“I Guess I’ll Always Love You” Performed by The Isley Brothers (1966)

June 8, 2009


The Isley Bros

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#31 R&B, #61 Pop

This is not only my favorite song from the Isleys first of three LPs they made at Motown,  but one of my favorites of their entire career at Motown and beyond.

Ron Isley has one of the sweetest tenor voices ever, and this song began my love affair with his voice. Composed by the great Holland-Dozier-Holland,  many Motown artists covered this song (most notably The Supremes), but this is the best version of them all – bar none!

The Isleys probably would  not agree with me — since they never talk about their Motown days. I have read that they had “It’s Your Thing”  and other songs they composed and ready to go — but Motown (of course) insisted that they sing their own songs. I wonder what Motown thought when “It’s Your Thing” won the Isleys their first Grammy award!

So once again I find myself  blogging about a group that had it’s greatest success after leaving Motown to be all they could be!

Musically Yours,

sondanyr2

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