Posts Tagged ‘Limits’

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.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman (From “Live At Austin City Limits”)

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For more info – www.eagle-rock.com Roy Orbison began his career at Sun Studios alongside Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley but took a very different route to rock ‘n’ roll success. Orbison’s strength was his unique vocal style, which combined perfectly with the dramatic love stories told by his songs. From his debut on Sun Records in 1956 Orbison at first struggled but went on to score a string of hit singles on Monument Records in the 60’s following his breakthrough with Only The Lonely. Other hits included Running Scared, Crying, In Dreams, It’s Over and his #1 Oh, Pretty Woman, all of which are included here. Despite a dip in his career in the 70’s, Orbison came back to prominence in the 80’s as part of the Traveling Wilburys in which he lined up alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. This in turn lead to a reinvigorated solo career cut short only by his early death in 1988. The show on this DVD was shot for the US TV series Austin City Limits in August 1982. It contains all of his best known songs and has been remixed into 5.1 sound from the original master tapes. It is an excellent concert that holds the audience enthralled from start to finish. “Roy Orbison is the greatest singer in the world.” — Elvis Presley “He was and always will be one of the greats of rock ‘n’ roll.” — Sir Paul McCartney