CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY

Crazy 'Bout You Baby was released in 1969 and again two years later in the UK only. The b-side track I’ve Been Loving You Too Long was instead released in America - also twice. Both songs were taken from the album Outta Season.

IKE & TINA TURNER

Ike & Tina Turner - Crazy Bout You Baby - Single
A1. CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY 2:35

Written by W. Williamson ● Produced by Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner ● Arranged by Ike Turner

B1. I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG  3:40

Written by Otis Redding, Jerry Butler ● Produced by Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner ● Arranged by Ike Turner

Ike & Tina Turner - Crazy Bout You Baby - Single
Ike & Tina Turner - Crazy Bout You Baby - Single

Because Ike and Tina’s new American release is far from their strongest, UA decide to try this powerful, mid-tempo item from their Blue Thumb days instead. Certainly, there's a strong beat on this one and a definite tune with Tina surprisingly subdued on the vocal side of things. The musical side is also underplayed — all adding up to a moody performance that could see good sales since there is a definite demand for this one. The duo's moving and pathos loaded version of the Redding-Butler gem song is one of the best, with Tina quite obviously getting carried away. ****

Ike & Tina Turner - Crazy Bout You Baby - Single

Ike & Tina Turner single chronology