Can’t Chance a Break UpSOMEBODY (NEEDS YOU) (Loma 1965 USA, Warner Bros UK)(Orig Darrell Banks)
Poor Fool – Sue 1965BEAUTY IS JUST SKIN DEEP – HMV 1965
Anything You Wasent Born WithPlease Please Please – Sue 1967
River Deep Mountain High – London 1966A Love Like Yours – LondonTell Her I’m Not Home – Warner Bros 1967Cussin, Cryin And Carrying On (1969)
“Somebody Somewhere Needs You” This is a great version of the original by Darrell Banks, but its “Dust My Broom” their version of the blues track, originally made by ELMORE JAMES that was a Soul hit. Kev Roberts puts this version of “Dust My Broom” at 111 on the Northern Soul Top 500.
All these great tracks listed here were played occasionally at the Soul clubs of Manchester but with the Twisted Wheel and Blue Note always doing so: plus a few of their more obscure ones and ‘B’ sides too. The ‘Wheel’ of course had them as a live act twice, long ago in the sixties before hardly any modern day Tina fan was born. These two places even played ‘Rocket 88’ in the full knowledge that that’s where Ike started out. The Ike and Tina Revue were fantastically popular with all the UK Mod scene from London to Manchester. With their backing band and the three Ikettes all on such a small stage as the ‘Wheel’s’ it was a close thing at times that they did not fall off, they rocked and danced and set the place alight.
Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) went to school with Alvin Cash.. Ike was born in 1931 in Clarksdale, MS; Tina was born in 1938 in Nutbush, TN. (Inside the City Limits!).
1959 in East St. Louis Ike’s Kings of Rhythm were top of the local R&B scene and Tina came along and got to sing with them. Ike was also the DJ on WROX Clarksdale. As Session musicians Ike’s band backed lots of Chess artists, and were ‘Jackie Branstons’ band.
They did a great live act I particularly remember ‘OOH – POO – PAH – DOO'(original by Jesse Hill) the Ikettes and Tina and Ike and the band could hardly fit on the stage, I was hoping that Tina would fall of so we could catch her but she managed to shimmy girate and shake and stay on her feet.. And we thought we were on the ‘good stuff’!
Born 5th November 1931 – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Died 12th December 2007 – San Diego, California
Wikipedia: Ike And Tina TurnerYouTubeIke and Tina Turner – Fool In Love, YouTube