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Cory Daye

  • Cory and Me [New York International, 1979] A-

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Cory and Me [New York International, 1979]
This doesn't reach like Dr. Buzzard, but it's an impressive showcase for Daye, who proves herself a much more engaging--not to mention hip--all-purpose songstress than Natalie Cole and her ilk. Sandy Linzer's material is coarser commercially than August Darnell's--the disco furbishing tackier, the nostalgia more automatic--but it fleshes out a persona that's sexy and even a little wasted without trafficking in escapist hedonism or porny impersonality. And the music really romps. A-