Studio album by Shalamar
April 12, 1977
Soul Train Records
Dick Griffey, Don Cornelius, Simon Soussan
Uptown Festival is the first album credited to American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1977 on the Soul Train label. (The album was in fact recorded by session singers). Uptown Festival peaked at #22 on the US R&B chart and #48 on the Billboard Albums chart.
The title track, a medley of ten Motown classics sung over a 1970s disco beat, was a hit in both the USA and the UK.
"Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo" (Toney/Williams) 4:03,
"Beautiful Night" 5:14,
"Uptown Festival" (Robinson/Moore/Holland/Dozier/Holland/Wonder/Moy/Cosby/Whitfield/Stevenson) 8:49 (Medley: Going to a Go-Go / I Can't Help Myself / Uptight (Everything's Alright) / Stop! In the Name of Love / It's the Same Old Song / Tears of a Clown / Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart / This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) / Baby Love / He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'),
"High On Life" (Cornelius) 3:35,
"Ooo Baby Baby" (Robinson/Moore) 3:46,
"You Know" 4:01,
"Forever Came Today" (Holland/Dozier/Holland) 5:49,
"Uptown Festival Part 1" (US Hot 100 #25, US R&B #10, UK #30),
"Ooo Baby Baby" (US R&B #59)
^ Allmusic review