Saturday Night Blues (album)

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Saturday Night Blues: The Great Canadian Blues Project, Volume 1
Studio album by
Various artists
Genreblues music
LabelStony Plain Records
Various artists chronology
Saturday Night Blues: The Great Canadian Blues Project, Volume 1
Saturday Night Blues: 20 Years

Saturday Night Blues is a compilation album of recordings by Canadian blues performers, released by Stony Plain Records and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991.[1] Subtitled "The Great Canadian Blues Project, Volume 1", the album was released as a tie-in to the CBC Radio program Saturday Night Blues, and was compiled from a mix of previously-released material, new unreleased recordings and performance tapes from the CBC Radio archives.[2] It was one of the first significant compilations of the work of Canadian blues artists.[3]

The album was a cowinner, with Loreena McKennitt's The Visit, of the 1992 Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.[4]

A sequel album, Saturday Night Blues: 20 Years, was issued in 2006.

Critical response[edit]

Mark Miller of The Globe and Mail gave the album a mixed review, calling some of the songs excellent but criticizing the album for including only one woman and only one artist from the vibrant blues scene in Quebec.[3] Helen Metella of the Edmonton Journal reviewed the album positively, writing that "these 20 cuts acknowledge the tremendous variety and top drawer quality of northern blues."[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Danser le loup"Gerald Laroche3:01
2."No More Doggin'"Colin James4:16
3."Path to the Liquor Store"Jackson Delta3:36
4."I Need a Woman"Johnny V and The Houserockers3:32
5."Just Your Fool"Dutch Mason3:44
6."Thinking About You"Lester Quitzau4:07
7."Bert's Boogie"Amos Garrett3:05
8."Bad Luck Blues"Ken Hamm3:35
9."Love U 2 Much"Rita Chiarelli and the Road Rockets4:19
10."Pussy Footin'"Dean Cottrill2:50
11."Rockin' Little Boogie"Downchild Blues Band3:47
12."Goin' Down South"Bill Bourne3:02
13."Statellite Dish"Brent Sam Parkin and the Stingers3:32
14."Nothing to Show"The Drew Nelson Band4:19
15."T.V. Preacher Blues"Big Dave McLean and the Muddy-Tones3:15
16."Love of a Woman"Jack Semple and the Luxury Blues Band3:52
17."Hey Rosita"Paul James3:53
18."Tombstone Boogie"David Raven3:48
19."The Drifter"Roger Howse3:20
20."Clear But Confusing"Rusty Reed and the Southside Shuffle2:02


  1. ^ "The continued blues revival added a cheery note; Stony Plain Records celebrated 15 good years in business". Edmonton Journal, January 2, 1992.
  2. ^ a b "Northern blues package a meaty meal". Edmonton Journal, December 8, 1991.
  3. ^ a b "Mining for great Canadian blues". The Globe and Mail, January 6, 1992.
  4. ^ "Here's who took top music prizes". Vancouver Sun, March 31, 1992.