I’ve Been Loving You Too Long is a cover version from Otis Reeding and was taken from the album Outta Season. The single was released twice in America with different b-sides. Ike & Tina’s version differs from the original, because they added an additional section with an explicit conversation between them. In their live shows, Tina handled the microphone in a raunchy way, while Ike made suggestive slurping noises.
Billboard - April 19, 1969
Culled from their current hit LP „Outta Season,“ by popular demand, this wild and raucous swinger with a hard driving slow beat is certain to climb high on the Hot 100 as well as a top r&b item. Watch out For this one! Flip: „Grumbling.“ Blue Thumb 101