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MP3: Jackie Wilson and Laverne Baker, Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before

The official version of “Think Twice” barely dented the pop charts in 1966, though it was something more of an R&B hit.

This NSFW version, recorded just for fun at the end of a recording session, was never even released. And given that the two of them sing about cocaine, reefer, cunnilingus and sing just about every swear word in the English language, right up to the C-word, it’s easy to see why.

Any ol’ rapper can cuss up a storm on wax, but few have ever done so with such swelling glory as this. This one’s worth it for any number of reasons – the way Wilson elides the word “ho,” or just to hear Baker rip him a new one throughout. – John Nova Lomax

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