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I Like Ike: Best of
Ike Turner
I Like Ike: Best of
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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The '93 movie What's Love Got to Do with It? may have convinced the majority of squares out there that Ike Turner was nothing more than a wife-abuser. But what they don't (and never will) care to know is that Ike Turner is...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ike Turner
Title: I Like Ike: Best of
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 11/15/1994
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Regional Blues, Memphis Blues, Electric Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227181925, 081227181949

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The '93 movie What's Love Got to Do with It? may have convinced the majority of squares out there that Ike Turner was nothing more than a wife-abuser. But what they don't (and never will) care to know is that Ike Turner is one of the most important figures in the history of rock & roll, a veritable rhythm & blues wunderkind whose prowess as songwriter, arranger, pianist, guitarist, and showman helped created many of early rock & roll's groundbreaking songs. The 18 tracks contained here justify these claims and more, selecting the very best from Ike's '50s work and many later cuts recorded without what's-her-name. Arguably the first rock & roll record, the immortal "Rocket 88" is here along with great Kings of Rhythm tracks like "Matchbox" and "Down & Out." But what simply must be heard is Ike's searing guitar attack and quivering tremolo on gems like "Ho Ho" and "Prancing." One listen and you'll be proclaiming "I Like Ike" too. --Ken Hohman

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Stephen Y. from ROCKVILLE, MD
Reviewed on 8/7/2009...
This is a nice job by Rhino compiling mostly early releases with a pamphlet giving background and recording information on each cut. I would rate a solid four out of five stars.

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Ike's True Legacy
Glenn Nippert | Alpharetta, Georgia United States | 04/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ike Turner is probably doomed to be eternally remembered as the wife- beating drug abuser in the classic movie "What's Love Got to do With It?". Part of this reason is that Laurence Fishburne was so damn good that he made the role unforgettable. But Ike's true legacy should be the classic rock and r&b he made with and without Tina. This album spotlights Ike's various musical adventures starting with the #1 r&b hit "Rocket 88", widely regarded as the first rock n' roll record eve made. The song was so popular it spawned a sequel, also included here-"My Real Gone Rocket", both sang by the long forgotten Jackie Brenston. Another classic is the swamp blues of "Hoo-Doo Say", sang by The Sly Fox, aka Eugene Fox. This song would have been perfect for Screamin' Jay Hawkins. There are some classic blues tracks like "Down and Out" and "You're Still My Baby" and Ike's personal anthem {also the title of his autobiography) "Takin' Back My Name". There are also some red hot instrumental grooves like "The New Breed PT. 2" and "Prancing" which showcase Ike's ace guitar playing and shows why his band were called The Kings Of Rythym. This compilation was released by Rhino Records, so you know it's a first rate show from beginning to end with the usual photos and informative liner notes in a 12 page booklet. Throughout, Ike is spotlighted in his glory as a pianist/vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/producer/songwriter! Ike is currently clean and sober and was just nominated for a Grammy recently for his "Here and Now" album. If you are a fan of classic early rock and r&b, then this is an essential edition to you're collection."