It’s night in the big city

A lawyer has troubled sleep

The dogs can smell rain

“We’re gonna play doctor, we’re gonna doctor the books. We’re gonna talk about Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Who, Dr. Doom, Dr. Phil, Dr. Zhivago , Dr. Death, and Dr. Nick .”

Singers and Songs

  • The Rolling Stones
    Dear Doctor

    “I love Mick’s hillbilly accent.”

  • Snooks Eaglin
    Saint James Infirmary
  • Horner Clemons and His Texas Swingbillies
    Operation Blues
  • Send For The Doctor

    “Just like Jimmy Nelson, he had his mind blown by hearing Big Joe Turner when he was 15…Nobody loved music like Doc; you could always see him at clubs in New York, right up front.”

  • Doctor My Eyes
  • Dinah Washington
    Long John Blues
  • Lord Lebby
    Dr. Kinsey Report

    “..recorded in the style that was known as rural mento. It was kinda the pre ska which was kinda the pre reggae. The mento band would usually feature banjo, acoustic guitar, percussion and something called the rumba box. Like calypso, this music was often taken from the newspaper and usually quite risqué. Here’s a song that meets both those criteria.”

  • Hadacol Boogie
  • B.B. King
    Walking Dr. Bill

    “Ya know sometimes you see a record and the title just doesn’t make sense to ya. The first time I saw this 45 I thought the name was Walking Dr. Bill; I didn’t know who Dr. Bill was. But I listened to it and I realized that B.B. King is saying that he’s a walking Dr. bill, cause he’s messed up ever since his lady left him. Well now it makes perfect sense.”

  • The Great Medical Menagerist
  • Would You Believe It, I Have a Cold
  • The White Stripes
    Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine

    “That’s for all the folks who wonder what it might have sounded like if Robert Plant sang The Monster Mash – and I mean that in the best possible way, Jack!”

  • The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
    You Done What the Doctor Couldn’t Do

Other People and Players

  • Hippocrates
  • Cicero
  • The Pharaos
  • Dr. Jonah Salk
  • Jerome Felder
  • Raoul Felder
  • Jimmy Nelson
  • Big Joe Turner
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • The Byrds
  • Ben Franklin
  • Dr. Alfred Kinsey

    “According to his (Dr. Kinsey’s) research, there were 6 different outlets to sexual orgasm. They were: masturbation, petting, nocturnal dreams, heterosexual coitus, homosexual behaviors, and bestiality. I’m batting about 40 percent.”

  • Connie Boswell
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Roy Acuff
  • Chico Marx
  • Minnie Pearl
  • Hank Williams
  • Dr. Charles Pepper
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Hermes
  • Mercury
  • Alchemy
  • Christian Scientists
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Voltaire
  • Roy Hall And His Blue Ridge Entertainers
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Syd Nathan

The Places

  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt
  • County Cork, Ireland
  • West Indies
  • Sugar Land, Texas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • New York
  • Tombstone, AZ
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Los Angeles
  • Waco, TX
  • Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store
  • Toccopola, MS
  • St. Louis
  • Sun Recording Studios

Record Labels

Other Songs and Albums

  • “I got nothing against downloads and mp3s, but getting’ this cd without the pictures and liner notes – well, it’s not as good as having it on the big twelve inch record, but at least there’s a booklet there. And believe it or not folks, you can even read it in a power failure – as long as it’s daytime.”

  • Heroin
  • Sympathy for the Devil

    “You know we’ve gotten a bunch of emails, people saying they don’t like gospel music. Mostly they say they don’t like don’t like it cause of the subject matter; they don’t want to hear religious music. Let me just point out, you can just listen to it as music. The beautiful part of it is that the people singing believe it so much. Any time people sing about what they believe, it elevates it. You don’t have to be a junkie to enjoy the Velvet Underground song, ‘Heroin.’ You don’t have to have horns and a pitchfork to enjoy ‘Sympathy for the Devil,’ but it does help. The thing is it’s all music, and when the people believe what they’re singing, it’s just better.”

  • Beggar’s Banquet
  • Save the Last Dance for Me

The Guests

  • John Cusack
  • Tom Waits

Types of Doctors

  • Podiatrist
  • Urologist
  • Dermatologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Hematologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Pediatrician
  • Obstetrician

Famous Doctors That Aren’t Doctors

“Theme Time Radio Hour, where music meets medicine.”