IKETTES: Single

I’m So Thankful (1965)

Ikettes - I'm So Thankful - Single

I’m So Thankful with lead vocals from Jessie Smith and background vocals by Robbie Montgomery and Vanetta Fields 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: #74 (pop), #12 (r&b)
AlbumSoul The Hits

  1. I’m So Thankful 2:48
  2. Written by Marc Gordon, Frank Wilson
  3. Don’t Feel Sorry For Me 2:40
  4. Written by Jimmy Beasley, Joe Josea, Maxwell Davis
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CashBox - 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.

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