With her light, airy vocals, Bronx-born Cory Daye helped to transform Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band into one of the most exciting bands of the late-’70s disco era. Creating some of the earliest disco recordings, Daye and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band skillfully mixed big band, swing, jump blues, Broadway tunes, and Caribbean influences into their infectious dance music.
Leaving Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band to pursue a solo career, Daye found immediate success. Fueled by a double-sided 12″ hit single, “Green Light” and “Pow Wow,” her debut solo album, Cory and Me, attained gold status.
Set back by the collapse of disco, Daye joined Kid Creole & the Coconuts in the early ’80s, singing on their 1982 album, Tropical Gangsters, and appearing as a guest vocalist on their 1995 album, To Travel Sideways.
Resuming her solo career, Daye recorded a pair of 12″ singles, “City Nights” b/w “Manhattan Cafes” in 1986 and “Middle of the Night in 1987. Since the early 2000s, she has worked with writer/producer Coati Mundi…… Excerpted from www.allmusic.com
I remember vividly frolicking at a legendary gay nightclub in Chicago called Broadway Limited in the mid 1970’s. The quarter drink nights on Tuesdays, stellar dj’s, and the music that became a soundtrack for my early out years. The first time I heard “Cherchez La Femme” by Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band” the my axis shifted. The vintage big band sound was hypnotizing certainly, but it was the haunting and clarevoyant sound of Corey Daye that created a lifelong lambic pathway from my ear to my soul. Her voice retains that power over me to this day. Zoot Suit City… August Darnell.. Coati Mundi.. Lori Eastside…. Corey Daye was and is a Sunday kind of love for me.
I want a Sunday kind of love A love to last past Saturday night And I’d like to know It’s more than love at first sight And I want a Sunday kind of love Oh yeah, yeah