This is the first song I’ve finished in a while - I’ve been sitting on it for a while, so I thought I would share.
It’s a cover of the song “He’ll Have To Go,” which was written by Joe & Audrey Allison in 1959 and made famous by the country singer Jim Reeves. My favorite version is by the (late) great Solomon Burke, released in 1965 on his album Rock ‘n’ Soul.
My rendition was inspired by both of those recordings, but was driven by a cheesy chopped-up Hammond organ (and its drum machine) that I got back in March. The song really became what it is though when my friend Alicia-Kate Halverson visited us here in Texas and added the back up vocals.