Let's Go Get Stoned

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"Let's Go Get Stoned" is a song originally recorded by The Coasters in May 1965 and by Ronnie Milsap in 1965. It was written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Josephine Armstead. It was a 1966 #1 R&B hit for American recording artist Ray Charles. The single was released shortly after Charles was released from rehab after a 16-year heroin addiction. Charles heard a 1965 recording of the song by future country music legend Ronnie Milsap who was an unknown Country artist at the time on Scepter Records. According to Milsap, Charles liked his version of the song so much that he decided to record it himself. It is notable for being one of Ashford & Simpson's first successful compositions together; the duo also penned Charles' "I Don't Need No Doctor". An unusual feature of the recording is that it closes with the sound of the "NBC chimes". 


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1997
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Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned

When your baby won't let you in
Got a few pennies, a bottle of gin
Just call your buddy on the telephone

Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned

When you work so hard all the day long
And everything you do seems to go wrong
Just drop by my place on your way home
Let's go get stoned

It ain't no harm
You're takin just a taste
But don't blow your cool
And start messing up the place

It ain't no harm you're faking just a nip
But make sure you don't fall down bust your lip

Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned

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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: VALERIE SIMPSON, JOSEPHINE ARMSTEAD, NICKOLAS ASHFORD

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