1993 - Proud Mary 7 Inch Single

"Proud Mary" is an US promotion single from Tina Turner's album "What’s Love Got To Do With It?". The original song is a rocksong from Creedence Clearwater Revival and was written by John Fogerty.

"Proud Mary" was officially recorded in 1970 with her former husband Ike. Tina was crazy about this song and when Ike switched to another recording studio they got the opportunity to record "Proud Mary", but in that time the separation between black and white wasn’t completely over. Ike & Tina had to make a white rockpop song into a black soul, funky rock song. However it worked when Ike and Soko Richardson produced the song. Beginning nice and easy, and the finish nice and…. ROUGH. Ike & Tina succeeded in 1971, and the song was an instant hit all over the world. They won a Grammy and won Golden Records with it.

For Tina the song "Proud Mary" was all about freedom. She finally slipped away from Ike. Step by step. She was taking control over the stage, and improvised for the first time during the live performances of "Proud Mary". Tina’s "Proud Mary" version has never left the show after 1970.



Although Tina felt free with the song, the song is about multiple subjects and it starts with a washerwoman called Mary, who does hard labour to please her man. It seems she hitches a ride on a boat, and find happiness in her new destination. Well if we compare the song to Tina’s life, we think there’s a connection in a certain way.

As we’ve said before, "Proud Mary" has never left Tina’s side. She performed it millions of times over the years. On tv shows and on almost all of her concerts between 1970-2009. It was the moment in her show where everybody was waiting for. And Tina’s reaction was "I’ll give it to ya". Pure energy would fly of Tina with her classic dance routines and all time favourite fun intro.



In 1993, Tina re-recorded "Proud Mary" for the Biopic movie "What’s love got to do with it?" And her soundtrack album which has the same title. In the movie we see Ike & Tina opening for The Rolling Stones which Ike & Tina opened for, until the moment Ike & Tina became the headliners themselves. Tina didn’t official release this version of "Proud Mary", but it was used to promote the new version on radio’s and for dj’s. As for now we know that there are 7" singles of this song and cd singles, but those are very limited.

Tina didn’t shoot a video for it, they’ve used an edited version which was shot in San Bernadino in 1993.



The B-side is "Proud Mary" (Album Version).

Track Listing
"Proud Mary" (Edit Live Version)
Proud Mary

Album: Workin' Together - Ike and Tina Turner (originally from John Fogerty) - 1971

Y' know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there's just one thing
You see we never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
So we're gonna take the beginning of this song
And do it easy
Then we're gonna do the finish rough
This is the way we do "Proud Mary"

And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the river
Listen to the story
I left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen
Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

If you come down to the river
I bet you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry if you got no money
People on the river are happy to give

- 4.30 min.
"Proud Mary" (Album Version) - 5.27 min.

Released: 1993
Genre: Soul , Funk , Pop , Rock
Length: 4.32 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Proud Mary" (Live Edit) - J. Fogerty
"Proud Mary" (Album Version) - J. Fogerty
Producers: Chris Lord Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

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1986 - Capitol Sampler Disc - Promo CD Single
1986 - Tearing Us Apart - 7" Promo Single - Spain
1986 - Girls - 12" Promo Single - Israel
1986 - Overnight Sensation - 7" Promo Single - Spain
1988 - Help - 7" Promo Single - Japan
1988 - Two People - Ben Liebrand Remix - 3" Promo CD Single
1988 - Best of 15 Tracks - Promo CD - Japan
1988 - More Live! - Promo CD - Japan
1989 - 4 Track Foreign Affair - Promo Samples Cassette - USA
1989 - Undercover Agent For The Blues - Promo CD Single - USA
1990 - Look Me In The Heart - 7" Promo Single - France
1993 - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Promo CD Single - France
1993 - Why Must We Wait Until Tonight? - Promo CD Single - Spain
1993 - Proud Mary - Promo CD Single - USA
1994 - It’s Only Love - 3" Promo CD Single - France
2003 - What You See Is What You Want - Unofficial Promo CD - Japan
2004 - All The Best - Interview Promo CD
2004 - Complicated Disaster - Promo CD Single