Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry (1988)
Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago.
There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different? When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory classic 80’s dance hits and more of the music that keeps you movin? we’re it.
See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more. For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.
Neneh, a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper and occasionally DJ/broadcaster hit paydirt with this song by 1989 when she’d win the MTV Video Music Award for “Best New Artist”. “Buffalo Stance” would hit #1 and top 10 in countries around the world.
There was an early version of this song that was actually the b-side of “Looking Good Diving” recorded by Morgan-McVey in 1986. The group was produced by U.S. Dance Music Hall of Fame producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. What was the connection? Morgan-McVey was made up of Jamie Morgan and Cameron McVey. McVey would would be Neneh’s future hubbie.
The song title refers to “Buffalo”, a group of photographers, models, musicians, hair and makeup artists, etc. formed by fashion stylist Ray Petri, of which group Cherry, Morgan, and McVey were all members.
The song’s title is also a reference (and samples) the Malcolm McLaren song “Buffalo Gals” released in 1983.
Other samples came from Rock Steady Crew’s “Hey You”, and the saxophone break is from the band Miami’s song “Chicken Yellow” (1974).
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