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Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep-Mountain High; Outta Season

Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, 17 May 1969

IKE AND TINA TURNER have been packing suitcases and riding buses for years, playing the Sportmen's Clubs and the Showcase Lounges, sometimes making it into the class rooms, occasionally breaking into the middle of the R&B charts, once or twice getting onto Billboard's Hot 100, moving from label to label, options not picked up, not well-known enough to get to black high school kids the way the Impressions and the Temptations do.

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