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Hit the Road Jack (arr Murtha)

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Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield (arr. Paul Murtha)


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General Info

Year: 1961 / 2001
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock Band
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Errata

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Program Notes

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

Charles's recording hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on Monday, October 9, 1961. Hit the Road Jack won a Grammy award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Carlos Gama, Jr., conductor) - 26 June 2018


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