Hit the road Jack
Starting and ending with ‘Hit The Road Jack’ made famous by Ray Charles, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Me First And the Gimme Gimmes, Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton John, Ray Charles and many more.
Rolling Stone: Hit the Road Jack.” The snarling female vocal was provided by Margie Hendricks of the Raelets. Hendricks’ affair with Charles produced a son in 1959; Charles fired her from the Raelets in 1964.
NPR : One night on tour in 1959, Ray Charles had run out of material, and needed to fill time before getting offstage. The song he improvised on the spot is really “about nothing” — the lyrics “don’t make sense,” he says, and it’s not much more than a simple call-and-response exercise but became one of his all-time best-selling songs.