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The Nutbush Dance

Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits Live 1996

Tina Turner isn’t really recognized for being a songwriter but, if it was her style, she could easily brag about writing one of the most epic Rock’N’Roll song in music history putting her hometown of Nutbush on the map. Recorded at Bolic Sound and released in June 1973 the song would be one of the last success of Ike & Tina. Since then, it has been covered by memorable rockers, inspired a dance routine in Australia, and the lil old town in Tennessee that never left the setlist of Tina’s concerts still attracts today fans from around the globe.

Back in 1980,  Australian Rock band AC/DC was looking for new leading singer, Brian Johnson auditioned for the band in London playing ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and ‘Nutbush City Limits’. If comparison with Mick Jagger are legions, looking at live performances of Brian Johnson, the way he moves and sings, you can’t help thinking about notable influences from Tina once again but once again, they were never really mentioned. Anyway they hired him as their lead singer and history was made!

American Rock legend Bob Seger also made Nutbush his own and performed the song for many years during his live shows. On May 30th 1976 , Bob Seger’s covered version of “Nutbush City Limits” entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; the following week it would be at #73, then on its 3rd and 4th week on the chart at moved to #69, that would be its peak position on the Top 100 and its 4th week on the chart was its last.

Australia, birth country of Tina’s longtime manager and friend Roger Davies has always been very good and faithful to the Queen of Rock. From tours during the ‘Pre -Private Dancer Era’ to massive concerts and promo for the National Rugby League, the Aussies have always showed tremendous excitement for Tina. And they still do today through what is known there as the ‘Nutbush Dance’! The dance is inspired by Tina’s famous dance steps and is a dance categorized as a line dance. The steps are fairly simple, such that one who does not know them can generally pick them up by watching other dancers. A key in the song and dance being a popular combination is that the song has a moderately long introduction before the strong dance beat starts, which allows people who are sitting down to get up and to the dance floor and for all dancers to assemble themselves in a grid!

Remember that time when G20 police officers in Brisbane, Australia accepted ‘The Nutbush’ dance challenge and bust out some impressive moves in unison with Tina’s classic blaring in the background?

Two years ago, on November 29th 2015,  in Horsham City, Australia,  254 people set a new World Record for ‘Nutbush Dance’,  dancing for over 5 minutes and 15 seconds , the youngest dancer was six, the oldest ninety years of age!

Every last weekend of September, Tina Turner Heritage Days are held in Nutbush at the Delta Heritage Center where the TINA Museum stands proudly. Wouldn’t it be great to see the ultimate ‘Nutbush Dance’ happening there?! That would sure look amazing to see coming in the future and until then the last words are for Tina (‘as usual’) with this news upload from 1996 of the Queen energizing performance of Nutbush City Limits in Frankfurt, Germany including an entertaining, must see, sing along with (some longtime) fans! Enjoy!

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The Making Of 24/7


2014 marks the 15th Anniversary of Tina Turner last (!) studio album issued in November 1999.  While fans worldwide are looking for a new release, today, we take you behind the scenes of the production and recordings of  Twenty Four Seven. Enjoy!

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by | March 22, 2014 · 7:23 pm

7 TINA songs that’ll make you remember your broken heart

Tina Turner 2009

Times are good or bad, happy or sad. As Tina Turner would say, the aim of her music is ‘to uplift, to get people going’. However, her songs will always remain rooted in the tear-drenched soil of blues music. Tina as no other knows how to express a broken heart, how to fall to your knees and beg and plead. So, open a ‘bottle of red’, have tissues within arm’s reach, because these seven Tina performances will for sure make you remember your broken heart, your failed relationship or that unanswered love. Happy crying!

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May 5, 2009 : TINA’s final curtain call

Tina Turner - Sheffield, UK - May 5, 2009 (14)

Today marks the fourth anniversary of Tina Turner‘s last concert ever – May 5, 2009 in Sheffield, England. The show marked the end of her 6-month, 90-date, 50th Anniversary Tour. The tour was Tina’s first tour in 8 years, and saw her playing in sold-out arenas across Europe and North America. The last show featured some very special moments, in this post recalled by some fans who were fortunate to have attended this historical evening.

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TINA: Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (Peace Mantra)

A special post today with this ‘homemade’ montage  created for the mantra “Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu”, recited by Tina Turner.
This is one of the most powerful mantra issued from the new album “Children Beyond”.  Extracts from the “Children Beyond” documentary directed by Xaver Walser have been used to create the clip.

Mantra: 

Om Om Om
Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Poornam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Origin: Hindhuism
Language: Sanskrit

Meaning:

“May well-being, peace, wholeness and tranquility, happiness and prosperity be achieved by all”.

Sing it for peace of all sensitive beings, for calmness and harmony

Video: Xaver Walser
Music: Regula Curti & Roland Frey
Video-Clip Editing: Benjamin Degrese

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For all the above videos:

Video: Xaver Walser
Music: Regula Curti & Roland Frey
Video-Cip Editing: Benjamin Degrese

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June 6, 1990: New Sensation live in Oldenburg, Germany

Tina Turner - live Foreign Affair tour - 1990

Tina covering a song by INXS, live in Oldenburg, Germany on June 6, 1990 during her Foreign Affair World Tour.

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April 11, 2009: Tina performs in Dublin, Ireland

2 years ago today, Tina Turner performed the final 2 shows in Dublin, Ireland. She already played 2 shows at the same venue in March. All four shows were sold out in record time. Surely, one of the best gigs of the tour. Tina and the band were in a great mood. Originally planned to be the final shows of the tour, Tina, band and crew celebrated a tour closing party at the Guinness brewery. The audience was singing along to all of the songs, and the venue, an amphitheater, made sure everybody was close to the stage, making these the most intimate concerts of the tour. All in all, a great experience! Below you’ll find a selection of almost 200 photos, taken by Sjef during the concerts on April 11 and 12.

Tina Turner - The O2, Dublin - April 12, 2009 - ticket

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Honky Tonk Woman: Tina Turner opening for the Rolling Stones in 1981

The Rolling Stones had a great influence on Tina Turner’s career. Tina was influenced by their music and covered their songs throughout her career (Honky Tonk Woman, Jumping Jack Flash, It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll, Out Of Time). Moreover, she was impressed by their capability to sell out arena’s and stadiums all over the world.

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