Hit the road Jack--------->Jack Kerouac?

Hit the road Jack--------->Jack Kerouac?

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Luca

Genoa, Italy

#1 Nov 1, 2007
Hello all,
Does somebody know if there is a relation between the song "hit the road Jack" and Jack Kerouac?
I mean does Ray Charles thought about Jack Kerouac while he was writing this song or it's just a case?
Thanks in advice :)
Jess

Dewsbury, UK

#2 Aug 29, 2008
I was thinking the same thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_the_Road_Jac...

It says it was infact inspired by his novel, "On the Road".
Vicente

Porto Alegre, Brazil

#3 May 27, 2010
actually I didn't find any comment in wikipedia about the relation between "On the Road" and "hit the road, jack"..
I was wondering the same thing when saw this topic.. But I haven't found any proof yet..
OSCAR VITER

Quito, Ecuador

#4 Nov 3, 2010
No tiene nada que ver con la canciĆ³n. Es una coincidencia unicamente, ya que HIT THE ROAD JACK significa muchas cosas. Tendrais que leer la biografia MEMORY BABE sobre JACK KEROUAC de lo contrario mnadie te dara la respuesta tan facil.
Zydoo

Sosnowiec, Poland

#5 Sep 6, 2011
it's actually Percy Mayfield's song, so you gotta check again ;)

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Dec 19, 2012
Luca wrote:
Hello all,
Does somebody know if there is a relation between the song "hit the road Jack" and Jack Kerouac?
I mean does Ray Charles thought about Jack Kerouac while he was writing this song or it's just a case?
Thanks in advice :)
Interesting, but I never heard or thought of this before, now I wonder as well!

I do know that Leonard Cohen once said he played the record over and over to work on his delivery when making the move from poet to singer-songwriter.

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