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“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
(left a good job down in the city)

You see we never ever do nothing
(working for the man)
nice and easy
(every night and day)
we always do it nice and rough
(but I never lost one minute of sleeping)
so we’re gonna take the beginning of this song
(now I worry about the way the things)
and do it easy
(might have been)
then we’re gonna do the finish rough
(big wheels keep on turning)
this is the way we do “Proud Mary”
(Proud Mary keeps on burning)
(And we’re) rolling, rolling
rolling on the river
Listen to the story now

I left a good job in the city
(down in the city)
working for the man every night and day
(ing for the man every night and day)
and I never lost one minute of sleeping
(but I never lost one minute of slee–ping)
worrying ‘bout the way things might have been
(now i worry about the way
the things might have been)

(You know that)
big wheel keep on turning
oh the proud mary keep on burning
and we’re rolling, rolling
(rolling) (rolling)
rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
(You know, pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans)
(I pumper the lot of tane down in New Orleans)
but I never saw all the good side of the city
until I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen

(You know that)
big wheel keep on turning
oh the proud mary keep on burning
– And we’re rolling, rolling yeah
(rolling), (rolling)
rolling on the river
(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

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud mary keep on burning
and we’re rolling, rolling
rolling on the river”.

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Ike & Tina Turner, Proud Mary – 4:48
(John Fogerty)
Album: Workin’ together (1971)

Cover dell’omonimo brano dei Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969).

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Citazioni.

“Nel 1971 fu registrata da Ike & Tina Turner una versione cover che differiva notevolmente dalla struttura dell’originale, ma che è tutt’oggi ben conosciuta ed è diventata una delle canzoni più riconoscibili cantate da Tina Turner. Questa cover è la più famosa. Sostanzialmente riarrangiata da Soko Richardson e Ike Turner, con un’apertura parlata, appassionata, e lenta introdotta da Turner, raggiunse il 4º posto nelle classifiche pop nel 1971″.

(Wikipedia, voce Proud Mary)

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Ike & Tina Turner first covered “Proud Mary” in 1970. This version was released as a single from their Workin’ Together album and the song differed greatly from the structure of the original, but is also well known and has become one of Tina Turner‘s most recognizable signature songs. The Turners’ version was substantially rearranged by Soko Richardson and Ike Turner. The song started off with a slow, sultry soulful tone in which Tina introduced the song and warned the audience that she and the band were gonna start it off “nice and easy” as “we never do nothing nice and easy” but said they would finish it “nice and rough”. After the lyrics are first sung softly by the Turners, the song is then turned into a funk rock vamp with Tina and the Ikettes delivering gospel-influenced vocals. It reached #4 on the pop charts on March 27, 1971, two years to the week after Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s version was at its peak, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group in 1972.
In the Tina Turner biopic, What’s Love Got to Do with It, the song is performed in a timeline of events in Ike and Tina’s career in which the couple are transformed from an opening act to The Rolling Stones to a major headlining act by the mid-1970s. However, the film took significant liberties with that timeline; for instance, the film has the group performing the song in 1968 when they reportedly opened for The Stones in the UK, the Turners first opened for them in the UK in 1966 and opened for them again in 1969; by that time, the song wasn’t in their set list. Following the original version’s release and its success, Ike and Tina included the song in their live act and first performed a version of the song on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was also performed in 1971 (the year of the Turners’ version’s release) and 1974. The Turners performed the song on Soul Train on April 22, 1972.
In 1988, a live solo version was included on the album Tina Live in Europe. Tina Turner later re-recorded the song in the studio for the biopic’s 1993 soundtrack album of the same name. This version was released as a promotional single issued to radio stations and DJs. Tina’s solo version was later included on her 2004 greatest hits album All the Best. After a contestant’s performance of the song on The X Factor in 2010, this version entered the UK Singles Chart at #62 and fell to #121 the next week, it also entered the Scottish Singles Chart at #40. Another live version was released in 2009 on the Tina Live album. It was recorded on March 21, 2009 in Arnhem, Netherlands as part of Turner’s 50th Anniversary Tour. The song has now become a staple in all of Tina’s live shows, including live duet versions with Beyoncé and Cher“.

(Wikipedia, voce Proud Mary)

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