EVERYBODY LIKES SATURDAY NIGHT

Created on 22/05/2004
Latest update on 10/09/2021

Artist: Akanbi Wright & his Rhythm Band
Author: Akanbi Wright
Label: His Master's Voice
Year: 1942

B-side op The Five Nigerian RAF. Reissued on cd Awon Ojisé Olorum: Popular Music in Yorubaland 1931-1952 (British Library).

Covers:

1951:

Adou Elenga [as Tout le monde samedi soir; reissued on cd Ngoma, The Early Years focusing on pre Franco rumba from central Africa; See also: Maria Tchebo]

1952:

Pearl Primus [in L.A.]

1954:

Percy Faith [as Everybody Loves Saturday Night crediting P. Campbell]

1956:

Easy Riders [idem; trio with Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller; crediting themselves]

1957:

Tarriers [idem; credited to Arkin/Carey/Darling]

1961:

Bud & Travis [idem]

1964:

Chubby Checker

1966:

Foseca et ses Anges Noirs [as Samedi soir; from Senegal]

1967:

Sheila [as Tout le monde aime dancer, B-side of Adios Amor, the biggest French hit that year]

1975:

Ousmane M'baye [from Senegal as Tout le monde aime samedi soir]

1980s:

Bopol Mansiamina [idem; from Congo]

1992:

Papa Bue

Song originating from West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria). British rule installed a curfew in Nigeria, except on Saturday (Bobo Waro Fero Satodeh). The rhythm reached African shores through the Caribbean. According to British musicologist John Collins calypso was imported to Africa by Jamaican and Trinidadian soldiers of the King's West Indian Rifles regiment stationed in Ghana at the end of the 19th century. Beverley Washburn's Everybody Loves Saturday Night (hit US in '62) is another song.

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