I Don't Need No Doctor" is an R&B song written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Jo Armstead, first recorded by Ray Charles in 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 metal 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 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 from a Los Angeles show during that tour is available on Mayer's 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 2004 the blues singer
Beth Hart performed a live version with her band, shown on the DVD . Live at Paradiso
In 2005, the Brazilian hard rock band
Dr. Sin recorded a version for their sixth album, , 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 2014, Demented Scumcats covered the song on their album Splatter Baby in a psychobilly version.
In 2015, 60's garage-rock band
The Sonics covered the song on their album This Is The Sonics.
In 2016, the song appeared in the Lost In Paris Blues Band self-titled album, including Paul Personne, Ron Thai, and blues guitar star
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