|Genres:||R&B / Soul Soundtrack|
|Tags:||soul 60s 60s girls rhythm and blues female vocalists r and b 1960s girl groups 60s girl groups girl group sound girls girl pop|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
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 Turners 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 Im Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)...