I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) was the first and very successful solo single from the Ikettes in 1962, with Tina on the backing vocals. A different version was also included in 1974 on the album Gold & New.
Written by Ike Turner ● Produced by Ike Turner
BACKGROUND: The group was originally formed to provide the background singing for the vocal duo, Ike and Tina Turner. The Ikettes toured extensively with the Ike and Tina Turner revue and on a one-nighter were called upon to do a tune of their own. Their performance was received most favorably, and from then on the song became a fea- ture number in the show. The tune was “l‘m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)." Because of the enthusiastic reception the girls received, lke Turner was convinced that they should record the tune. Atco Records bought the disk and the lkettes had a hit on their first record.
LATEST SINGLE: "I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" is the hot chart item, moving up steadily to capture the No. 28 slot this week on the Hot 100.