T.J.Martin and Dan Lindsay brought Tina Turner’s story to life by directing a masterpiece named Tina. The movie is a documentary film, and it talks about the life of Tina Turner. Tina is an American- Swiss songwriter, singer, and actress. Tina has been rocking the world with her music since the 1960s. The movie helps us to know who she really was and talks about her achievements. The single “A Fool in Love” was out in July 1960 and converted an immediate hit, topping at No. 2 on the Hot R&B Sides table and No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Journalist Kurt Loder explained the track as “the blackest background to ever creep into the white pop charts since Ray Charles’s gospel-style ‘What’d I Say’ that preceding summer.”
Another single from the pair, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” joined No. 14 on the Top 100 and No. 2 on the R&B plan in 1961, making them a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Roll Performances. Unusual singles released between 1960 and 1962 involved the R&B hits “I Idolize You,” “Tra La La La La, and “Poor Fool.”
TINA: What To Expect
After the release of “A Fool in Love,” Ike formed the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which held the Kings of Rhythm and a girl group called the Ikettes backing Tina. He settled in the background as the bandleader. Ike put the complete revue through a rigorous sightseeing schedule across the United States, making 90 days straight in venues around the country. During the Chitlin Circuit days, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue created a reputation as “one of the most furious, most du, and potentially most dangerous of all R&B ensembles,” with its show matching that of the James Brown Revue in the duration of musical spectacle. Their profitable shows could perform in the presence of the desegregated public in southern clubs and hotels.
Between 1963 and 1965, the band constantly traveled and produced moderately successful R&B singles. Tina’s first credited single as a solo performer, “Too Many Ties That Bind”/”We Need an Agreement,” was released from Ike’s label Sonja Records in 1964. Ike and Tina, “You Can’t-Miss Nothing That You Nevermore Had, ” reached No. 29 on the Billboard R & R&B chart. After their ownership at Sue Records, the duo contracted with more than ten labels throughout the remainder of the decade, including Kent, Cenco, Pompeii, A&M, Tangerine, and Mint.
First Black Rock & Roll
In 1964, they contracted with Loma Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records, which Bob Krasnow ran. Krasnow shifted their manager shortly after they left Sue Records. On the Warner Bros. label, they produced their first charting record with Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show, topping at No. 1.
The movie seems very inspiring as she had the dream of becoming “First Black Rock & Roll.” She dreamt of surfing on the waves of racism, And she succeeded. As the trailer suggests, she had an abusive life; She chooses to make a song about it rather than crying over it.
Hell yeah, this is how TINA worked.
Ike & Tina
They both made an amazing duo. However, their relationship fell into the grave because of Ike’s cocaine addiction. In 1976, they headlined at the Waldorf Astoria New York and hired a tube deal with CBS-TV. Ike plans to transmit United Artists Records for a five-year contract with Cream Records for $150,000 per year. The deal was confirmed on July 5. On July 1, Ike and Tina traveled from Los Angeles to Dallas, where the revue had a gig at the Dallas Statler Hilton.
They got into a substantial altercation en route to the hotel. Shortly after landing at the hotel, Tina escaped from Ike and later sneaked at a friend’s house. She asked for a divorce on July 27, and it was settled on March 29, 1978. After their divorce, United Artists released two more studio albums credited to the duo, Delilah’s Power (1977) and Airwaves (1978).
The movie says after her divorce, she was left with nothing. Her money was gone, her house was gone, But she had her name with her. It is a very inspiring story of a woman who rises up from her ashes and is now inspiring many women worldwide.
TINA Release Date
The movie broke records by earning a 100% rating by Rotten Tomatoes, including 9.2 ratings by IMDb and 82% by Metacritic. Variety gave an amazing review about the movie by saying, “Tina” begins with footage of Tina from a stadium concert in the late ’80s, when she’s vocalizing “Ask Me How I Feel.”
The movie then takes us back to how she got lighted, pinning up with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957, when she was a calm, self-doubting 17-year-old called Annie Mae Bullock. She didn’t think she was attractive, and in many photographs, she looks pretty serious, and for a good reason. Both her parents disowned her, leaving a hole in her soul it took years to heal.
The tale of her rise with a great rock ‘n’ roll legend that is also, of course, a hidden horror, and what Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the directors of “Tina,” return to it is a wealth of archival footage — extraordinary achievement clips, home movies and photos that let us touch what her life with Ike the beast Svengali was like — that they’ve woven into an unforgettable audiovisual photomontage. At times, it’s so tight you don’t want to breathe. TINA will be releasing on 27th March 2021, on HBO max.