Poor Little Fool was released twice with Tina Turner as a guest vocalist on the melodical main part of the title track: „Poor little fool, why can't you see / This romance will never be“. In this part, she accompanies Fontella in what is basically a close-harmony-duet. It’s also the only recording from the 1960s, where you can hear Tina Turner together with another female singer (apart from the Ikettes). Ike Turner produced the single and also played guitar. Poor Little Fool is a non album track, but was later included on Cussin', Cryin' & Carryin’ On in 1969. The single was released in 1964 from Sonja Records and in 1970 from Vesuvius Records in America on 7“ vinyl.
Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 3, 1940 as the daughter of the gospel singer Martha Bass. Her biggest success was the song „Rescue Me,“ which reached #4 on the US pop and #11 in the UK charts in 1965. Fontella died on December 26, 2012 at a St. Louis hospice from complications of a heart attack.
Vinyl Single (USA) - Side A
Vinyl Single (USA) - Side B
A. Poor Little Fool 2:46
Lead vocals by Fontella Bass & Tina Turner
B. This Would Make Me Happy 2:47
Lead vocals by Fontella Bass
Written by Oliver Sain / Produced by Ike Turner