Ike Turner's "A Black Man's Soul" features the opening track "Thinking Black," which is the theme music to KPCC's Off-Ramp.
We get questions from listeners just about every week and by far the most common one we get is: what’s your theme song?
It’s called “Thinking Black,” an instrumental by Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm:
It’s the opening track to Ike’s 1969 album "A Black Man’s Soul" and was produced by Ike and his wife at the time, Tina Turner. The couple wouldn’t split up for another 7 years. The divorce wasn't finalized until 1978.
This song is a pretty distinct departure from "River Deep — Mountain High."
A couple years ago we got an email from a member of the San Francisco funk band Monophonics. They’d recorded their own version:
Do you know anyone else who’s recorded a version of our theme song? Let us know in the comments!