Ike & Tina Turner. Nutbush City Limits / Help Him

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Nutbush City Limits is a semi-autobiographical song written and recorded by Tina Turner in which she commemorates her hometown of Nutbush, Tennessee. United Artists released this 45 rpm record in June 1973, shortly before her separation from then-husband and musical partner Ike Turner. Nutbush City Limits was the last hit single the duo would produce together.

In the years since, Nutbush City Limits has been performed by a number of other artists and Tina Turner herself has re-recorded several different versions of the song.

As an unincorporated rural community, Nutbush does not have official city limits, rather, its general boundaries are described by signs reading "Nutbush—Unincorporated".

The first recording of "Nutbush City Limits" was produced by Ike Turner in his Bolic Sound Studio in Inglewood, California. This version of the song is characterized by inventive guitar sounds, a clavinet, a substantial synthesizer solo, and a funky brass section.

The song later appeared on their album of the same title, released November 1973, and proved to be the duo's final significant chart hit, reaching #11 on Billboard Hot Soul Singles, #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

This record is in very good condition but has small initials on both sides of the record.