Song lyrics inspired by a bad telephone line between man and wife Joe & Audrey Allison: "Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone".
Jim Reeves [n°1 C&W & n°2 US]
Grady Martin [instrumental; country guitar player from Nashville]
Jeanne Black [answer song He'll Have To Stay; top 5 US]
Caterina Valente [as Caro Mio (Blijf Nog Een Beetje Aan De Lijn)]
Skeeter Davis [also as He'll Have To Stay]
Anita Kerr Singers [as She'll Have To Go; they also backed Jim Reeves]
Elvis Costello [bonus track on cd version Almost Blue]
Hans Habils [as Hij Moet Gaan]
Petty Booka [as He'll Have To Stay; covered an answer song while using the Cooder cover arrangement]
Jools Holland & Lulu [as She'll Have To Go]
Answer song He'll Have To Stay (see: Jeanne Black) was originally released on Corina Minette (ABC Paramount - 1960).