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Ike Turner: Blues Roots

Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, 31 August 1972

PEOPLE ALWAYS ask why Ike Turner is content to stand in the background, playing those fine guitar riffs to an audience totally oblivious to him while Tina is onstage. So how cum he never steps forward to lay down a little of his stuff? Probably because he's a good businessman, he knows the people are there to see Tina and that's what he gives 'em. But a solo album from Ike has been overdue, and now it's here.

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