Label :Pompeii Records Re-Label : Funky Delicacies 2004
First released in 1969, 'A Black Man's Soul' captured Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm at their funkiest. Armed with songs written by Turner, his St. Louis colleague Oliver Sain and more, Ike & His Kings combined R&B with funk, rock and gospel to create an album that shows off the wide spectrum of black music.
This release contains some of the finest and most sought-after examples of Ike Turner's funk artistry, including Grammy-nominated "Thinking Black" and DJ breakbeat jewel "Funky Mule."
1969 was a banner year for Ike & The Kings of Rhythm, as well as for Tina Turner. At the Grammy Awards, "Thinking Black" was nominated in the category of Best R&B Instrumental while Tina made the list of nominees for Best Female R&B Singer.
Included are all tracks from the original 1969 release, plus unreleased bonus tracks that offer a fine meal to any aficionado or an in-depth primer to those just discovering the globally reaching genius, funk, and soul of Ike Turner.