West, Bruce & Laing - The Doctor
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West, Bruce & Laing - The Doctor




West, Bruce & Laing (WBL) were a blues rock power trio super-group formed in 1972 by Leslie West (guitar and vocals; formerly of Mountain), Jack Bruce (bass, harp, keyboards and vocals; ex-Cream) and Corky Laing (drums and vocals; ex-Mountain). The band released two studio albums, Why Dontcha (1972) and Whatever Turns You On (1973), during their active tenure. Their disbanding was officially announced in early 1974 prior to the release of their third and last album, Live 'n' Kickin'.


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".







Lyrics


Don't you send for the doctor 'cause I'm dyin' the blues

I got nothin' to live for and nothin' to lose


And I know in my mind, in my heart

That we live two worlds apart

And I know in my mind I can't bear

To lose all the things that we share


Don't you call for the doctor 'cause I'm cryin' in shame

I got no excuses 'cause I'm the one to blame


And I know in my heart it's all up to you

To give me the chance that I gave to you

And I know in my mind I can't bear

To lose all the things that we share


Don't you call for the doctor 'cause I'm cryin' in shame

I got no excuses 'cause I'm the one to blame


And I know in my…

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