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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by EllroyJames, May 24, 2019.
Doobie Brothers cover
A bit of trivia Ellroy...you knew that Bonnie Bramlett was the first white Ikette, right?
....that supposedly made herself up to look black so they could work in the South.
Irrelevant and so what?
My point was that with Bonnie is wasn't a black/white thing...it was about her voice. Her talent transcended any kind of racial bias and stereotype.
Apparently Ike thought so too or he wouldn't have hired her.
I sat on a plane next to an Ikette, Esther Jones, when I was 11 or 12 years old. When my sister and brother-in-law met me at the airport, Esther asked if we'd like to meet Tina. Of course we would! Tina put us on the guest list for that night's show at the Capital Center in Maryland and told us to enter through the stage door. When we got there, 3 all-access passes were waiting for us. That was my first real concert. Thanks, Tina!
3 songs from ”(G)old & New” (Recorded 1972)
Irrelevant - in the same way that all history is irrelevant.
I didn’t know the Ikettes had their own records, will have to listen.
I went to see Tina with my sister in the late 80s, fairly small venue as her comeback was just starting. I knew next to nothing about her so the Ikettes ( certainly not the original ones by then) were a pleasant surprise.
Edit: I suppose Tina wasn’t still calling them the Ikettes by them
My favorite Ikettes tune:
The Ikettes were featured backup singers on Zappa’s Overnight Sensation and they were terrific. Only thing is, Ike was so appalled when he heard the takes that he refused to let Zappa give them credits on the album. IIRC, his reaction to the album was, “What the hell is this s*&$t!”
So what’s your point?
I would have been 13 when this video was recorded. I remember the song well but had no idea or memory that this was recorded by the Ikettes. I didn't even realize the Ikettes released recordings on their own.