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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Saturday Night Smorgarsbord

A veritable Saturday Night Smorgasbord for you tonight in the fourth instalment of this accidental Saturday series.

Four more fairly eclectic offerings to tickle your tastebuds

We start with a little bit of Country courtesy of Vernon Oxford a singer from Rogers, Arkansas  who had a recording career from 1966 to 1982

After that we have a little bit of Jazz funk ... nice. I'm not quite sure how Pacific Express made it to my hard drive but then again they are not the only act I can say that about . The are a band from Cape Town in South Africa so  this may well be another one which is down to Ernie

Some Yusaf Islam for you also from the days when he went by the name of Cat Stevens. We have a live version of Sam Cooke's Another Saturday Night. (see the how did that get onto my hard drive reference above) If you, rightly, feel that it is not a patch on the original please keep watching this space.

Finally we have a member of the E Street Band with a song from when he was still very much a solo artist. Here is Nils Lofgren  with  One More Saturday Night  a track from his self titled and  first solo album from 1975.

Rest assured there will be more than one more Saturday Night. Tune in next week for more of the same.

Vernon Oxford - Hazard County Saturday Night

 Pacific Express - Saturday Night

Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night

Nils Lofgren - One More Saturday Night


  1. I think you're probably right about Pacific Express (no The). I certainly have that track on a compilation of local Cape Town acts, can't remember offhand whether I've posted it.

    Good to see Nils. That first solo album is a cracker.

  2. I did an interview with Vernon Oxford back in the 1970's. Later saw a documentary which featured him singing a scary gospel song called "Power In The Blood" which is available on Youtube.

    1. Absolutely
      We need more stories

    2. Ah Nils Lofgren yes, so rare to see him acknowledged in his own right. I used to say that Springsteen wasn't fit to lace Nils' shoes which admittedly was a bit of an exaggeration but not that much!