Trouble Up The Road started as a song called You’ve Got To Lose. It was written by Ike Turner and recorded by him and his Kings Of Rhythm in 1958 for Cobra Records, but never released. In 1961, between takes at an Ike & Tina recording session, Jackie Brensten, who sang on the original, had another crack at it. This time his vocals had added agitation, the guitar riff was extra electric, the beat more persistent, and the whole arrangement was a lot heavier – the result is this masterpiece.