It wasn’t until they decided to reimagine the 1969 version by Creedence Clearwater Revival that their fortunes were reversed. This would be one of the most important records of their career and proved to be an amazing strategic move. Although, at this time, much of the covers occurred in reverse with mainstream rock groups like the Rolling Stones covering underground blues and soul classics, this would be Ike and Tina’s entree into the proverbial “big time”. Their version, released in 1970, would reach #4 on the pop charts (vs. #2 for CCR) and earn a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance in 1972.
Enjoy both versions below and let us know which you prefer.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary (original)
Ike and Tina Turner (remake)