Crazy 'Bout You Baby with two songs from the album Outta Season was released twice in England. The first time in 1969 from Liberty Records and the second time in 1972 from United Artists Records. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long from the b-side was also released twice, but this time in America. The title track was originally released from Sonny Boy Williamson in 1951.
Producer: Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner
Release: July 1969 / 1972
Label: Liberty / United Artists
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Album: Outta Season
Blues & Soul - February 04, 1972
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. ****