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Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band - Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band (1976)

Artist:  Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
Title:  Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
Release:  1976
Format:  LP
Label:  RCA Records
Catalog#  APL1 1504

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was a big band and swing influenced disco band, formed in the Bronx, New York. They are best known for their #1 US dance hit, “Cherchez La Femme/C’est si bon”, from their self-titled debut album.
The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard albums chart. The lead vocals were provided by Cory Daye.
The band was conceived by half-brothers Stony Browder and Thomas “August Darnell” Browder, with the former writing music and the latter writing lyrics. They started the band in 1974 with singer Cory Daye, drummer Mickey Sevilla, and percussionist Andy Hernandez (Coati Mundi). The band released three albums between 1976 and 1979. Its music blended disco beats with rhythms from genres including calypso, rumba, cha-cha-chá, and compas. The Browders, who were both multiracial, wrote songs embracing multiculturalism over instead of stories about tragic mulattos. They were frequent performers at Studio 54. Darnell and Hernandez went on to form Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Elbow Bones and the Racketeers. Daye also pursued a successful solo career.
Their 1976 song, “Sunshower”, has been sampled by a number of artists.

Side one
1.  I’ll Play The Fool  (4:47)
2.  Hard Times  (4:12)
3.  Whispering / Cherchez La Femme / Se Si Bon  (5:44)
4.  Sunshower  (4:04)

Side two
1.  We Got It Made  (3:46)
2.  You Got Somethin’ / Betcha’ The Love Bug Bitcha’  (5:40)
3.  Sour And Sweet / Lemon In The Honey  (6:03)

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