"I've Been Loving You Too Long" is a song Redding wrote with Jerry Butler on tour in a Buffalo hotel room. In the clip from "Monterey Pop" above, Redding sings "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (after a quick run-through of Sam Cooke's "Shake") in a performance that makes me laugh and cry at the same time. It is outrageously beautiful.I'll keep it simple; makes you love the country that made it. High art.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
One thing I like most about Powerline is that they can come out of left field with some good, "Yea." goodies. Sure, you can Fisk them now and then, but you have to love Scott's prose on Ottis Redding at Monerey in '67.