IKE & TINA: Single

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (1969)

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.

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

  1. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 3:55
  2. Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler
  3. Grumbling (Instrumental) 2:39
  4. Written by Ike Turner

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

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