“IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” – Released 1967. THE MIRETTES, were one of the premier backing groups in Rock’n’Roll history. Formerly ‘The Ikettes’, they had some Top 40 success in their own right. Originally formed to replace the Artettes as back_up for the Ike and Tina Revue, the early Ikettes featured Robbie Montgomery, Venetta Fields and Jessie Smith. Ike and Tina Turner’s debut release “Fool In Love,” was fast becoming a big hit in late summer.