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A musical icon ahead of his time. Kid Creole recounts the story of his success from Dr. Buzzard to Ze Records.
It is a sure sign of a good artist when you have a difficult time describing to others what they sound like. And with that said, _(artist-name)Kid Creole_ is one of the most difficult ones out there to explain. Armed with a potent concoction comprised of equal parts Cab Calloway, Trinidadian steel band, and Studio 54, Kid Creole brought a large-scale revue quality to the music he was creating – whether it be his disco big bands, or his solo productions for genre benders like Alan Vega and James Chance. Creole, also sometimes operating under his real name, August Darnell, sat behind the boards for a dizzying number of recordings throughout the 70s and 80s, penning hits for _(artist-name)Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band_, Machine, and his aptly titled group, Kid Creole and The Coconuts.