I’m fond of this imperfect and apparently rare 1984 album by Dr. Buzzard’s Savannah Band, who, in a prior life, were called Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and had a disco hit with “Cherchez La Femme.” Most who happen to hear the album do not have my enthusiasm for it - critic Robert Christagau documented his dismay after first hearing an advance version of the album that he thought was brilliant, only to be confronted with this curious, Hooked On Classics drum machine release. Suffice it to say, the Savannah Band was the original vehicle for Kid Creole, who left after three albums with his sidekick Coati Mundi to form the music project he’s worked on for the last three decades. This album features front guy Stony Browder Jr - Kid Creole’s brother - and the luminous Cory Daye in a collection of songs that is much different from the big band/disco fusion that gave them their name. You can hear what might have been underneath the booming beat and strange mix, but it’s not without its delights. Cory Day has popped up on Kid Creole albums for years since, and still has a live singing career with Coati Mundi. I’ve notice Browder’s name on song credits over the years, as well. The song “Stony and Cory,” on Kid Creole’s latest album, is all about them.