Saturday, 11 February 2017

The Ikettes - Soul The Hits (Great Soul US 1964)


Size: 144 MB
Bitrate: 256
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Source: Japan 24-Bit Remaster

A great record from the Ikettes! It only takes one listen to this album to realize how much better this trio was than most of the other "girl" groups around at the time -- working with a depth and tightness that's way more than simple girl pop -- and which shows their close ties to the Ike Turner empire! The voices of all three singers are wonderful, and many of the tunes have the same sort of energy as the best grooves of the time from Ike & Tina -- upbeat and snapping, and almost with a trace of Northern Soul at times -- but a grittier undercurrent at others. Tracks include the super "Peaches 'N Cream", "Sally Go Round The Roses", "I'm So Thankful", "Lonely For You", and "Not That I Recall". 


This Japanese CD expands the original album tremendously -- from 12 tracks to 29 with the addition of lots more singles and material issued by some group members as solo artists. Bonus tracks include "How Come", "Your Love Is Mine", "Sha La La", "You're Trying To Make Me Lose My Mind", and "Fine Fine Fine" by The Ikettes -- plus "I'm Leaving You", "You're Still My Baby", "Give Me A Chance", and "Through With You" by Venetta Fields; "Blue With A Broken Heart" by Flora Williams; and "Easy Living" by Dee Dee Johnson.

01.I'M SO THANKFUL [3:10]
02.DA DOO RON RON [2:27]
03.CAMEL WALK [2:39]
04.CAN'T SIT DOWN 'COS I FEEL SO GOOD [2:21]
05.(NEVER MORE) LONELY FOR YOU [2:21]
06.NOT THAT I RECALL [2:05]
07.PEACHES 'N' CREAM [2:31]
08.SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES [2:38]
09.DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ME [3:01]
10.FINE,FINE,FINE [2:36]
11.NOBODY LOVES ME [2:45]
12.IT'S BEEN SO LONG [3:12]

13.CAMEL WALK [2:39] (Bonus)
14.THE BIGGEST PLAYERS [1:41] (Bonus)
15.HOW COME [1:57] (Bonus)
16.BLUE WITH A BROKEN HEART (aka BLUE ON BLUE) [2:57) (Bonus)
17.YOU'RE STILL MY BABY [3:36] (Bonus)
18.I'M LEAVING YOU [3:00] (Bonus)
19.THROUGH WITH YOU [3:26] (Bonus)
20.GIVE ME A CHANCE (TRY ME) [2:29] (Bonus)
21.CHEATER [2:22] (Bonus)
22.YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE ME LOST MY MIND [2:12] (Bonus)
23.YOUR LOVE IS MINE [2:21] (Bonus)
24.YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO [2:53] (Bonus)
25.THE LOCO-MOTION [2:20] (Bonus)
26.SHA LA LA [2:54] (Bonus)
27.CAMEL WALK [2:33] (Bonus)
28.(NEVER MORE) LONELY FOR YOU [2:20] (Bonus)
29.EASY LIVING (aka LIVING FOR YOU) [2:11] (Bonus)

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2 comments:

richsoul said...

Thank you for taking the time. Look forward to listening to this lp. Thank you.

Roffe said...

Thanks for these three LPs related to Ike & Tina & Ikettes