Another Ear Food special, dad introduced me to this Isley Brothers classic during the time when he began making mixtapes before he got his sweet 6 CD changer installed in his GMC Jimmy in 1995. No, I don’t know why I remember that.

1975’s “For The Love Of You” was my earliest introduction to the quiet storm genre of R&B as Ronald and the Isley Brothers waxed poetic about the special lady in their lives. I also always remember my dad singing this tune pretty well.

I rediscovered the song in my second year of college and introduced Angel to it shortly after we started dating. A staple in any R&B playlist I make, this ballad is guaranteed to go over big no matter where it’s played at. Gawd, I miss R&B music like this. Trap & B can go that way.

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