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Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNA Title: DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNA Street Release Date: 12/06/1988

      
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All Artists: Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Title: Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078635150421

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No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNA
Title: DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNA
Street Release Date: 12/06/1988

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