Day #32: Ike and Tina Turner – “I Wanna Take You Higher”
If ever there is a band I wish that I could have been alive to see in their prime, I think it would have been these guys — Tina Turner and her no good husband, Ike. Well, the whole ensemble, really. Because those guys knew how to really energize an audience. Plus, they were just cool as hell.
It wasn’t until YouTube came around and I got to watch these old performances that I noticed the apparent division of labor. The women sang and danced while the men played the instruments. I wonder if The Runaways (the girls who went electric) had any effect when they came around a few years later, because even Tina was plugging in by the 80s.
Anyways, my favorite sexists appear in this video, covering Sly & the Family Stone’s “I Wanna Take You Higher” on Soul Train.