. . . .AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: “RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH” (MAY, 1966)

 

I admire Tina Turner.

Her indomitable will to survive, and survive she has. She thrived, excelled, and overcame so much.

Here are two live versions of one of my favourites, “River Deep, Mountain High”:  Ike & Tina Turner – “River Deep, Mountain High” 1971 (including intro) and Tina Turner – “River Deep, Mountain High”, recorded live at Hippodrom, Sopot, Poland on August 15th 2000.. Unlike the studio version of this hit, these performances have  Ms. Turner wowing the audience.

The dancing onto the stage; the fashions; the wigs; Ike’s process (okay, the wig); those moves; the Ikettes.

The one and only Tina Turner!

Enjoy.

RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH

Sung by Tina Turner

Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich

When I was a little girl
I had a rag doll
Only doll I’ve ever owned
Now I love you just the way I loved that
rag doll
But only now my love has grown

And it gets stronger, in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher, day by day

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

When you were a young boy
Did you have a puppy
That always followed you around
Well I’m gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No I’ll never let you down

Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows
And it gets bigger baby, and heaven knows
And it gets sweeter baby, as it grows

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

I love you baby like a flower loves the
spring
And I love you baby just like Tina loves to
sing
And I love you baby like a school boy loves
his pet
And I love you baby, river deep mountain
high
Oh yeah you’ve gotta believe me
River Deep, Mountain High
Do I love you my oh my, oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

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