Incredible early work from Ike
– done in a raw and rootsy style, without any of the cliches of later recordings! The sound here is incredible – the best of Ike
's dark R&B years instrumentally grooving at the bottom, while Tina
belts the tunes out in an approach that's even more unfettered than any of her later singles. The CD brings together two of the pair's early albums for Sue Records – The Soul Of Ike
and Dynamite – plus a batch of bonus cuts – making for a whopping 21 tracks of deep soul that includes "Sleepless", "You Can't Love Two", "If", "I Idolize You", "I'm Jealous", "Poor Fool", "Tra La La", "I Dig You", "Tina
's Dilemma", "The Argument", "Mind In A Whirl", and "Chances Are".
(Out of print.)