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

The Isley Bros

The Isley Brothers – I Guess I’ll Always Love You (1966) #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 Isley’s 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,


The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://oldschoolmusiclover.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/i-guess-ill-always-love-you-performed-by-the-isley-brothers-1966/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: