The Doctors are in...
And their prescription of choice is a proverbial hair-of-the-dog, one-two punch. You know, threat the ailment with a dose of cure by the same name.
"It's simple. If you're in a funk, well ya gotta go and get the funk. It'll fix you straight up," says Dr Walter Hemingway, medical chief of staff for The Root Doctors, South Carolina's preeminent feel-good clinic. "Music - funky music- is the remedy, man."
Combine heaping portions of bass, rhythm guitar and brass with uniquely hip, feel-good grooves and you have the beginnings of a healing party that is safe to administer in massive doses to any member of the family, ages 8 to 80.
Whenever the band performs, it never disappoints, always keeping an emphasis oh having fun and making fans happy.
"Creating new music remains high on our agenda, but we also will continue to perform our favorite class dance and party tunes. we enjoy them as much as the fans do," Hemingway said. "our fans have been phenomenal, and The Doctors always have been about pleasing a crowd."
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Beatles - Hey Jude
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Just the Two of Us
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for Love
Boz Scaggs - Low Down
Cameo - Slide
Cameo - Word Up
Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama
Clarence Carter - Strokin'
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Easy
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
Earth Wind and Fire - After Love Has Gone
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Earth Wind and Fire - Shining Star
Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Gap Band - Burn Rubber
Gap Band - Dropped the Bomb
Gap Band - Early in the Morning
Gap Band - Party Train
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Ike and Tina - Proud Mary
Isley Brothers - It's Your Thang
Isley Brothers - Shout
James Brown - I Feel Good (I got you)
James Brown - Sex Machine
K.C. and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
K.C. and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
K.C. and the Sunshine Band - That's the Way
Kool and the Gang - Celebration
Kool and the Gang - Get Down on It
Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Morris Day and the Time - Jungle Love
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Parliament - Flashlight
Paul Young - Oh Girl
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Prince - 1999
Prince - Irresistible Bitch
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sexy M.F.
Rick James - Give It to Me Baby
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Sam and Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - My Girl
Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Moondance
WAR - Low Rider
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
We had the best time! I wish we could do it all again! The Root Doctors were fantastic and our first dance song was perfect! -Kathryn C.