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Friday Night is Music Night (Rose Smith Special Edition)

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I posted the video sometime ago, chosen partly because it is the only one I can find featuring the loveliest of the Ikettes - Rose Smith.
My toiling in the blogyard was all made worthwhile when, out of the blue, Rose Smith sent me a nice comment, followed by this email:

I have just started my research into that whole rock experience, and perhaps I can land something that would be interesting to place on your blog. In the meantime, I will look in often to see what's going on in your world.
Kind regards,
Rose Smith
(Ikette Rose)
P.S. You may post whatever I send from now on (although it will be sometime out), starting with the note above or paraphrase it for me. Attached is a pix to put with it. I don't take pictures that often.

Pictures below the fold. I'm still stunned.

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Comments

She's still lovely.

Dear Tim,

Tears. Of joy ! I've always loved that song, so to have such a personal connection to it is great. Rose is a lovely lady, and gracious too.

Alan Douglas

PS Too much to hope for - would Rose comment on the allegedly tempestuous relationship between Ike and Tina ? Was it really as bad as more recent songs and interviews make out - he's not around any more to put his side ....

Aah, memories! I warmly recall seeing the Ike & Tina show at the Albert Hall in 1960-something-or-other. (Can't be more specific; all that bad acid, Man.) I was in what would normally have been regarded as a poor seat, behind the stage, but of course it meant I got a great view of the Ikettes shaking their delicious backsides. I think if I'd been in one of the front rows I would have spontaneously combusted.

They don't make em like that anymore.

Wall of sound and no proper sound man to set the levels so the mike isn't scratchy, love it.

They don't make em like that anymore.

Wall of sound and no proper sound man to set the levels so the mike isn't scratchy, love it.

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