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.
Talisman were a Swedish hard rock band characterized by an international melodic/powerful sound. Talisman was formed by bass player Marcel Jacob, who had previously played with Rising Force, John Norum Group and Power. While Jacob was playing with John Norum, he started working on tracks which he thought would end up on Norum's second solo album. The singer on those demos was Göran Edman, also in John Norum Group at that time. Norum rejected the songs and, in the meantime, Göran was offered the opportunity to join Yngwie Malmsteen's band…
Men at Work were one of the more surprising success stories of the new wave era, rocketing out of Australia in 1982 to become the most successful artist of the year. With its Police-styled rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, wailing saxophones, and off-kilter sense of humor, the band's debut album, Business as Usual, became an international blockbuster, breaking the American record for the most weeks a debut spent at the top of the charts. Their funny, irreverent videos became MTV favorites, helping send "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under" to number one. Men at Work's momentum sustained them through their second album, 1983's Cargo, before the bottom fell out of the band's popularity. After releasing Two Hearts in 1985, Men at Work broke up, becoming one of the better-remembered phenomena of new wave.
The Very Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan on Star Records is an excellent scandinavian compilation of the hits by the Irish singer who was successful in the UK in the charts from 1970-1974.Sadly no big hit singles between 1975-1979 but "What's In A Kiss" was a hit in 1980 .Unfortunately it does not include the original version of "I Wish I Could Cry" (A version from 1995 is included here) but it does include an excellent selection of singles by Gilbert O'Sullivan including the brilliant single "I'll Believe It When I See It".It also includes other favourite singles like "Why Oh Why Oh Why","Nothing Rhymed",Alone Again Naturally","Clair","No Matter How I Try",Ooh-Wakka-Do,Wakka De,""Matrimony","Get Down","You Are You","Ooh Baby" and "What's In A Kiss".
Nino Tempo & April Stevens's relation to rock was pretty tenuous; after all, most of their early and mid-'60s hits were updates of popular standards like "Deep Purple," "Whispering," "Stardust," and "Tea for Two." They weren't quite in the easy-listening mainstream, though, due to the pop/rock feel of most of their arrangements, and Stevens's breathy, sensual style. Tempo, in fact, was a good friend of Phil Spector, working under the producer as a session musician…
While it's certainly not a misstep to begin an overview of Springfield's '80s output with his most well-known song, the greatest treasures of this compilation are still to come, in rapid-fire display.
Patrice Rushen is an american keyboardist, singer, songwriter, arranger and musical director with several Top Ten R&B hits, including "Haven't You Heard," "Forget Me Nots," "Feels So Real," and "Watch Out." "Forget Me Nots"…she had an outstanding career for more than 37 years!