Why Dontcha

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Why Dontcha'
Studio album by West, Bruce and Laing
Released November 1972
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 38:15
Label Windfall/Columbia
Producer Andy Johns, West, Bruce and Laing
West, Bruce and Laing chronology
Why Dontcha
Whatever Turns You On

Why Dontcha is the first studio album by power trio West, Bruce and Laing.

The album features "The Doctor," which received heavy FM radio airplay upon the album's release and became a signature song in live performance for the band. Other noteworthy tracks include "Out Into the Fields," which Jack Bruce continued to perform in concert following West, Bruce and Laing's breakup (and which he re-recorded for his 2001 album Shadows in the Air), and "Love is Worth the Blues," a song loosely based on the chords and structure of The Rolling Stones' "Play With Fire".

Why Dontcha was West, Bruce and Laing's most successful album, reaching #26 on the Billboard U.S. album chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Why Dontcha" (Leslie West/Bruce/Corky Laing) - 3:04
  2. "Out Into the Fields" (West/Bruce/Laing/Pete Brown) - 4:41
  3. "The Doctor" (West/Bruce/Laing/Sue Palmer) - 4:29
  4. "Turn Me Over" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 2:45
  5. "Third Degree" (Eddie Boyd/Willie Dixon) - 5:14 (shortened version on french LP - 4:42)
    • Credited to Boyd alone on original pressings of the album.

Side two[edit]

  1. "Shake Ma Thing (Rollin' Jack)" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 3:17
  2. "While You Sleep" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 3:24
  3. "Pleasure" (West/Bruce/Laing/Brown) - 4:01
  4. "Love is Worth the Blues" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 4:12
  5. "Pollution Woman" (West/Bruce/Laing/Brown) - 4:28



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