I downloaded the track from iTunes as soon as it became available at the end of July, and immediately love it. Not just the concept- a song pairing George Jones and Jesus doesn’t come along every day- but the execution. The vocal strength of Nu-Blu’s Carolyn Routh ideally complement’s Sam Moore’s pure soul intensity.
I think it is a terrific recording, and was absolutely tickled to be in the audience at Blueberry the first time Nu-Blu performed the song live. Unfortunately, the budget didn’t accommodate bringing up The Soul Man for the date.
There is no doubt the song is clever, but not ‘too’ much so. Every line ‘works’ within the context provided. It is not overly sentimental, but touches a perfect chord of reverence.
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