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A Black Man's Soul

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Released  Early 1969
Length  33:00
Producer  Ike & Tina Turner
Genre  Funk
Recorded  1969
Release date  1969
Label  Pompeii Records
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Artists  Ike Turner, Kings of Rhythm
Funk albums  Delilah's Power, There's a Riot Goin' On, Mothership Connection, One Nation Under a Groove, Maggot Brain

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A Black Man's Soul is an instrumental funk and soul album released by Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm in 1969 on Pompeii Records. The album was recorded while Turner was touring with then-wife Tina Turner during his free time. A Black Man's Soul exposed a side of Turner's music not as popular with his audiences of the time. While Turner's more popular tracks like "Proud Mary" relied heavily on vocal harmonies and popular soul influences, these tracks reflected a more traditional and simple funk popularized by acts such as Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Baby Huey, The Bar-Kays and Brother Jack McDuff, among others.


Track listing

Side one

  1. "Thinking Black"
  2. "Black Beauty"
  3. "Ghetto Funk"
  4. "Blacks' Alley" (Oliver Sain)
  5. "Black Angel" (Oliver Sain)
  6. "Getting Nasty"

Side two

  1. "Funky Mule" (Marvin Holmes)
  2. "Philly Dog" (Marvin Holmes)
  3. "Scotty Souling"
  4. "Up Hard" (A. Miller)
  5. "Nuttin' Up"
  6. "Freedom Sound"


  • Guitar – Jesse Knight
  • Trumpet – Mack Johnson
  • Guitar – Ike Turner
  • Percussion – Teasky Tribble
  • Piano – Fred Sample, Ike Turner, Billy Preston
  • Saxophone – Washee
  • Trombone – Jesse Heron
  • Vocals – Tina Turner
  • In popular culture

  • Los Angeles hip-hop group Jurassic 5 sampled part of the verse of "Getting Nasty" in the track Concrete Schoolyard on their Jurassic 5 EP
  • Songs

    1Thinking Black2:40
    2Black Beauty2:27
    3Ghetto Funk2:30


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