Another Saturday Night (1963)

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!

This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 

Today’s music comes to us from 1963

Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:

"Another Saturday Night" is the title of a 1963 hit single by Sam Cooke from the album Ain't That Good News. The song was written by Cooke while touring in England when staying in a hotel room where no female guests were allowed. It reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was No. 1 on the R&B chart for a single week. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart.

Cooke's version featured his spoken recitation, which is done during the instrumental break.

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on Cooke's version of the song. Other musicians on the record included John Anderson on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Jewell Grant on sax, Ray Johnson on piano, and Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, and Clifford Hills on bass.

In 1974, Cat Stevens recorded a version of the song that peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Hot 100, No. 13 Easy Listening, No. 1 in Canada twice, on September 28 and October 19, separated by two other No. 1s, and No. 19 in Stevens' UK homeland.

The Stevens version featured an electric organ, plus a trumpet, that played a mariachi styled melody during the instrumental break.

See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.

You can now join in the fun! Just add your Throwback Thursday link to the list below.  Your song choice can be from any era, so long as it is at least 10 years old. 


  1. Mary,

    I think it's Cat Stevens' version I remember. Great oldie! Thanks for hosting, my friend. ;)

  2. So many great covers, but it is nice to here Sam


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