|Studio album by West, Bruce and Laing|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock|
|Producer||Andy Johns, West, Bruce and Laing|
|West, Bruce and Laing chronology|
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.
- "Why Dontcha" (Leslie West/Bruce/Corky Laing) - 3:04
- "Out Into the Fields" (West/Bruce/Laing/Pete Brown) - 4:41
- "The Doctor" (West/Bruce/Laing/Sue Palmer) - 4:29
- "Turn Me Over" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 2:45
- "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.
- "Shake Ma Thing (Rollin' Jack)" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 3:17
- "While You Sleep" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 3:24
- "Pleasure" (West/Bruce/Laing/Brown) - 4:01
- "Love is Worth the Blues" (West/Bruce/Laing) - 4:12
- "Pollution Woman" (West/Bruce/Laing/Brown) - 4:28
- Leslie West: vocals, producer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro,
- Jack Bruce: bass, organ, harmonium, harp, vocals, choir, chorus, producer, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
- Corky Laing: drums, rhythm guitar, vocals, producer
- Andy Johns: producer, engineer
- Dan Turbeville: assistant engineer
- Ed Lee: art direction, design, photography