- Released: March 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Spin - p.112
"[They] wrapped knowing, catty sentiments in big-band arrangements and vocalist Cory Daye's butter-cream alto."
- 1.I'll Play the Fool
- 2.The Gigolo and I
- 4.Hard Times
- 5.Mister Love
- 6.Cherchez La Femme / Se Si Bon
- 7.I'll Always Have a Smile For You
- 8.Organ Grinder's Tale, An
- 9.You Got Something / Betcha' The Love Bug Bitcha'
- 10.Transistor Madness / Future D.J.
- 11.Sour And Sweet / Lemon In The Honey
- 12.We Got It Made / Night And Day
- 13.Nocturnal Interludes
- 14.Soraya / March Of The Nignies
- 15.Auf Wiedersehen, Darrio
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band: Cory Daye (vocals); Stoney Browder, Jr. (guitar, piano); "Sugar Coated" Andy Hernandez (vibraphone); August Darnell (bass); Mickey Sevilla (drums); Dan Armando Bonillo (percussion).
Producers: Sandy Linzer (tracks 1, 3-4, 6, 9, 11-12); Stony Browder, Jr. (tracks 2, 5, 7-8, 10, 13-15).
Compilation producer: Basil Marshall.
Includes liner notes by Jacqueline Rhinehart.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The Very Best of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band compiles the highlights from the group's first two albums, which featured the kitschy, big band-influenced disco group at the height of their powers. All of the group's hits -- "I'll Play the Fool," "Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon," "Sour and Sweet/Lemon in the Honey" -- are included on the collection, as well as a number of first-rate album tracks, making it not only the perfect place to start, but also the only Dr. Buzzard album any fan needs to own. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine