Monday, July 30, 2007

Pow Wow

Song: Pow Wow
Artist: Corey Daye
Album: Pow Wow

Speaking of disco, here is a genuine disco gem you might not know. “Pow Wow” by former Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band vocalist Corey Daye, is an immediately joyful, utterly ridiculous record that you (and your feet) will have a hard time resisting. Mixing a broken heart with, well… sparking up, Corey Daye’s “Pow Wow” is one of two major hits the singer recorded (along with “Green Light”) found on her only solo album.

I thank my good friend Ray for introducing me to this song via some killer disco mixes he made me. (This one entitled “Crisco Disco”… nasty!) Again, another reminder that within the world of music, it is impossible to know it all and there are still untold gems out there awaiting to be discovered. Oh wow!

Something I didn’t know from my research… Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band’s song “Sunshowers” has been sampled by A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killer, De La Soul, Doug E. Fresh, and was the basis of the M.I.A. single of the same name.


See Miss Daye work it out with Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band:



BrianF said...

A little bit about Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - their biggest hit "Cherchez La Femme" was covered by Gloria Estefan a few years ago. The original still gets played on Hot 97. Also - founding member August Darnell produced several other acts and later became Kid Creole. Corey Day became one of his... Coconuts. Remember them?

BrianF said...

Me again. One more thing about "Cherchez La Femme" - the opening line is "Tommy Mottola lives on the road..." The future record mogul was their manager at the time. Great performance clip from Youtube - but why is she in her bathrobe?