Ike & Tina Turner - Dust My Broom
Some time ago I posted a Howlin' Wolf performance of the blues standard "Dust My Broom." Today's selection revisits that classic, but with a different slant. Among the many label stops Ike and Tina Turner made during the '60s was a two-45 stint on Ray Charles' Tangerine label, for which they waxed "Dust My Broom" in 1966 (the same year, incidentally, that Wolf did the performance featured here). The stomping blues feel of Wolf's version is replaced here by a nice Northern Soul groove, Tina's usual good vocals and a great arrangement that inserts an Ikettes chorus between the verses. It's short and sweet, and truly deserving to be included in the "Northern Soul Top 500," and the CD set of the same name.