toured the US extensively in the mid-70s and lived in LA for over a year from 1974.
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Les Humphries Singers – Carnival (1973)

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The Les Humphries Singers was a musical group formed in Hamburg, Germany by Englishman Les Humphries in the year 1970. The group consisted of a large number of singers of diverse ethnic origin, some of whom such as John Lawton also performed with other groups. The Les Humphries Singers at the time brought something from the flair of the hippie movement into the hit world. Les Humphries performed a mix of popular music and gospel covers and had success in Europe with this approach. Two of their earliest and best known hits were “Mama Loo” (1973), and “Mexico” (1972) which was based on the 1960 Johnny Horton country hit “The Battle of New Orleans”. Additional members included Liz Mitchell, later front woman with Boney M, and John Lawton, who also sang for the German progressive/hard rock band Lucifer’s Friend and would go on to be the frontman for Uriah Heep. The Les Humphries Singers dissolved at the end of the 1970s.
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