"I'll Take Care of You" is a song written by Brook Benton and originally recorded by Bobby Bland in 1959. It reached #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1960.
Covers and samples
Elements of the original Bland recording were used for the track "Guardian Angel" by hip-hop artist Wordsworth and "Lyrics Files" by Akhenaton from the soundtrack of French action-comedy Taxi.
The song has been covered many times since by artists such as Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Roy Hamilton, Etta James, Mick Hucknall, Irma Thomas, O. V. Wright, Mark Lanegan and Gil Scott-Heron.
In 2011, Jamie xx remixed Scott-Heron's cover, which was subsequently reworked by Drake and Rihanna and released as the single "Take Care" for the album Take Care.
Also in 2011, Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart covered the song in their collaborative album, Don't Explain .
In 2012, Rebecca Ferguson covered the song on her Heaven Tour, and then the live version of the song was included in the re-release of her debut album, Heaven.