I'll Take Care of You (song)

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"I'll Take Care of You"
Single by Bobby Bland
Songwriter(s)Brook Benton

"I'll Take Care of You" is a song written by Brook Benton and originally recorded by Bobby Bland in 1959. It reached number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1960.

Covers and samples[edit]

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, Jackie Payne, Etta James, Mick Hucknall, Irma Thomas, O. V. Wright, Mark Lanegan and Gil Scott-Heron.[1]

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.

Miley Cyrus covered the song on her Bangerz Tour in 2014.

Two years later, when Cyrus became a coach on the reality television singing competition program The Voice, she gave an arrangement of Bonamassa and Hart's version of the song to Team Miley members Aaron Gibson and Sa'Rayah to cover for a Battle round on the October 24, 2016, episode. Cyrus selected Gibson as the winner of the Battle, and Sa'Rayah was stolen to Team Alicia (Keys), saving her from elimination.


  1. ^ Ann Powers (2011-11-04). "Follow The Sample: Drake's 'Take Care' Comes From The Blues : The Record". Npr.org. Retrieved 2016-07-26.