1988 - Nutbush City Limits (Live) 7 Inch Single

"Nutbush City Limits" (Live version) is a single from Tina Turner's album "Tina Live In Europe".
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 funk soul song and was actually the last big hit for Ike & Tina.



The song is a tribute to her hometown Nutbush in Tennessee. In the song Tina describes the town and the weekly habits and behaviour of the people living there.
In 1988 Tina released a live rock version of "Nutbush City Limits". It was released as the leadsingle for the album "Tina Live In Europe" in 1988. They’ve used the live video version from the concert in Rio De Janeiro 1988, which broke worldwide all records. Tina performed for 184.000 fans in just 1 night. This video never made it to the originally released "Tina Live in Rio" 1988 on vhs or dvd. While this version did not manage to register much of an impact on any charts, the single is notable for being one of the very first by Turner to be released on compact disc, at that time a relatively new format, in addition to 7" and 3-track 12" vinyl editions.



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

The B-side of the 7" single was "Overnight Sensation" (Live version). "Overnight Sensation" is an up-tempo country rock song. The song is about a girl who has been around in the music for a long time. Working in small venues until she breakes out of the circuit and become a huge star. This song is autobiographical in comparison to Tina’s career. Tina started perform in the late 50’s, in rhythm and soul revues and honky tonk dresses. This version was taped and recorded in 1986 Camden Palace, London. This track can also be found on the "Tina Live In Europe" album.



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

- 3.37 min.
"Overnight Sensation"
Overnight Sensation

Album: Break every rule - 1986

Well, I guess I been a long time
Working in the back line
Trying to make a song fit
You know it never was mine
Two dollar high-heel and a honky tonk dress
In the rhythm and soul revues
I had a dream, I guess
Yes, yes

And I had to beat the stage fright
I had to cry all night
Tryin' to make a song fit
You know it never was right
I said, 'Girl, get up and get out of this mess
You're gonna be and overnight sensation
Be an overnight success'

And all through the badlands
Rockin' on the bandstands
It's so hard in the bar bands
When there's no one there who understands
And Lady Luck'll pass you by
And she'll never say, 'Yes
You're gonna be an overnight sensation
Gonna be an overnight success'

Well, I used to be a sweet little rock 'n' roll singer
Chasing after fortune and fame
What's your story? What's your payola?
Me, I'm in the music game

Well, I guess I've been a long time
Workin' in the backline
Tryin' to make a song fit
You know it never was mine
What can I tell you
I made a break I guess
Now I'm an overnight sensation
I'm an over overnight
I'm an over overnight success

- 3.57 min.

Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Length: 3.37 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Nutbush City Limits" – Tina Turner
"Overnight Sensation" - Mark Knopfler
Producer: John Hudson

Chart Positions
Germany (Official German Charts) - 45


Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

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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