Uptown Saturday Night (album)

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Uptown Saturday Night
Studio album by Camp Lo
Released January 28, 1997
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Hip hop, jazz rap, Soul
Length 54:19
Label Profile, Arista
Producer Ill Will Fulton (exec.), Ski, Trugoy the Dove
Camp Lo chronology
Uptown Saturday Night
(1997)
Let's Do It Again
(2002)
Singles from Uptown Saturday Night
  1. "Coolie High"
    Released: August 22, 1996
  2. "Luchini AKA This Is It"
    Released: February 28, 1997
  3. "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On"
    Released: October 13, 1997

Uptown Saturday Night is the debut studio album from American hip hop group Camp Lo, released January 28, 1997 on Profile Records and distributed through Arista Records. Camp Lo is a duo consisting of Geechi Suede (Saladine Wallace) and Sonny Chiba (Salahadeen Wilds).

The album peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the hit single, "Luchini AKA This Is It".

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
RapReviews (10/10)[3]

The album peaked at twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[4]

Leo Stanley of Allmusic called the album "a refreshing fusion of hip-hop, soul, and jazz that manages to avoid most jazz-rap clichés while retaining street credibility," and "a worthwhile debut."[1]

Cover art[edit]

The album cover is an homage to the album cover of Marvin Gaye's I Want You, which featured the painting "Sugar Shack" by Ernie Barnes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[5] Length
1. "Krystal Karrington"   Wallace, Wilds, Willis   3:24
2. "Luchini AKA This Is It"   Randolph, Smith, Spencer, Wallace, Wilds, Willis
  • "Adventures in the Land of Music" by Dynasty
3:59
3. "Park Joint"   Cobham, Deodato, Wallace, Wilds, Willis
  • "September 13th" by Deodato
3:27
4. "B-Side to Hollywood" (feat. Trugoy the Dove) Jolicoeur, Wallace, Wilds 3:46
5. "Killin' Em Softly"   Wallace, Wilds, Willis   3:43
6. "Sparkle"   Wallace, Wilds, Willis 3:39
7. "Black Connection"   Hugo & Luigi Chorus, Wallace, Weiss, Wilds, Willis 4:06
8. "Swing" (feat. Butterfly) Butler, Wallace, Willis   2:50
9. "Rockin' It AKA Spanish Harlem"   Wallace, Wilds, Willis 3:37
10. "Say Word" (feat. Jungle Brown) Wallace, Wilds, Willis   3:13
11. "Negro League" (feat. Karachi R.A.W. and Bones) Jackson, Thomas, Wallace, Wilds, Willis   3:23
12. "Nicky Barnes AKA It's Alright" (feat. Jungle Brown) Wallace, Wallace, Wilds, Willis 3:13
13. "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On"   Fulton, Sigler, Wallace, Wilds, Willis 4:12
14. "Coolie High"   Roberts, Wallace, Wilds, Willis 4:00
15. "Sparkle (Mr. Midnight Mix)"   Wallace, Wilds, Willis   3:47

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1997)[4] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 27
U.S. R&B Albums 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1996 "Coolie High" 62
1997 "Luchini AKA This Is It" 50 8 21 5
"Black Nostaljack AKA Come On" 24

Personnel[edit]

  • art direction – Carla Leighton
  • artwork – Dr. Revolt
  • assistant engineering – Dejuana Perignon, Dexter Thibou, Max Vargas
  • bass – Joe Quinde
  • design – Carla Leighton
  • engineering – Guido, Joe Quinde
  • executive production – Ill Will Fulton
  • illustrations – Dr. Revolt
  • mastering – Alan Douches
  • mixing – Guido, Kenny Ortíz, Joe Quinde
  • multi-instruments – Joe Mendelson
  • performer(s) – The Bones
  • photography – Christian Lantry
  • piano – Pete Levin
  • production – Joe "Ski" Chink, Ill Will Fulton, Jocko, Trugoy the Dove
  • vibraphone – Bill Ware
  • vocals – Tracey Amos
  • vocals (background) – Bill Ware[7]

Source: Allmusic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ Diehl, Matt (1997-01-24). "Uptown Saturday Night - Music - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  3. ^ Surround, El. "Camp Lo :: Uptown Saturday Night :: Profile". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  4. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Camp Lo". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 10-07-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 

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