Tina Turner's Amazing Version Of “Missing You”
A Popular 'Mood Song” From The 1980s, Tina Turner takes pleasantly hypnotic, repeatedly riffed “elevator tune” music (I never cared for the original) and turns it into a kickin', fire-breathing dragon with a torn-up heart. Her performance of this song is stunning and spellbinding. It has so much power, so much slightly-supressed raw soul [with an amazing, pumping bass line in the back as well as pounding, throbbing drums offset against a backing of a full orchestra], I knocked me out when I first heard it. And like the thought of first love, it still knocks me out. I cannot hear enough of it. Play it loud with your bass booster up. And no worries – the signature guitar riffs stills shines as it cuts through the rich orchestration like a razor though a wedding cake...
I also wanted to dedicate this song to all of the people in my life who brought music to me, including (but not necessarily limited to, if my memory serves) Jay Goldberg, Debra Doff Horn, Joyce Becker Match, Gary L. Alexander, Michele Dagavarian Miller, Christine M. Knapp, Neil Grover, Rachael Adelson, Sharron Boecke, Danielle Kent, Robin Ellen Cohen, Patty Antone, Warren Green, David Ben Bernard, Ray Shattenkirk, Elizabeth A. Davis and my sister, Diane A. Castle-Feuer, who used to boogie around the house when we were children.
Thank you all. Now either click on the link or on the YouTube video player to listen to this amazing work of art -- the video is quite engaging as well. Enjoy this: