Could there be a a more  traditional  Mother’s Day song than the adoring “I”ll Always Love My Mama,” with lines and verses like this…

I’ll always love my mama
She’s my favorite girl
You only get one, you only get one, yeah
I’ll always love my mama
She brought me in this world

A mother’s love is so special
It’s something that you can’t describe
It’s the kind of love that stays with you
Until the day you die

“She’s one of kind”

…the delivery, however, is pure Philly-soul.

Co-written by Kenny Gamble, who was inspired by his own mother, “I’ll Always Love My Mama,” by the The Intruders, reached top 10 on the R&B chart in 1973 and has since become somewhat of a Mothers Day anthem.

Although not as famous as Motown, the duo of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff had dozens of hits on the Philadelphia International label with acts such as The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes and Teddy Pendergrass.