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The Roots of Ike Turner

Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, July 1972

IKE TURNER'S roots are blues roots. That's obvious, right? You hardly need some wise-ass young punk kid writer in good old PRM to lay that on you. You don't even really need the title of Ike's new album (which happens to be BLUES ROOTS) to make that clear. But that's the point of this brief essay: that Ike Turner has a new album (sans Tina, in a manner of speaking) and that it's not only called BLUES ROOTS, but it's about blues roots.

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