Monday, May 29, 2023

Memo from Turner

Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together

I'm wrapping up May with the obvious Memorial Day remembrance.

She passed at 83 last week, leaving this world even more bereft of talent and excitement than it was previously. Which is really saying something.

I don't have to tell you about her. If you don't already know, there's nothing I could say to tell her story in a single blog post.

Something I didn't know was that when she escaped the terrors of Ike, she was taken in by fellow Buddhist Wayne Shorter, who gave her a place from which to rebuild her career.

I'd say his rehabilitation project worked wonders.

Once away from the abusive scourge of her ex, she ramped up into the 1980s and ended up ruling the decade, with hit after hit after hit.

One of the most electrifying performers that will ever do it, it's an understatement of epic proportions to say that the void left by the passing of Tina Turner is as large a chasm as any that could be.

I never got to see her in person, but anyone I know who did never forgot what they saw.

I'll bet no one who was in Wembley Stadium in London forgot about what they saw when Tina Turner packed the place in 1996, either.

Tina Turner
Wembley Stadium
London, UK

01 Whatever You Want
02 Do What You Do
03 River Deep, Mountain High
04 Missing You
05 In Your Wildest Dreams
06 Golden Eye
07 Private Dancer
08 We Don't Need Another Hero
09 Let's Stay Together
10 I Can't Stand the Rain
11 Undercover Agent for the Blues
12 Steamy Windows

01 Better Be Good to Me
02 Addicted to Love
03 The Best
04 What's Love Got to Do with It?
05 band introductions
06 Proud Mary
07 Nutbush City Limits
08 On Silent Wings

Total time: 1:53:48

Tina Turner - vocals
Jack Bruno - drums
Bob Feit - bass
John Miles - guitars, harmonica & vocals
James Ralston - guitars & vocals
Timmy Cappello - saxophones, keyboards, percussion & vocals
Kenny Moore - keyboards & vocals
Ollie Marland - keyboards & vocals
Karen Owens, Sharon Owens, Cynthia Davila & Keith Bradley - vocals

master cassette capture, by Soledriver, of the original BBC1 broadcast
remastered -- with the first 30 seconds (and the very end) of the show restored 
from the boot CD "Wildest Dreams World Tour '96," label unknown -- by EN, May 2023
755 MB FLAC/direct link

So that's May. I was planning on this big thing to start June, but got lazy so that may have to wait, we'll see.

But do get your ears around this 2-hour sensory assault, and don't forget the stuff we made to commemorate Tina Turner's incredible run! Shake a tail feather!--J.

11.26.1939 - 5.24.2023

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