Dr. Feelgood & The Interns

Dr. Feelgood & The Interns

Real Name:
Dr. Feelgood: Willie Lee "Piano Red" Perryman; Interns: see below
Profile:
Willie "Piano Red" Perryman, who had amused and entertained rhythm and blues audiences since the 1940s with his zany, inimitable style, joined OKeh in 1961. Perryman and his group of musicians, at that time not yet named, gathered in Columbia's Nashville studio at 2:30 in the afternoon on May 31, 1961, and by 6:30 had recorded eight new songs, including a remake of Piano Red's 1950 hit "The Wrong Yo-Yo" [RCA Victor 50-0106]. They also recorded an original song which the Beatles would make very famous a few years later — "Mister Moonlight" — and another novelty song, "Doctor Feel-Good," about a "doctor of love" who only liked women who weighed over 400 lbs. When the latter song was released on January 5, 1962, the group became known as Dr. Feelgood & the Interns. Although "Dr. Feel-Good" [Okeh 7144] and second followup "Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo" [Okeh 7156] both charted, and a subsequent album was issued, we have been left all these years with the question, "Who were the Interns?" We knew that "Dr. Feelgood" was Willie Perryman, who played piano on the session, but there was no information on the album or anywhere else, it seemed, to identify the backing group. One well-known reference source even claims Willie Perryman was the whole group! But after digging up the recording session sheet from the Sony Archives, I can now say with assurance that the others were Roy Lee Johnson, Jr. (guitar), Howard Hobbs (bass), Bobby Lee Tuggle (drums), Curtis Smith (guitar), and Beverly Watkins (guitar). - Mike Callahan (Both Sides Now Publications)
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Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Discography

Albums

Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Dr. Feelgood And The Interns (Album) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dr. Feelgood And The Interns* Doctor Feel-Good / Mister Moonlight (Single) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood And The Interns* What's Up, Doc / Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo (Single) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version
Roy Lee Johnson With Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Roy Lee Johnson With Dr. Feelgood & The Interns - Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze (Single) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood And The Interns* The Same Old Things Keep Happening / Let's Have A Good Time Tonight (Single) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version
SEG 8310 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns R & B with Dr Feelgood(7", EP, 4 s) Columbia SEG 8310 UK 1962 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood And The Interns* Bald-Headed Lena / My Gal Jo (Single) Okeh US 1963 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood & The Interns The Doctor's Boogie (Single) Okeh US 1963 Sell This Version
4-43372 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Doctor Of Love (7", Promo) Columbia 4-43372 US 1965 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Where Did You Go Columbia Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Sugar Bee / You're So Used To It (Single) Capitol Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
CL 15569 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Sugar Bee / You're So Used To It(7", Dem) Capitol Records CL 15569 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4-43236 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns It's A Sin To Tell A Lie(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 4-43236 US Unknown Sell This Version
5-2220 Dr. Feelgood And The Interns* Dr. Feelgood / Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo(7") Epic 5-2220 US Unknown Sell This Version
MS-1115 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Dr. Feelgood To The Rescue / I'm Sticking With You Baby(7") Master Sound (2) MS-1115 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ED 122 Dr. Feelgood & The Interns What's Up Doc?(LP, Comp) Edsel Records ED 122 UK 1983 Sell This Version

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