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Please try again later. MP3 Music Verified Purchase. We're touring the world this summer and with all the languages it's great. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The "Saturday Night" song originated in Nigeria, and a number of stories have grown up around it - that it was a Weavers song it wasn't, though Pete Seeger included it in one of his solo songbooks and that it was composed as a protest against military government-imposed curfews lifted on Saturday night only in Lagos in either the s or s, depending on the source of your rumor.
The original Nigerian song apparently was only a fragment of a forgotten older piece. It was Trinidadian calypso singer Aldwyn Roberts "Lord Kitchener" who popularized it in Britain in the late s by repeating the song's one line over and over in different languages - hence the association of this African song with Caribbean rhythms and styles.
So first, we have the Tarriers with the original U. It's interesting to me how muted Darling's parts are here - he emerged from the group as the most accomplished musician, with a distinctive high tenor voice barely discernible here and as one of the best and most versatile folk banjoists of the whole revival - here he's just strumming.
Another version of the song appeared in a fascinating and odd film called Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich , a documentary made in Norway about a group of teenaged recruits to the Norwegian navy and their training cruise aboard the vessel. When they stop in the Caribbean, they have to of course sing a calypso or two, so I'm not sure who is performing it, though IMDB gives credit for this and most of the familiar songs in the movie to the aforementioned Terry Gilkyson - doesn't sound like him, though - he had a rich, round, musical-comedy style baritone.
Bud and Travis also did an outstanding version of "Saturday Night," with that frenetic high-speed Spanish guitar strumming for which they were famous, but there is no video available of it at the moment.
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Travis who died in May a year ago was described by both Bob Shane and John Stewart of the Kingston Trio as a hero to them - he was an established local star in San Francisco when Shane and the original group started, and Stewart was effusive to the end of his life in the gratitude he expressed for Travis's many kindnesses shown him when Stewart was starting out in his pre-Trio days.
Travis was a regular guest performer at Stewart's Trio Fantasy Camp in Arizona every year, and in he was joined for a rendition of the song by his old friend Bob Shane recently retired due to a heart condition and the KT of George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Bob Haworth: The numerically impressive New Christy Minstrels and Serendipity Singers both took a stab at the song, with the Christys having some radio airplay success with it. I always enjoyed their version, but this studio recording is a bit more cluttered than their live performances of it: I originally misidentified this cut as the Serendipities, which is why their album cover appears in the video.
Both groups in any event branched out from the simple acoustic folk sound that they had started with, and this cut demonstrates the distinctively "pop" direction record companies wanted folk to take - one of the reasons why the whole popular folk era is so disregarded critically and lampooned a la A Mighty Wind.
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So it's not a great leap from the Serendipitys to a full-on, mainstream pop version by Percy Faith and his orchestra: The song has also been a staple of jazz groups as well, especially as popularized by Denmark's Papa Bue and his Viking Jazz band in Dixieland style. And that, my friends, is as far off the reservation as I'm going in this series. I love pop, I love love Dixieland - but I love folk music most of all. I feel the need next week for a real Anglo or Irish ballad to write about hint Newer Post Older Post Home. About This Site Comparative Video is a resource for performance videos of some of the classic popular folk songs of the last several decades with personal commentary on them by Jim Moran, a teacher of literature for nearly forty years and a folk musician and writer for a decade longer.
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