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30/11/2011

I'll Take Care Of You - From 1959 To Now

Songs have a life of their own. They get passed down, covered, remixed, reworked, shared, and covered again. I'll Take Care Of You was written by Brook Benton and sung by Bobby 'Blue' Bland in 1959. It's been covered many times since, notably by Mark Lanegan in 1999. When Richard Russell recorded with Gil Scott-Heron he played him Lanegan's cover. Gil, who knew the Brook Benton version, covered I'll Take Care Of You with Richard and it became part of his last studio album, I'm New Here.

This year, Jamie xx remixed the album and that song became I'll Take Care Of U. Drake then reworked it with Rihanna and it became Take Care. Florence + The Machine subsequently covered Drake's version. From Brook to Bobby to Mark to Richard to Gil to Jamie to Drake & Rihanna to Florence. Hope you enjoy the playlist. We'll update it as new versions become available.