IKE & TINA: Single

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (1969 / 1971)

Ike & Tina Turner - I've Been Loving You Too Long - Single

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. In Gimme Shelter, a concert film from The Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina performed this song at Madison Square Garden in New York. This live version is available on the album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! from 2009.

Producer: Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner
Release: April 1969 / July 1971
Label: Blue Thumb
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #23 (R&B) / 68 (Pop)
AlbumOutta Season

  1. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 3:55
  2. Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler
    Additional tracks:
  1. Grumbling (Instrumental) 2:39
  2. From the 1969 release / Written by Ike Turner
  3. Crazy Bout’ You Baby 3:24
  4. From the 1971 release / Written by W. Williamson
Ike & Tina Turner - I've Been Loving You Too Long - Single

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

Billboard - July 10, 1971

From the „Outta Season“ LP, comes this potent cut of the Otis Redding blues ballad featured by the Turners in the Rolling Stones flick „Gimme Shelter.“ Blue Thumb 202

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