Friday, January 29, 2010
Ike Turner in a Less Than Stellar Mode
Originally posted on August 8, 2008
You figure the stuff Ike Turner did for Sun records must be great, right? Well it isn’t. The Kings of Rhythm featuring Ike Turner (Varese Saraband) gives you a complete overview of those sessions and most are luke-warm.
It is obvious that Ike was feeling his way, trying to find a formula for hit making. There are good moments, moments of raw, powerful r and b, but many of the cuts fall flat. C’est la Vie.