Tina Turner – The Best Of Simply The Best (sheet music in the #smlpdf)

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Songbook Contents:

Addicted To Love
Break Every Rule
I Can’t Stand The Rain
It Takes Two
Let’s Stay Together
Private Dancer
River Deep . Mountain High
Steamy Windows
The Best
Way Of The World
We Don’t Need Another Hero
What’s Love Got To Do With It

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Tina Turner

Turner began his half-century career in the late 1950s, while still in high school in East St. Louis, Illinois, and began singing with Ike Turner and his band, the Kings of Rhythm. At first she only performed occasionally, but soon became the star of the group and Turner’s wife. With her powerful bluesy voice and frenetic dancing style, she instantly made an impression.

His group, which was soon renamed the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, became one of the main soul groups touring the black venues of the so-called chitlin’ circuit , as a dispersed group of venues where African-American artists were called. free to express themselves in the era of racial segregation. When the Rolling Stones invited the group to perform as an opening act, first on a British tour in 1966 and then on an American tour in 1969, white listeners in both countries began to pay attention.

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Turner, who insisted on adding rock songs by the Beatles and the Stones to his repertoire, reached a huge new audience, giving the Ike and Tina Turner Revue its first Top 10 hit with his version of “Proud Mary . ” Creedence’s song Clearwater Revival, in 1971 and a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group.

“In the context of today’s show business, Tina Turner must be the most sensational professional on stage,” wrote Ralph Gleason, the influential jazz and pop critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, in a review of a Rolling Stones concert. in Oakland in November 1969. “It appears like a hurricane. She dances, writhes, shakes and sings, and the impact is instantaneous and total.”

But if the Ike and Tina Turner Revue was a success, Ike and Tina’s marriage was not. Turner was an abuser. After escaping marriage at age 30, his career faltered. But her solo album Her Private Dancer , released in 1984, put her back in the spotlight and elevated her to the pop stratosphere.

Working with younger songwriters and backed by a smooth, synthesized sound that enveloped her raw, urgent voice, she released three huge hits: the album’s title track , written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits; “ Better Be Good to Me” , and “What’s Love Got to Do With It” .

Referring to her “groundbreaking fusion of old-fashioned soul and synth-pop new wave ,” Stephen Holden, in a review for The New York Times, called the album a “milestone not only in the 45-year-old singer’s career, who has been recording since the late 1950s, but in the evolution of pop-soul music.”

At the 1985 Grammy Awards, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” won three awards, for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and “Better Be Good To Me” for Best female rock vocal performance.

The album sold five million copies and began a series of tours that made Turner a global phenomenon. In 1988, she performed before some 180,000 people at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, breaking the record for the largest paid audience for a soloist. After his Twenty Four Seven tour in 2000 sold more than $100 million in tickets, Guinness World Records announced that he had sold more concert tickets than any other solo artist in history.

‘Well-to-do farmers’

Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee, northeast of Memphis, and spent her early years on the Poindexter farm in Nutbush, a nearby unincorporated area, where she sang in the Baptist church choir from Spring Hill.

His father, Floyd, known by his middle name, Richard, worked as a farm foreman—“We were well-to-do farmers,” Turner told Rolling Stone in 1986—and had a difficult relationship with his wife, Zelma (Currie) Bullock.

Her parents left Anna and her older sister, Alline, with relatives when they went to work at a military installation in Knoxville during World War II. The family was reunited after the war, but Zelma left her husband a few years later and Anna lived with her grandmother in Brownsville.

After joining his mother in St. Louis, she attended Sumner High School. She and Alline began hanging out at the Manhattan Club in East St. Louis to listen to Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm.

“I really, really wanted to get up there and sing,” Turner recalls in I, Tina. The Story of My Life (1986), written with Kurt Loder. “But that took me a whole year.”

One night, during one of the band’s breaks, the drummer, Eugene Washington, handed her the microphone and she began singing the BB King song “You Know I Love You,” which Ike Turner had produced. “When Ike heard me, he said, ‘Oh my God!’” the singer told People Magazine in 1981. “I couldn’t believe that voice was coming out of this fragile little body.”

In his book Takin’ Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner (1999), written with Nigel Cawthorne, Turner says: “I wrote songs with Little Richard in mind, but I didn’t have any Little Richard to sing them, so Tina was my Little Richard. Listen carefully to Tina and who do you hear? “Little Richard singing with a female voice.”

Turner used her as a backup singer, under the name Little Ann, on his 1958 album Boxtop . When Art Lassiter, the group’s lead singer, failed to show up for the recording of A Fool in Love , she replaced him. The album was a success, reaching number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number 27 on the pop chart.

Turner baptized his protégé – who was already his partner – with a new name, Tina, inspired by the television character Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. And she renamed the group the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

They were a dynamic and disciplined group, second only to the James Brown Revue, but until “Proud Mary” they never achieved significant success. Until then, they had only had one single in the Top 20 pop charts in the United States, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” in 1961. The group had several hits on the R&B charts, including “I Idolize You , ” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” and “Tra La La La La” , but most of their income came from a relentless touring schedule.

Her relationship with Turner, whom she married in 1962 on a whirlwind trip to Tijuana, Mexico, was turbulent. He was dictatorial, violent at times and, in the 1970s, desperately addicted to cocaine. She left him in 1976, with 36 cents and a Mobil gas card in her pocket, and divorced him two years later. Ike died of a cocaine overdose in 2007.

“When I left him, I was living a life of death,” she told People in 1981. “I didn’t exist. I wasn’t afraid that she would kill me when I left, because she was already dead. When I left, I didn’t look back.”

Their marriage provided much of the material for the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do With It , with Angela Basset and Laurence Fishburne in the lead roles. Turner re-recorded some of her hits and a new song, “I Don’t Wanna Fight ,” for the film, but declined to participate. “Why would I want to see Ike Turner beating me again?” he said then.

A second career

In 1966, record producer Phil Spector , after hearing the Ike and Tina Turner Revue at the Galaxy Club in Los Angeles, offered them $20,000 to produce their next song, on the condition that Ike Turner stay out of the studio. The result, “River Deep, Mountain High ,” is often considered the apogee of Spector’s patented “wall of sound.” It flopped in the United States and barely reached the Top 100, but was a huge hit in the United Kingdom, where it marked the beginning of a second career for Turner.

“I loved that song,” he wrote in his 1986 memoir. “Because, for the first time in my life, it wasn’t just R&B: it had structure, it had melody.” And he added: “I was a singer and I knew I could do other things, but I never had the opportunity. ‘River Deep’ showed people what was inside me.”

After leaving her marriage, burdened by debt, Turner struggled to build a solo career, participating in bad cabaret acts, before signing with Roger Davies, Olivia Newton-John’s manager , in 1979. Guided by Davies, she resumed the hard, rocking style that had made her a star and that would propel her in the following decades as one of the longest-standing artists on stage.

His colleagues noticed his talent. In 1982, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh, members of the band and production company British Electric Foundation, hired her to record “Ball of Confusion ,” the Temptations’ 1970 hit, into an album of synth-driven soul and rock covers. The song was such a hit that she produced a second collaboration, a remake of “Let’s Stay Together.” Al Green’s This version also became a hit in the United States and Great Britain, and was the turning point that led to the making of the album Private Dancer .

After the overwhelming success of Private Dancer , Turner recorded two acclaimed albums: Break Every Rule (1986) and Foreign Affair (1989), which contained the hit single “The Best . ”

It also made an impact on the screen. Ten years after cementing her rocker image with her riveting performance of “Acid Queen” in the film version of Tommy — The Who’s rock opera, directed by Ken Russell — she received praise for her performance as Aunty Entity, the iron-fisted ruler of the post-apocalyptic Bartertown, in Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985.

For that film she also performed two hit songs: “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” and “One of the Living ,” which she won in the category of best female rock vocal performance at the 1986 Grammys.

In 1991, both she and Ike Turner, who was in prison for cocaine possession, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 2021, she was re-inducted as a solo artist). She received a Kennedy Center Honor Award in 2005 and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2018.

In 1985 she began a relationship with the German music executive Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013 after moving with him to Küsnacht and becoming a Swiss citizen. He survives her. Ron, her only son with Ike Turner, died of complications from colon cancer in 2022. Craig, her other son from her relationship with Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill, died by suicide in 2018. His sister, Alline Bullock, died in 2010. The singer raised Turner’s two sons, Ike Jr. and Michael.

Immediately after his death, complete information about his survivors was not available.

After releasing the album Twenty Four Seven in 1999, at age 60 and touring to promote it, Turner announced his retirement. It didn’t last long. In 2008, after performing with Beyoncé at the Grammys, he embarked on an international tour to commemorate his 50th year in the music world.

A few years later she announced her retirement again, but remained active in other ways. In 2018 she published My Love Story , her second memoir.

She and Bach were executive producers of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical , a stage show based on her life and incorporating many of her hits, which premiered in London in 2018 and in Hamburg and on Broadway in 2019; Turner worked with the show’s choreographer and shared many of her anecdotes with her writers.

Although reviews were mixed, the musical earned 12 Tony Award nominations; Adrienne Warren, who starred as Turner, won best leading actress. “In a performance that’s part possession, part training, and part wig,” wrote Jesse Green in a review for the Times, “Adrienne Warren shakes the rafters and dissolves your doubts about anyone who dares to step onto the heels of the diva”.

The show closed after four months due to the pandemic shutdown, reopening in October 2021 before closing again a year later and embarking on a US tour.

Through it all, Turner’s music endured.

“My music doesn’t sound old-fashioned; is still strong,” she declared to The Daily Mail in 2008. “Like me.”

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