From the cotton fields of Nutbush, Tennessee to the hills of Zurich, Tina Turner is one of the most inspirational success stories in rock music history. In this episode of FM to MTV, Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Mike Joseph discuss her journey and the music she made along the way.
Much of this podcast discussion is framed around the recent HBO documentary Tina! (it's a must watch), and in addition to the topics covered in the documentary, the panel discusses the genre ambiguity of Tina's '80s and '90s hits, the insurmountable odds against which her success took place, childhood impressions of Tina, some interesting choices in song selection and duet partners (hello Barry White!) and an incident in which she shot a member of the Jackson family. And as usual, the episode is supported by a Spotify playlist containing some of Tina's best music.