The Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special

Label:BBE – BBE414ALP, Strata Records (4) – none, 180 Proof Records – none
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Reissue
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Funk, Jazz-Funk


A1Saturday Night Special7:07
A2Joy Road5:00
B1Belle Isle Daze 7:30
B2Creative Musicians2:38
B3Saturday Night Special (Alternate Take)6:56
C2Allen Barnes4:29
C3On Your Mind2:44
D1Help Me Get Away7:42
D2Saturday Night Special (Lost Alternative Mix)3:25
D3Belle Isle Daze (Lost Alternative Mix)4:24

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Cover track listings and timings omit second part of Saturday Night Special (A1) which is Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 from original album timing correct at 7:07 long. Cheeba Pt.1 & Pt. 2 are combined in C1 so 9:58 long. Cover and label have incorrect length for Cheeba.

Recorded November 26 and 27, 1973 and Sweetened in January 1975 at Strata Sound Studios, Detroit.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003141416
  • Label Code: LC 15287
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 107376-A-Λ RC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): 107376-B-Λ RC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): 107376-C-Λ 1 RC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): 107376 -C[crossed out] D-Λ RC 1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 13)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Saturday Night Special (LP, Album, Stereo)Strata Records (4)SRI-105-75US1975
Saturday Night Special (LP, Album, Reissue)Strata Records (4)SRI-105-75US2001
New Submission
Saturday Night Special (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue)Wax Poetics RecordsWPR005US2009
Recently Edited
Saturday Night Special (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)BBQ (2), Wax Poetics RecordsBBQ05CDJapan2009
New Submission
Saturday Night Special (CD, Album)Uuquipleu RecordsUUQUIPLEU 21509US2015



  • jeremy_duncan's avatar
    Outstanding album - pressing is clean and flat. So great BBE has reissued this again!
    • porkpie_hat's avatar
      Edited 4 years ago
      I find this BBE pressing to be truly excellent. It is better than the wax poetics release on my system at least, and much better than the 2001 re-release. The master tape 'distortion' on this pressing appears to be very faithfully reproduced, which I find a superb experience. If you want less of that, or your system is not great at tracking, or you are going to use it only for DJ, the wax poetics one is maybe a good choice.
      • Scubarobnj's avatar
        I don't know if there was an inconsistency in the pressing but my copy sounds really nice. And funny enough the distortion is actually more enjoyable on my copy than the online version, as it is not blowing out, but is actually quite crisp. And the entire mix throughout is totally fine. Very thick record when sealed, and one of my vinyls did also have visible scuff marks, but by no means did this effect the sound. If you see it in the store, id say its worth the risk under $30.


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