R.I.P. Ike...

The Luigi Nono of R&B has left the goddamned building...

Ike Turner Dies in San Diego at Age 76



Both genius and fiend, Turner blazed a tumultuous trail.

He was an incredible bassist, songwriter, and arranger, and would have been well served by intensive regimens of anger management therapy...

Farewell, mad dog madman!

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TS

Comments

Bill said…
Ike deserves canonization simply for his role as Otis Rush's foil on OR's Cobra recordings - the weird whammy wheezes on "Double Trouble" ... indeed, and without which - whither Robert Quine? A troubled individual to be certain, but not the dehumanized monster popularly depicted.

i chuckled at your Nono comparison, but i don't get it exactly - can you elaborate?

best,
bill
ommyth said…
Hello Bill,

Sure - just as Maestro Nono wed outre compositional motifs to profoundly evocative themes, so too did Mr. Turner display an often astonishing command of form and a similar commitment to brazen, deeply emotional tableaux.

Thanks for taking the time to write!

Best,

TS

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