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  I Don't Need No Doctor

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I Don't Need No Doctorsubmitted:
2007/11/24 08:01:30
revised:
2007/11/24 14:05:03


This Armstead, Ashford, and Simpson tune made it onto the charts for Ray Charles in about 1966, and was recently redone by Scofield and Mayer on Scofield's tribute to the music of Ray Charles, "That's What I Say". Sco's changes are different from the Charles version (and Humble Pie's power chord version), and you can here them in the clip below from the Tonight Show (and download the clip from Scofield's site: http://johnscofield.com/music.html )

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The main groove (excerpted below) is Scofield's E7 lick followed by G and A chord tones which are anticipated by bass notes. Mayer's line does the opposite by coming in behind the beat with notes rounding out the Gmaj7.





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The second part (excerpted below) keeps G as the upper voice over three different chords C#m7-5, D11, and C69:

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So, it seems like mostly E dorian, and based on the above bits, here's what I think are the changes used:

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