The Ray Charles version of “Hit the Road Jack” takes me back. On most of the family vacations of my youth, we hit the road, and I eventually made it through the entire lower forty-eight via car. As for Ray Charles, blindness and heroin addiction aside, he revolutionized American music. “Hit the Road Jack” topped the Billboard Hot 100 on October 9, 1961 and won a Grammy award for the Best Rhythm and Blues recording.
And Becca Krueger, well, she has some balls to remake this one. She recorded in 2013, and I love the way she pulls it off.
It’s another Monday, my friends. Do you have what it takes to Remake it?