I Don't Need No Doctor

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"I Don't Need No Doctor" is an R&B song written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Jo Armstead. First released by Nick Ashford on Verve in August 1966, it went nowhere. It was then picked up and recorded by Ray Charles and released in October 1966. Over the years, it has been covered by bands such as garage rock band The Chocolate Watchband in 1969, Humble Pie in 1971, New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1972, metal band W. A. S. P. in 1986, by rock band Great White in 1987, and by the garage punk band The Nomads in 1989. Styx also covered this song. Humble Pie's version became an FM radio hit and reached #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The jazz guitar player John Scofield recorded a version for his album That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles in 2005, featuring the blues guitarist John Mayer on additional guitar and vocals. Mayer covered the song again with his band during his tour in summer 2007. A recorded live version from a Los Angeles show during that tour is available on Mayer's CD/DVD release Where the Light Is. A Ray Charles tribute album also provided the impetus for jazz singer Roseanna Vitro's version – specifically, her 1997 CD, Catchin’ Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles 


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1997
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I don't need no doctor
'Cause I know what's ailing me
I don't need no doctor, no, no
'Cause I know what's ailing me
I've been too long away from my baby, ahh!
I'm coming down with a misery
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor
for my prescription to be filled
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, I tell ya now
for my prescription to be filled
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
Only my baby's arms,
Could ever take away this chill
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
Now the doctor say I need rest
(hey hey)
Before I need her tenderness
(hmmm hmm)
Put me on the critical list
(hey hey)
When all I need is her sweet kiss
(hmmm hmm)
He gave me a medicated lotion
But it didn't soothe
(It didn't soothe)
My emotion
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor
For my hope to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, no, no
Wahhh! my hope to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor)
(I don't need no doctor)
All I need is my baby
Baby, Please!
Won't you please come on home
(I don't need no doctor)
You know what I'm talkin' about?
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no mattress (?)
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no lotion
(I don't need no doctor)
I say, I don't need, no vitamin pills
(I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no lotion
(I don't need no doctor)
I say, I don't need, no vitamin pills
(I don't need no doctor)
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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.) He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.” more »

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Written by: JOSEPHINE ARMSTEAD, NICK ASHFORD, VALERIE SIMPSON

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