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1969's cleverly titled Canned Wheat introduced several of the bands most remembered songs and still sounds incredibly fresh, a product from the days of classic rock. Burt Cummings great rock & Roll voice keeps the most overdone Song fresh and Randy Bachman's underrated guitar work always serving the song' s needs.
Recorded in the aftermath of Randy Bachman's departure, Share The Land was a better album than anyone expected. It was the biggest selling original album in their career. Burton Cummings is in excellent voice and the new double lead guitar team of Kurt Winter and Greg Leskiw gave the band a greater range than they had before. The original album includes two numbers from earlier sessions, Palmyra and The Answer , featuring Randy Bachman on guitar.
They played around New York City and upstate usually dressed in cool 40's gangster garb; doubled breasted suits and fedora hats. They made a huge impact on clubs around the world and became regulars at Studio 54, New Yorks premier club and were feted as one of the new genres most creative practioners.
They were spotted by RCA Records and offered a contract. They sold a lot of records between 1976 and 1979 and here on one CD are the two biggest albums of their short lived career, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (1976) and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Meets King Penett (1978)
In 1979 Cory Daye left the group to pursue a solo career, teaming up with Sandy Linzer for the album Corey & Me and in 1981 August Darnell and Coati Mundi formed Kid Creole & The Coconuts, who enjoyed phenomenal success in Europe during the early 80s. Their third album, 1982's Tropical Gangsters, with the album reaching No.3 staying on the album chart for 40 weeks and all their singles top 10 hits in the UK.
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