I Don't Need No Doctor" was a hit song written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Jo Armstead, and first recorded by Ray Charles in 1966. Over the years, it has been covered by bands such as garage rock band The Chocolate Watch Band in 1969, Humble Pie in 1971, New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1972, metal band W.A.S.P. in 1986 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 peaked at #73 on the singles chart. Billboard Hot 100
The jazz guitar player
John Scofield recorded a version for his album in 2005, featuring the blues guitarist That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles 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 is also available on his CD/DVD release . A Ray Charles tribute album also provided the impetus for jazz singer Where the Light Is Roseanna Vitro's version – specifically, her 1997 CD, Catchin’ Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles
In 2005, the Brazilian Hard Rock band
Dr. Sin, recorded a version for their sixth album , it is a covers album with only songs with the word 'Doctor' in the title. The version of Dr. Sin was inspired by the Humble Pie version. Listen to the Doctors
Singer-songwriter Joan Osborne covered the song on her 2012 album . It was also covered on 1980s Mod Band Bring It On Home Secret Affair's 2012 album release Soho Dreams. In 2015, 60's garage-rock band The Sonics covered the song on their album This Is The Sonics.
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