The Ikettes

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtrack
Tags: soul 60s 60s girls female vocalists rhythm and blues r and b girls Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This female R&B trio was formed by Ike Turner as part of his revue and was used for chorusing. Throughout the 60s and 70s, there were several line-ups of Ikettes, each of which provided a stunning visual and aural complement on stage to the performances of Ike And Tina Turner. Ike Turner occasionally recorded the group, with results that emphasized their tough, soulful R&B sound, much like his work with Tina. The original group was formed from the Artettes - Robbie Montgomery, Frances Hodges and Sandra Harding - who were the backing vocalists for the St. Louis singer Art Lassiter. They provided the chorus sound to Ike And Tina Turner’s first hit, ‘A Fool In Love.’ On the first recordings of the Ikettes in 1962, the group consisted of Delores Johnson (lead), Eloise Hester and ‘Joshie’ Jo Armstead (Josephine Armstead, 8 October 1944, Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA). They recorded the hit ‘I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)’...

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