On May 24, 2023, Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner died aged 83. She was singer, author, dancer and actress, referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, began her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. In 1958, under the name Little Ann, she released her first record, “Boxtop”. In 1960, she debuted as Tina Turner with the duet single “A Fool in Love”. The duo Ike & Tina Turner became “one of the most formidable live acts in history”. In the 1980s, Turner made a great comeback, and in the decades that followed she sold over 100 million records worldwide, and became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She won twelve “Grammy Awards”, three “Grammy Hall of Fame” awards and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked her among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. She was twice inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. In 2005, she was recipient of the “Kennedy Center Honors” and “Women of the Year” award. As leader Tina Turner released nine albums.
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Jeffrey Deon Estus
On October 11, 2021, Jeffery Deon Estus died aged 65. He was musician (bass), singer and songwriter, member of collective Boogie Box High and band Switch, but was best known as the bass player of Wham. He recorded and performed with Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Elton John, Aaron Neville, Tina Turner, Frank Zappa, Annie Lennox, Edgar Winter and George Clinton. As leader Estus released one album.
On June 4, 2020, Rupert Neville Hine died aged 72. He was musician (various instruments), songwriter and record producer. As producer he worked with Kevin Ayers, Bob Geldof, Howard Jones, Saga, Thompson Twins, Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Chris de Burgh, Suzanne Vega and Rush. Under his real name, under the pseudo-band name Thinkman, and as a member of the band Quantum Jump, Hine released eleven albums.
On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.
On March 22, 1994, Daniel Earl Hartman died aged 43. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards), singer, songwriter and music producer. As songwriter, musician and producer he collaborated with many musicians and bands including The Edgar Winter Group, James Brown, the Plasmatics, Steve Winwood, Time Bandits, Paul King, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Holly Johnson, Take That, Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Tyler, Living in a Box and Paul Young. As leader Hartman released eight albums.
Leon Ndugu Chancler
On February 3, 2018, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was musician (drums, percussion), composer, music producer and university professor. He recorded and performed with numerous famous artists including Mile Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Harris, Patti LaBelle, John Lee Hooker, Donna Summer, George Benson, Robbie Robertson, Syreeta Wright, Hampton Hawes, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, George Duke, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, Joe Henderson, Lionel Richie, Cheryl Lynn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tina Turner, Patrice Rushen, Jennifer Holliday, Harold Land, Minnie Riperton, Azar Lawrence, Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Julian Priester, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock.
In May 1969.
In May 1969, “Pompeii Records” released “A Black Man’s Soul”, the third Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Ike Turner and Tina Turner.
- Ike Turner – guitar, piano
- Tina Turner – vocals
- Jesse Knight – guitar
- Mack Johnson – drums
- Tommy “Teasky” Tribble – percussion
- Fred Sample, Billy Preston – piano
- Washee – saxophone
- Jesse Heron – trombone
- Loring Eutemey – cover design
All tracks by Ike Turner; except where noted.
- Thinking Black
- Black Beauty
- Ghetto Funk
- Blacks’ Alley – Oliver Sain
- Black Angel – Oliver Sain
- Getting Nasty
- Funky Mule – Marvin Holmes
- Philly Dog – Rufus Thomas
- Scotty Souling
- Up Hard – Art Miller
- Nuttin’ Up
- Freedom Sound
On January 26, 2018.
On January 26, 2018, “J&R Adventures”, “Mascot Label Group” labels released “Black Coffee”, the third Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa covers album. It was recorded in August 2016, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.
- Joe Bonamassa– guitar
- Beth Hart– vocals
- Rob McNelley – rhythm guitar
- Michael Rhodes– bass guitar
- Anton Fig– drums, percussion
- Reese Wynans– keyboards
- Paulie Cerra – tenor and baritone saxophone
- Ron Dzuibla – tenor and baritone saxophone
- Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
- Jade Macreae – backing vocals
- Juanita Tippins – backing vocals
- Mahalia Barnes – backing vocals
- Rob Katz – engineer
- Bob Ludwig– mastering
- Jaramiah Rios – engineer assistance
- Kevin Luu – engineer assistance
- Lowell Reynolds – recording
- Ben Rodgers – recording
- Ron Dziubla – recording
- Roy Weisman – executive production
- Give It Everything You Got – Edgar Winter, Jerry LaCroix
- Damn Your Eyes – Barbara Wyrick, Stephen Bogard
- Black Coffee – Ike Turner, Tina Turner
- Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joseph Young
- Why Don’t You Do Right – Kansas Joe McCoy
- Saved – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Sitting on the Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon
- Joy – Lucinda Williams
- Soul on Fire – Ahmet Ertegun, Gerald Wexler, LaVern Baker
- Addicted – Eva Engel, Klaus Waldeck
On September 1, 1984.
On September 1, 1984, “EMI America” label released “Tonight”, the sixteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded May – June 1984, at “Le Studio” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by David Bowie, Derek Bramble and Hugh Padgham.
- David Bowie– vocals
- Derek Bramble – guitar; guitar synthesizer; bass guitar; synthesiser; backing vocals
- Carlos Alomar– guitars
- Omar Hakim– drums
- Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
- Guy St. Onge – marimba
- Sammy Figueroa– percussion
- Tina Turner– lead vocals
- Iggy Pop– backing
- Robin Clark, George Simms, Curtis King – backing vocals
The Borneo Horns
- Stanley Harrison– alto saxophone; tenor saxophone
- Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone; clarinet
- Steve Elson – baritone saxophone
- Arif Mardin– string arrangements; synthesisers
- Loving the Alien – David Bowie
- Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
- God Only Knows – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
- Tonight – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
- Neighborhood Threat – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
- Blue Jean – David Bowie
- Tumble and Twirl – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
- I Keep Forhettin – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Dancing With the Big Boys – David Bowie, Carlos Alomar
In August 1975.
In August 1975, “United Artists” label released “Acid Queen”, the second Tina Turner solo album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer and Ike Turner.
- Tina Turner– lead vocals
- Ike Turner– vocals, arranger
- Ray Parker Jr.– guitars
- Spencer Proffer – guitars, arranger
- Jerry Peters– keyboard instruments
- Clarence McDonald– keyboards
- Jeffrey Marmelzat – keyboards, arranger
- Henry Davis – bass guitar
- Ed Greene– drums
- Joe Clayton – congas
- Alan Lindgren – Arp, Moog synthesizer, string ensemble
- Under My Thumb – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
- Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
- Acid Queen – Pete Townshend
- I Can See for Miles – Pete Townshend
- Whole Lotta Love – John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
- Baby Get It On – Ike Turner
- Bootsy Whitelaw – Ike Turner
- Pick Me Tonight – Ike Turner
- Rockin’ and Rollin’ – Ike Turner