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sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 17:10
 

{#Bananapiano}
smackiepipe
(Western North Carolina)
Posted: May 09, 2017 9:17
 

Too short! Couldn't get in to comment before it was over. Great Tune!
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Feb 12, 2017 11:43
 


Wow, great setlist going right now!
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Nov 24, 2015 13:20
 

 Biscobret wrote:
Makes me want to drop everything & watch 'The Fisher King' !!!

 
Exactly!
easmann
(standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:52
 

The_Walrus wrote:
IMHO one of the coolest records ever made
  
maruschka wrote:
Yes!
 
And 1961 too. Genius.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 15:52
 

 Antigone wrote:

Wow. Small world. The Grill has the best breakfast anywhere. And it's in my home town!

Back to Ray ... having seen 20 Feet From Stardom recently, I wonder who's singing backup ...

 
Seek and ye shall find.

"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.

maruschka
(Brno, Czech Republic)
Posted: May 15, 2014 1:29
 

 The_Walrus wrote:
IMHO one of the coolest records ever made

 
Yes!
Antigone
(A house, in a Virginian Valley)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 18:05
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Walked into The Little Grill in Harrisonburg VA for breakfast on Sunday, and this was blasting away on the house system. If you have a chance  to visit Harrisonburg, seek out The Little Grill. Tiny, funky, and the best restaurant breakfast I've had since Mama's Royal Cafe in Oakland many years ago.

 
Wow. Small world. The Grill has the best breakfast anywhere. And it's in my home town!

Back to Ray ... having seen 20 Feet From Stardom recently, I wonder who's singing backup ...
The_Walrus
(England)
Posted: Feb 03, 2014 0:53
 

IMHO one of the coolest records ever made
molson
(Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 12:03
 

I never realized the true genius of Ray Charles until I saw the film "RAY". Jamie Foxx nailed it. I now see RC as one the greatest artists ever, especially considering the time period and personal challenges he had. Just saying....
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 12:00
 

{#Cheers}  As good as it gets - a B I G  fat 10
Biscobret
(Vashon, WA)
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 11:59
 

Makes me want to drop everything & watch 'The Fisher King' !!!
Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: Oct 21, 2013 19:52
 

10 all the way. When my dad listened to Ray Charles I didn't realize how cool either one of them were.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Oct 05, 2013 19:37
 

 peter_james_bond wrote:

This is a classic song. You join 4 others out of 823 who've rated this song "1".....think about that. That's a minority of  0.0061%, one of the smallest minorities I've ever seen.


 
Clearly, you have never been to the Conference for Little People in Las Vegas.
(Banned)
(In my own utopia)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 10:01
 

 Byronape wrote:

Wow...  way to inject politics into something that is completely without a political message.  Typical.


 
Wow...  looks like you inject politics into everything.  You're Ideology is clear 'byronAPE' living in 'post-capitalist wreckage'.   You're a jerk! LOL 
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:54
 

 Byronape wrote:

Wow...  way to inject politics into something that is completely without a political message.  Typical.


 

Mea culpa.  I suppose I can expect the IRS to come knocking on my door in the dead of night for that little transgression.


Nuaka
(Chisinau, Moldova)
Posted: Aug 04, 2013 5:39
 

 joelbb wrote:

Wonderlizard, you actually had breakfast at MRC?  The BEST omelets in the world.  OMG, I didn't know there was anyone else out there old enough to know of the place.  Also a Godlike 10.

 
I went to college in H-burg back in the late 80s - early 90s when the Little Grill got its start.  Always make sure to fit in a visit when I am back home.  Your comment just made me very nostalgic...
NewFee
(Toronto - Beaches)
Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:31
 

Listening to RP during a four hour train ride (another advantage of rail!), and although there has been lots of great music, this is the first one that has me bopping in my seat in public. Just can't stop...

If this isn't godlike, no music is...
joelbb
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 16:18
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Walked into The Little Grill in Harrisonburg VA for breakfast on Sunday, and this was blasting away on the house system. If you have a chance  to visit Harrisonburg, seek out The Little Grill. Tiny, funky, and the best restaurant breakfast I've had since Mama's Royal Cafe in Oakland many years ago.
 
Wonderlizard, you actually had breakfast at MRC?  The BEST omelets in the world.  OMG, I didn't know there was anyone else out there old enough to know of the place.  Also a Godlike 10.
joelbb
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 16:16
 

Godlike.  Just no question.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 11:55
 

Walked into The Little Grill in Harrisonburg VA for breakfast on Sunday, and this was blasting away on the house system. If you have a chance  to visit Harrisonburg, seek out The Little Grill. Tiny, funky, and the best restaurant breakfast I've had since Mama's Royal Cafe in Oakland many years ago.
joelbb
Posted: Sep 07, 2012 22:28
 

Play it as often as you want, Bill.  It's one of THE all-time great soul-rock cuts.  Utterly nonpareil.
GalileoCoffeeCo
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 19:39
 

I always think of the movie The Fisher King when I hear this song.
cenesizo
(Montreal)
Posted: Aug 07, 2012 11:26
 

This is the first time I hear the same song on RP in a two hour span. It was played for the first time at 10:42 am and for the second time at 11:24 am. Strange. 
leafmold
Posted: Aug 07, 2012 11:26
 

Please! We heard this about 10 minutes ago!
Stingray
("ANONYMOUS INTERNET")
Posted: May 04, 2012 11:58
 

A song about Dr. Kervorkian!
ThePoose
(Ottawa, capital of Canada)
Posted: May 04, 2012 11:58
 

Bill is on a ROAD TRIP !!!!!
meinthecorner
(Past the gravy, far beyond the golden fries)
Posted: Jan 07, 2012 21:57
 

 Hannio wrote:
 
Oh, damn, how i do love a joy ride!

Lighten up, people! 
Byronape
("post-capitalist wreckageville")
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 10:12
 

 Hannio wrote:

 
Wow...  way to inject politics into something that is completely without a political message.  Typical.

Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Nov 27, 2011 22:36
 

Every time I hear this great tune I see little Shane Heal wiping away a tear as he fouls out of the NBL semi finals at an ecstatic Croc-pit and it makes me smile. 
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 17:09
 


I Like!

Dahlia_Gumbo
(San Francisco)
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 17:06
 

Awwwwwwright!
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 25, 2011 7:21
 


katiediddler
Posted: Aug 25, 2011 7:20
 

Love you Luke. Remember - you do the girl part, I'll do the boy. Well...............
Where_and_When
(Kingston)
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 8:23
 

Perfect for working in the garage on a project.
bachbeet
Posted: Jul 24, 2011 22:48
 

Another great one from Ray.
iTuner
Posted: Apr 30, 2011 11:53
 

From what I remember this was in a shampoo commercial.
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Feb 17, 2011 6:44
 

From what I remember, this tune won a Grammy.  Bill plays only the classiest music!
katiediddler
(one of the dominoes, hopefully near the back)
Posted: Nov 30, 2010 8:56
 

My 5 year old son and I do a great version of this.


4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:39
 

This is part of what the US has legated to the world in terms of musical excellence! Here is to the great Mr. Ray Charles! forever alive through his ageless music! {#Cheers}
buzmaggie
(AZ, US)
Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:39
 

yeah girls make em cry, poor old ray!  Love these girls! Yeah, what you say! Sweet tunes!
Jazbo
(Beautiful Valparaiso IN.)
Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:39
 

What you SAY???!!!!


osbyec
Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:39
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Ray Charles by ~photoart1
William Harris   ©2005-2010 ~photoart1

Ray Charles in concert at a California Central Valley County Fair


 
Now there was a man who could rock a bowtie.

Stefen
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: Sep 21, 2010 16:30
 

 peter_james_bond wrote:

This is a classic song. You join 4 others out of 823 who've rated this song "1".....think about that. That's a minority of  0.0061%, one of the smallest minorities I've ever seen.

 

Your math may be off, but your point is right on.
Tiik
Posted: Jul 10, 2010 12:56
 

Great
calypsus_1
Posted: Jul 02, 2010 21:03
 


Ray Charles by ~photoart1
William Harris   ©2005-2010 ~photoart1

Ray Charles in concert at a California Central Valley County Fair





danmcminn
(L'viv, Ukraine)
Posted: May 23, 2010 7:21
 

Just had Bob Brozman, Down the Road.
Now Ray Charles, Hit the Road.

If you play Beatles Abby Road next, Bill, you have to forfeit at least three of your (admittedly large number) of accumulated coolness points. Too straightforward. {#Mrgreen}
_________________

Update: Pixes: Here Comes Your Man. Bill's all-time coolness point high score holds. {#Wink}
sirdroseph
(Tokyo)
Posted: May 06, 2010 5:15
 

There is a 70's Cambodian; Laotian; Vietnamese style cover of this that is just outstanding; good song.{#Clap}Great song to sing with your kids too.{#Bananapiano}
DD hellorich
Posted: Apr 21, 2010 13:52
 

enough of this clown... dated, tired, just plain O L D !  I'm hep and groovy not slick and oiley. Tell old sightless to hit the road and please don't come back...ever!!!
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Apr 21, 2010 13:51
 

Don' t care if you do cause it's understood, you ain't got no money and you just ain't no good . . .