I’m So Thankful (1965)
I’m So Thankful with lead vocals from Jessie Smith was a R&B success, but no pop crossover like I’m Blue or Peaches 'N’ Cream. The Ikettes promoted the single with appearances at some tv shows like „Shindig,“ „Hullahalloo“ and „Shebang“. The version on the album Soul The Hits is a different mix with a few extra backing vocals. The b-side track „Don't Feel Sorry For Me“ is a funked up cover of an old Jimmy Beasley hit from 1956.
Producer: Marc Gordon, Frank Wilson
Release: September 1965 (usa) / January 1966 (europe)
Label: Modern (usa) / Polydor (europe)
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #12 (r&b)
Album: Soul The Hits
- I’m So Thankful 2:48
Written by Marc Gordon, Frank Wilson
- Don’t Feel Sorry For Me 2:40
Written by Jimmy Beasley, Joe Josea, Maxwell Davis
August 07, 1965
The Iketters are a cinch to create a tremendous sales-stir with this in both the pop and r&b markets. The top lid here, "I'm So Thankful" a slow-shufflin' romantic ode about a love-sick gal who is on cloud nine since she met the fella of her dreams. Undercut, "Don’t Feel Sorry Me," is a hard-driving blues twister about a jilted lass who claims happy that her romance went kaput.