1993 - Proud Mary 7 Inch Single

"Proud Mary" is an US promotion single from Tina Turner's album "What’s Love Got To Do With It?". The original song is a rocksong from Creedence Clearwater Revival and was written by John Fogerty.

"Proud Mary" was officially recorded in 1970 with her former husband Ike. Tina was crazy about this song and when Ike switched to another recording studio they got the opportunity to record "Proud Mary", but in that time the separation between black and white wasn’t completely over. Ike & Tina had to make a white rockpop song into a black soul, funky rock song. However it worked when Ike and Soko Richardson produced the song. Beginning nice and easy, and the finish nice and…. ROUGH. Ike & Tina succeeded in 1971, and the song was an instant hit all over the world. They won a Grammy and won Golden Records with it.

For Tina the song "Proud Mary" was all about freedom. She finally slipped away from Ike. Step by step. She was taking control over the stage, and improvised for the first time during the live performances of "Proud Mary". Tina’s "Proud Mary" version has never left the show after 1970.

 

 

Although Tina felt free with the song, the song is about multiple subjects and it starts with a washerwoman called Mary, who does hard labour to please her man. It seems she hitches a ride on a boat, and find happiness in her new destination. Well if we compare the song to Tina’s life, we think there’s a connection in a certain way.

As we’ve said before, "Proud Mary" has never left Tina’s side. She performed it millions of times over the years. On tv shows and on almost all of her concerts between 1970-2009. It was the moment in her show where everybody was waiting for. And Tina’s reaction was "I’ll give it to ya". Pure energy would fly of Tina with her classic dance routines and all time favourite fun intro.

 

 

In 1993, Tina re-recorded "Proud Mary" for the Biopic movie "What’s love got to do with it?" And her soundtrack album which has the same title. In the movie we see Ike & Tina opening for The Rolling Stones which Ike & Tina opened for, until the moment Ike & Tina became the headliners themselves. Tina didn’t official release this version of "Proud Mary", but it was used to promote the new version on radio’s and for dj’s. As for now we know that there are 7" singles of this song and cd singles, but those are very limited.

Tina didn’t shoot a video for it, they’ve used an edited version which was shot in San Bernadino in 1993.

 

 


The B-side is "Proud Mary" (Album Version).

Track Listing
"Proud Mary" (Edit Live Version)
Proud Mary

Album: Workin' Together - Ike and Tina Turner (originally from John Fogerty) - 1971

Y' know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there's just one thing
You see we never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
So we're gonna take the beginning of this song
And do it easy
Then we're gonna do the finish rough
This is the way we do "Proud Mary"

And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the river
Listen to the story
I left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen
Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

If you come down to the river
I bet you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry if you got no money
People on the river are happy to give

- 4.30 min.
"Proud Mary" (Album Version) - 5.27 min.


Released: 1993
Genre: Soul , Funk , Pop , Rock
Length: 4.32 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Proud Mary" (Live Edit) - J. Fogerty
"Proud Mary" (Album Version) - J. Fogerty
Producers: Chris Lord Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies

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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