Monday, July 4, 2011

"Hit The Road, Jack" by Ray Charles.

OK, more 60's: Percy Mayfield penned and first recorded this rhythm and blues standard in 1960. His good friend Ray Charles took it to #1 in both the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B charts in '61. The second one of Charles' three #1 hits. His then lover Margie Hendricks of The Raelettes sings the lead background vocals. Grammy winner in '61 for Best Male R&B Recording. No. 377 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Very popular in sporting events when a player is ejected or replaced. For extra credit name Ray Charles' other 2 #1 Pop hits.

Yesterday's answer: "Peggy O" by Simon and Garfunkel. Some may consider this heresy but, in my book, "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." is Simon and Garfunkel's best album. It tanked commercially as it was released during The Beatles' apogee. As good as folk music gets!​ch?v=dTGDZ1-zOaE​ch?v=AX9Vhv4akxc​ch?v=S733bko5y00

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