Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (album)

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Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
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Studio album by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Released 1976 (1976)
Recorded February 2, 1976 – March 4, 1976
Genre Disco, big band, soul
Length 34:08
Label RCA
Producer Sandy Linzer
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band chronology
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
(1976)
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Meets King Penett
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA[2]

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band is the debut studio album by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. It was released in 1976 by RCA. It peaked at number 22 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 31 on the Top R&B Albums chart.[3]

In his book Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco, music writer Peter Shapiro described the album as "one of the most fully realized, dazzling artifacts from the black bohemian intelligentsia".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by August Darnell and Stony Browder Jr., except "Night and Day" written by Cole Porter.

No.TitleLength
1."I'll Play the Fool"4:47
2."Hard Times"4:09
3."Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon"5:46
4."Sunshower"4:02
5."We Got It Made/Night and Day"3:45
6."You've Got Something/Betcha the Love Bug Bitcha"5:38
7."Sour and Sweet/Lemon in the Honey"6:01

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 22
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band". AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Eric (15 April 2008). "Kid Creole - Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1974 - 1983". slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018. 

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