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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack is a song written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and first recorded in 1960 as an a capella demo sent to Art Rupe, available on the Memory Pain CD vol. 2, Specialty Records SPCD-7027-2.
It became famous after it was recorded by singer-pianist Ray Charles.

It hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on Monday, October 9, 1961. The song was also number one on the R&B Sides chart for five weeks, becoming Ray Charles' sixth number one on that chart.
The song is ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time Unhappily Ever After season 1, 5.

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