1991 - Nutbush City Limits 7 Inch Single

"Nutbush City Limits 90’s version" is a single from Tina Turner's compilation album "Simply The Best".
"Nutbush City Limits" is about Nutbush, the town in which Tina grew up.

The original song was released in 1973 for the album "Nutbush City Limits" with her former husband Ike who produced the song. Tina herself wrote this song and composed it as well. The song is a funky soul song and was actually the last big hit for Ike & Tina.

In 1988 Tina released a live rock version of Nutbush City Limits. It was released as a single for the album "Tina Live In Europe" back in 1988. They’ve used the live version from the concert in Rio 1988, which broke worldwide all records, and also used the live video for promotion of the single. This video never made it to the originally released Tina "Live in Rio" 1988 on vhs or dvd.

Tina re-recorded "Nutbush City Limits" again for her 1991 compilation album "Simply The Best". This version is different from all her Nutbush versions. At first Tina was just re-recording her old classic hit another way. Tina wanted her own song not to be out of date, but up to date and after her vocal session, they made the "Nutbush City Limits ’91" version. However, they’ve decided to use the vocals and mix it with (euro)dance-style and "Nutbush City Limits" the 90’s version was born. Chris Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell did this amazing job. This version made it to the compilation album "Simply The Best" and became the first single in 1991.

As far as we know Tina didn’t perform this 90’s version in tv shows or live concerts. Tina did make an official video for this new Nutbush version. The video shows of course her hometown Nutbush, old footage of Tina herself, but also the new look of Tina with short hair.

 

 

The single was released in different formats. 7" single, 12" single, cd single, cassette single and a vhs video single.

The B-side of the 7" single was The Best (Edit version).

 

 

There are also limited Promo releases with several Remixes of "Nutbush City Limits".
The names of the remixes are:
"Nutbush City Limits (The 90s Version)" – 3.43 min.
"Nutbush City Limits ('91)" – 4.16 min.
"Nutbush City Limits (Nutbush Stad '91)" - 6.00 min.
"A Little Bit O 'Bush" – 5.01 min.

 

 

Track Listing
"Nutbush City Limits"
"Nutbush City Limits"

Single: Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner - 1973

A church house gin house
A school house outhouse
On highway number nineteen
The people keep the city clean

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

Twenty-five for speed limit
Motorcycle not allowed in it
You go to store on Friday

You go to church on Sunday

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

You go to the fields on weekdays
And have a picnic on Labor Day
You go to town on Saturday
And go to church every Sunday

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

No whiskey for sale
If you get drunk no bail
Salt pork and molasses
Is all you get in jail

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

A little old town in Tennessee
A quiet little old community
A one-horse town
You have to watch what you're putting down
In old Nutbush, oh Nutbush

- 3.43 min.
"The Best"
"The Best"

Album: Foreign Affair (originally from Bonnie Tyler) - 1989

I call you when I need you, my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

[Chorus:]
You're simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart
I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart
Baby, I would rather be dead

In your heart, I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I'm here in your arms
I could be in no better place

[Chorus]

Each time you leave me I start losing control
You're walking away with my heart and my soul
I can feel you even when I'm alone
Oh, baby, don't let go

[Chorus]

- 5.28 min.

Released: 1991
Genre: (euro) Dance, House , Synthpop
Length: 3.43 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Nutbush City Limits" – Tina Turner
"The Best" - B. Mike Chapman and Holly Knight
Producers: Chris Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell

Chart Positions
Australia (ARIA) - 16
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 (Flanders) - 12
Europe (Europe Hot 100 Singles) - 31
Germany (Official German Charts) - 25
Ireland (IRMA) - 12
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 11
The Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 11
New-Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) - 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 23

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 
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