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.
Artist: Dr. Buzzard´s Original Savannah Band
Title: Dr. Buzzard´s Original Savannah Band
Label: RCA Records
Catalog# APL1 1504
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band is the debut album by disco group Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, released in 1976 on RCA and including the band’s best-known and most successful track “Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon”. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard albums chart and #31 on the R&B listings. The lead vocals were provided by Cory Daye
The band was conceived by half-brothers Stony Browder Jr. (February 7, 1949 – October 6, 2001) and Thomas Browder (also known as August Darnell, born August 12, 1950), with the former writing music and the latter lyrics. They started the band in 1974 with singer Cory Daye (born April 25, 1952), drummer Mickey Sevilla, and percussionist Andy Hernandez (Coati Mundi). They released three albums between 1976 and 1979. Their music blended disco beats with rhythms from genres including calypso, rhumba, cha-cha-chá, and compas. The Browders, who were both multiracial, wrote songs embracing multiculturalism over stories about tragic mulattoes. A smaller lineup known as Dr Buzzard’s Savannah Band (omitting the word “original”) also released a fourth album in 1984. 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.
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)
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)