Poor Fool is the first single from the album Dynamite and Ike & Tina’s next big chart hit in 1961. The b-side track was taken from the album The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner. A different version of the title track was released on the rarities sampler „Those Were The Days“ in 1991. Ike & Tina promoted the song on the tv show „American Bandstand“ in 1962.

Released November 1961 from Sue Records in America on 7“ vinyl, Poor Fool reached #4 (R&B) and #38 (Pop).

Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool - Single

A. Poor Fool 2:35

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B. You Can’t Blame Me 2:14

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

Billboard Magazine
November 13, 1961

The catchy rhythm-rocker is sung by the duo with sock showmanship and verve. A strong dual market side with r.&b. appeal as well as pop. Flip is "You Can’t Blame Me" (Saturn, BMI) (2:25). Sue 753

1961

Ike & Tina Turner - It’s Gonna Work Out Fine - Single

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine

1961

Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool - Single

Poor Fool

1962

Ike & Tina Turner - Tra La La La La - Single

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