Since the early Fifties Ike Turner has been one of the most important and influential figures in popular music and has played a key role in the development of rock 'n' roll, soul and funk music from its early roots in Fifties R&B. Truly multi-talented, as writer, music scout, arranger, performer and musician, he has been responsible for a string of classic recordings and hits over the years. Ike Turner was the man responsible for what many consider to be the first rock 'n' roll record ever, the R&B chart topper 'Rocket 88' which he recorded at Sun Records back in 1951 and released under Jackie Brenston's name. Teaming up with future wife Tina in the late Fifties, the duo produced some of the most memorable soul and funk records of the Sixties and early Seventies, many of which crossed over into the pop mainstream. Ike's considerable music talent has tended to be unfairly overlooked at times in favour of the media's fascination with his often controversial personal life, such as his stormy relationship with Tina and his notorious abuse of cocaine over many years. Much-sampled by many of them, he remains a much-respected figure amongst today's hip-hop and R&B stars. Despite his advancing years he has remained very active on the music scene, on the road and also in the studio to considerable acclaim - his 2001 album 'Here And Now' was the comeback album of the year and was nominated for a Grammy and several W.C. Handy Awards.
Filmed at the 2002 North Sea Jazz Festival, Ike Turner performs on this DVD a string of highlights from his extraordinary five decade career, including 'Rocket 88' and 'Proud Mary'.
Tracklisting: Chicken Shack; Ike & Pinetop's Boogie; Mercy, Mercy; I Need A Nuddin'; Caldonia; Five Long Years; Baby's Got It; Rocket "88"; Tequila; Ike's Theme; Steel Guitar Rag; I'm The Only One; I've Been Loving You Too Long; Proud Mary; I Want To Take You Higher.
Bonus Tracks - Live At The Meridien: You Can't Winnum All; Johnny B Goode; Nutbush City Limits; Rock Me, Baby; What I'd Say.
EXTRAS: The Early Years - A 30-minute documentary chronicling Ike's R&B days in the early 50's. A 20-minute film of the Grammy Organization's 50th Anniversary celebration of Ike Turner's and Elvis Presley's contributions to Popular Music.
Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0
Display: Aspect Ratio 4:3
Original language: English
Catalogue number: CHFF1014LF
Regio code : 0 ( Free )