Hit The Road Jack

Written by Percy MayfieldUnreleased song

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe. It became famous after it was recorded by singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendricks.

Ray Charles’ recording hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on Monday, October 9, 1961. “Hit the Road Jack” also got a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. The song was also number one on the R&B Sides chart for five weeks, thereby becoming Ray Charles’ sixth number one on that chart. The song is ranked #387 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Last updated on August 17, 2014


Arizona Soundchecks 1990 Cactus Club Arizona 1986

Unofficial live • Released in 1993

4:49 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Tempe, USA on Apr 04, 1990

Get Back - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial live • Released in 2016

4:06 • Live • [soundcheck 4-4-90]

Live performances

“Hit The Road Jack” has been played in 3 soundchecks.


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