Cory Daye is most noted for being the voice behind Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Most Disco fans instantly recognize her voice when the 1976 disco classic "Cher Chez La Femme"is heard.
A native New Yorker, Cory was born in the Bronx. After three albums with Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band she went solo and with the help of writer producer Sandy Linzer she had success with her 1979 LP Cory and Me.
On the Disco tracks "Green Light" and "Pow Wow" Cory Daye uses her vocal talents to make the somewhat cheesy lyrics into a great listen, with its great arrangement and orchestration it's hard to resist.
The 12" hit the top of Billboard's Disco charts and the album turned gold. She hit at the right time to score a Disco hit (1979). Too bad the Disco backlash was about to occur.
After that she did some projects with August Darnell's Kid Creole and the Coconuts on several of their albums.
Cory is still alive and kicking and can be contacted for bookings through Arena Production: Music In Motion Management. (718) 492 -5226. Or visit their website at: www.arenaproduction.com for more info.
Corey, Pow Wow is also in my top 50 disco songs of all time, and like I said to Marlena Shaw: It's almost painful when you have to choose 50 out of SO many greats but you are there.
Cory Daye, thanks for all the love and enjoyment you bring.
Listen to Pow Wow:
Take a listen to perhaps Cory Daye's most famous song that she was featured on: Dr. Buzzard and the Original Savannah Band's "Cher Chez la Femme"
Cory's voice should have been destined for greatness. Her vocals on Hard Times are incredible
Cory is an icon!
She's the voice I wish I had! Cory Daye still is one of my singing idols! Never had the chance to see her live, but I would still love to see her. Her voice is like honey and so distinctive. Any song she does is great!
Serious voice it's was the main reason I listen to disco for that brief moment
CORY DAYE HAS SO MANY HIT RECORDS AND THAT VOICE IS TOTALLY AWSOME! SHE IS THE REAL "QUEEN OF THE MOST DIVERSE FANTASTIC SONGS" LISTEN TO EVERYTHING SHE HAS RECORDED AND ITS A TOTAL MAJESTIC VOICE! MS. DAYE IS TRUELY ONE OF A KIND! FROM LEAD SINGER FOR DR. BUZZARDS SAVANNAH BAND TO LEAD SINGER OF KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS TO HER SOLO ALBUM CORY & ME BY MS.DAYE & SOLO OF CITY NITES MANHATTAN CAFES!WE HAVE NOT HEARD THE LAST OF THIS REMARKABLE WOMAN.THE SONG BY ODDESSY, NATIVE NEW YORKER WAS WRITTEN ABOUT CORY DAYE!
I love "Night i New York" on the Elbow Bone and the Racketeers lp. I gotta look up the other stuff listed. I was listening to Dr. Buzzard and decided to google her. I always loved her voice.
is "Cory and Me" on CD?
The "Cory & Me" LP is a masterpiece! "Green Light" and "Pow Wow" are great Disco tracks. But the rest of the LP is timeless. Her vocal on "Single Again / What Time Does The Balloon Go Up?" takes it out of the pop relm and makes you really listen to the lyric. The entire LP is, in my opinion, on equal footing with the 1st Savannah Band LP.
One of my gigs was at a Roller-Disco, when this LP was released. "Be Bop Betty" & "Keep The Ball Rollin'" were perfect, for roller-disco!!!
It was a crime that Blue Chip / Profile unleashed the Latin Rascals on her '86 release, "City Nights / Manhattan Cafes". They destroyed a perfectly wonderful song, that could've been another hit for Cory.
OH you must forgive my blondeness
People call me lady D too
I assume now you meant Lady Daye..
Same here Cory..
Thanks ,but It's not untill June 1st.. dont rush me..lol
WAY BACK IN THE DAY, like all my mentors growing up used to say to me. I met Cory when DR BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND was performing at a club I was spinning at. She was stunning to look at. Those retro-40's look that the band used, made her seem like someone right out of a SAM SPADE movie. When she performed, it was like a Pulp Fiction novel!! . I love it, was captivated and hypnotized by the performance. I was, like the TRAMMPS used to sing, "Hooked For Life". When she went solo years later, I was reintroduced to Cory on a Promotional swing through Miami, at the Florida Record Pool. She was classy and very professional. And friendly! Giving me a peck on the cheek as she left. Love her!