IKE & TINA: Album (Studio)

Outta Season (1969)

Ike & Tina Turner - Outta Season - Album

Outta Season is a blues album and contains Ike & Tina’s signature live song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, which was also a single the same year. The Tina written song „I’m A Motherless Child“ was re-recorded from her in 2013 for the third Beyond album Love Within under the different title Mother Within. The song Crazy 'Bout You was a single only in England. The album was originally released in 1969 with a wonderful gatefold cover and different cover pictures depending on the country. It was reissued on the double CD The Hunter / Outta Season in 2006. For promotion, Blue Thumb Records released a vinyl promo single, featuring a Radio Spot.

The original front and back cover of the album shows Ike and Tina eating a watermelon while wearing whiteface as a mockery of blackface minstrelsy. As a tongue-in-cheek statement, Minstrel characters Amos and Andy who wore blackface are credited on the album for the design & photography. The actual art direction was by Tom Wilkes and photography by Barry Feinstein.

Producer: Bob Krasnow, Tina Turner
Design & Photography: Tom Wilkes / Barry Feinstein
Release: March 1969 / 2006 (CD)
Label: Blue Thumb (USA) / Liberty (UK) / Minit (Germany) / Blue Moon (CD)
Format: Vinyl / Cartridge / CD
Charts: USA: #41 (R&B), #91 (Pop)

    Side A
  1. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 3:55
  2. Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler / Single in 1969 & 1971
  3. Mean Old World 2:26
  4. Written by Ike Turner
  5. 3 O’Clock In The Morning Blues 2:41
  6. Written by R. King, J. Taub
  7. Five Long Years 3:24
  8. Written by E. Boyd
  9. Dust My Broom 2:31
  10. Written by E. James / Adapted by Ike Turner
  11. Grumbling (Instrumental) 2:39
  12. Written by Ike Turner
  13. I Am A Motherless Child 3:30
  14. Written by Tina Turner
    Side B
  1. Crazy 'Bout You Baby 3:24
  2. Written by W. Williamson / Single in 1969
  3. Reconsider Baby 2:44
  4. Written by L. Fulsom
  5. Honest I Do 2:25
  6. Written by J. Reed, E.G. Abner
  7. Please Love Me 2:13
  8. Written by R. King, J. Taub
  9. My Babe 2:02
  10. Written by Willie Dixon
  11. Rock Me Baby 2:46
  12. Written by B.B. King, J. Josea

Radio promo

Ike & Tina Turner - Outta Season - AlbumIke & Tina Turner - Outta Season - Album

CashBox - March 29, 1969

The 'now' sound is blues, and the blues are now the sound of Ike and Tina Turner. This newly-recorded set features the vet R&B/Pop duo in a more contemporary framework than ever before, with increase emphasis on instrumental happenings. Material includes such blues standards as „Honest I Do,“ „My Babe,“ „Rock Me Baby,“ „Crazy ‘Bout You Baby“ and „Mean Old World“ as well as several Ike or Tina originals and Otis Redding’s „I've Been Loving You Too Long.“

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