The late Bobby Bland had the most distinctive, mellifluous, expressive and soulful voice that I have heard. There are so many songs over his long career that I like and never get tired of hearing. "I'll take care of you", written for Bland by Brook Benton, is one that I always come back to. Although the words are about something else, it has come to resonate with me even more since my wife's dementia took hold. In just over 2 minutes Bland expresses a story full of deep emotions. Many other versions of the song followed (Beth Hart does a notable take with Joe Bonamassa) but none top the pathos and hope of the original, recorded 60 years ago: "You won't ever have to worry You won't ever have to cry I'll be there beside you To dry your weeping eye ..."