Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ike Turner: Father of Rock and Roll

I have nothing against Tina, but let's face it, no Ike, no Tina, not ever, she stays in Nutbush working the counter pouring coffee.

Ike Turner was the A and R man who brought Howlin' Wolf to Sun Records.

Ike Turner's band, with Ike producing, created "Rocket 88," often sited as the first rock and roll record.

Ike Turner's band, with Ike and others producing, created umpteen dozen hits for record labels in New York and New Orleans.

So he hit the woman! So what! James Brown did that, and shot up his wife's mink coats besides. Chuck Berry, I don't even like to think about what he's done, which is all forgotten now. Please, a little gratitude, from Tina and the rest of us too.

Ike's the man. Forget him at your peril.

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