So Fine was the first album on the Pompeii label and contains no less than 4 single releases, including one from The Ikettes. It features also a different version of Ike & Tina’s debut single A Fool In Love from 1960. The album was reissued in America under the different title „Too Hot To Hold“ in 1974 and again in 1981 as „Hot ’N’ Sassy“, both with a different cover artwork. In 2016, it was included into the box set The Complete Pompeii Recordings on compact disc and in 2021, it was released as a purple/black vinyl edition with a foldout cover.
Producer: Ike Turner
Release: June 1968 / 1974 (Too Hot To Hold) / 1981 (Hot N Sassy) / Various (Reissue)
Label: Pompeii (USA) / London (Europe) / Pickwick (Too Hot To Hold) / Accord (Hot ’N’ Sassy)
Format: Vinyl / CD
Billboard - July 13, 1968
This exciting fare, for Ike and Tina know how to infuse their soul performances with drive and spirit. In addition to the title song, „So Fine,“ there are „You're So Fine,“ the classic „Ain‘t Nobody’s Businees,“ „We Need an Understanding“ and others. The backgrounds are by the lkettes.