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
Let's Do It Again
(2002)Let's Do It Again2002
Singles from Uptown Saturday Night
  1. "Luchini AKA This Is It"
    Released: February 28, 1997

Uptown Saturday Night is the acclaimed debut studio album from American hip hop group Camp Lo, released January 28, 1997 on Profile Records and distributed through Arista Records. The album spawned the hit single, "Luchini AKA This Is It".

The album peaked at twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]

Uptown Saturday Night is often hailed as a classic by fans and critics. 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".[2]

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]

1."Krystal Karrington"Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:24
2."Luchini AKA This Is It"Randolph, Smith, Spencer, Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:59
3."Park Joint"Cobham, Deodato, Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:27
4."B-Side to Hollywood" (feat. Trugoy the Dove)Jolicoeur, Wallace, Wilds3:46
5."Killin' Em Softly"Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:43
6."Sparkle"Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:39
7."Black Connection"Hugo & Luigi Chorus, Wallace, Weiss, Wilds, Willis4:06
8."Swing" (feat. Butterfly)Butler, Wallace, Willis2:50
9."Rockin' It AKA Spanish Harlem"Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:37
10."Say Word" (feat. Jungle Brown)Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:13
11."Negro League" (feat. Karachi R.A.W. and Bones)Jackson, Thomas, Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:23
12."Nicky Barnes AKA It's Alright" (feat. Jungle Brown)Wallace, Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:13
13."Black Nostaljack AKA Come On"Fulton, Sigler, Wallace, Wilds, Willis4:12
14."Coolie High"Roberts, Wallace, Wilds, Willis4:00
15."Sparkle (Mr. Midnight Mix)"Wallace, Wilds, Willis3:47

Chart history[edit]


Chart (1997)[1] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 27
U.S. R&B Albums 5


Year Single Peak chart positions[5]
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


  • 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[6]

Source: Allmusic


  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  3. ^ Diehl, Matt (1997-01-24). "Uptown Saturday Night - Music - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  4. ^ Surround, El. "Camp Lo :: Uptown Saturday Night :: Profile". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 

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