Since penning the million-selling Hit The Road, Jack, Percy Mayfield became a songwriter inextricably linked to Ray Charles. He also recorded many great sides for Charles’s Tangerine label. My Jug And I came out in 1965 as the flip to Give Me Time To Explain. Mayfield’s honeyed vocals fit perfectly with the smooth instrumentation that’s characteristic of records by both Mayfield and Charles. His lyrics typically tell a tale of heartache, but with a wry acceptance, and My Jug And I doesn’t stray from that path. I guess it wouldn’t be the blues if it did. A Percy Mayfield album titled My Jug And I was released by Tangerine the following year.