Uptown Saturday Night (album)

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Uptown Saturday Night
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 1997
Recorded1995 - 1996
StudioD&D Studios and New World
(New York City, New York)
GenreEast Coast hip hop, jazz rap, Alternative hip hop
LabelProfile, Arista
ProducerIll Will Fulton (exec.), Ski, Trugoy the Dove
Camp Lo chronology
Uptown Saturday Night
Let's Do It Again
Singles from Uptown Saturday Night
  1. "Luchini AKA This Is It"
    Released: February 28, 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. 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]
The Source3/5[6]
USA Today3/4 stars[7]

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 a 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"Sylvers, 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



Year Single Peak chart positions[11]
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
1996 "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[12]

Source: Allmusic


  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "Uptown Saturday Night – Camp Lo". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Diehl, Matt (January 24, 1997). "Uptown Saturday Night". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Ashon, Will (March 1997). "Camp Lo: Uptown Saturday Night (Profile)". Muzik (22): 104.
  5. ^ Surround, El (April 18, 1997). "Camp Lo :: Uptown Saturday Night :: Profile". RapReviews. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  6. ^ "Camp Lo: Uptown Saturday Night". The Source (89): 80. February 1997.
  7. ^ Jones, Steve (January 28, 1997). "Camp Lo, Uptown Saturday Night". USA Today. Archived from the original on April 23, 2000. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Camp Lo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  9. ^ "Camp Lo Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  11. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  12. ^ "allmusic ((( Uptown Saturday Night > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved October 8, 2010.

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