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Saturday Night

by Grupo X

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1.
Soulful Man 03:18
VERSE 1 I love the way you smile When nothing’s going right You take a deep, deep breath And stick on in the fight Yeah The way your body swerves You got it going on This is a war of nerves But you got brains and brawn CHORUS ‘Cos you're a soulful man So happy your mine You’re happiest in your own skin Play the game, you always win ‘Cos you're a soulful man And I’m so happy your mine You got something that no wealth can buy And it can’t be faked, though many try VERSE 2 You are my Sugar Ray You are my Marvin Gaye Yeah, you are my Ellery from back in ’83 You gotta move your feet You don’t know when you’re beat Life is a marathon And you keep on keeping on, on, on CHORUS ‘Cos your a soulful man So happy your mine You’re happiest in your own skin You play the game, you always win ‘Cos you're a soulful man So happy your mine You got something wealth can’t buy And it can’t be faked, though many try Hey! ORGAN SOLO CHORUS Oh, you're a soulful man So happy your mine You’re happiest in your own skin You play the game, you always win ‘Cos you're a soulful man So happy your mine You got something that no wealth can buy And it can’t be faked, though many try Hey, Hey, Hey!
2.
Fire In Me 03:42
CHORUS Fire in me A love that keeps on burning Fire in Me A love that keeps me whole Set me free You know that I am yearning To keep this fire burning in my heart BRIDGE When the lights went down on an empty stage It was you and me in a warm embrace All the crowd had gone to another place I was left with you looking face to face When the lights went down on an empty stage It was you and me in a warm embrace All the crowd had gone to another place I was left with you looking face to face Face to face Looking face to face Face to face Looking face to face BRIDGE When the lights went down on an empty stage It was you and me in a warm embrace All the crowd had gone to another place I was left with you looking face to face When the lights went down on an empty stage It was you and me in a warm embrace All the crowd had gone to another place I was left with you looking face to face Face to face Looking face to face Face to face Looking face to face OUTRO Fire in Me Fire in Me Fire in Me Set me free Fire in Me Set me free
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VERSE 1 Ain’t got no money, but they’re asking me to pay Gotta find me a ticket, ‘cos I need to make my way Through the jungle and out the other side I’m on a journey, ‘cos it’s my special Saturday Night CHORUS Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night VERSE 2 Well, this drink tastes finer with every little sip Gotta sip it all up, to the very last drip I’m an evening alcoholic, with my slimline gin and tonic I’m feeling amorous, ‘cos you’re looking so glamorous In your Saturday Night gear CHORUS Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night BRIDGE We got no place to go We just hang out with our party friends We like that drinking part of the day Where we can drink our troubles away We got no work to do We just hang, don’t need no permit We like that drinking part of the day No need to curb it VERSE 3 Skinny legs, blonde hair Belly laughs, ’til we’re gasping for air Go outside for a cigarette Can’t take you anywhere My words are charming Baby, so disarming But when I’ve had a few I’m so hard to subdue, ‘cos you know CHORUS Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night Saturday Night, Saturday Night OUTRO We got a place to go We just hang out with our party friends We like that drinking part of the day Drink our troubles away
4.
Rise above it Got to rise above it
5.
El Sazón 03:19
Mira que rico mi sazón Para que goces sabroson Mira que rico mi sazón Para que goces sabroson Chicala chicala chi Chicala chicala chanchan Chicala chicala chi Chicala chicala chanchan Chicala chicala chicala chicala la bombón Mira que rico mi sazón Para que goces sabroson Mira que rico mi sazón Para que goces sabroson
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CHORUS Oh for a day In the sunshine In the light Give me peace And understanding Through the dark clouds I feel light VERSE 1 You are the star in my sky Your light is shining bright ‘Cos you are the day and the night Day and night I see the fire in your eyes The heat that sanctifies You are the source of my delight BRIDGE Never be alone Destiny demands We never be alone Yes we’re deep in this dance Never be alone Destiny demands We never be alone We raise up our hands CHORUS Oh for a day In the sunshine In the light Give me peace And understanding Through the dark clouds I feel light VERSE 2 How would life be without you? You’re all that I desire We’re gonna stay in this groove BRIDGE HORNS OUTRO, with vocal ad libs
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VERSE 1 Well I met you at the bar Talking at a hundred miles an hour Lithuanian rave night plugger Furry coat, drinking Belgian lager CHORUS Ya ya ya, ya ya ya Ya ya ya, ya ya ya VERSE 2 It was a networking occasion Meeting folks of a similar persuasion You said that you prefer Leeds to Venice And led me up to the rooftop terrace CHORUS Ya ya ya, ya ya ya Ya ya ya, ya ya ya BRIDGE Well I told ya that I didn’t want to see ya But you stalked me on my social media Late-night visits to my flat Left you on the welcome mat Crying “Baby, baby, baby I need ya” CHORUS Ya ya ya, ya ya ya Ya ya ya, ya ya ya Maybe you’re okay, after all And the sun lights up your face You make me wanna sing Don’t change a thing You never pause for breath But the passion in your eyes The pleasure that you bring Don’t change a thing You play your music too loud But you love your 45s A little bit left-wing? Don’t change a thing You forget to call me up But I love you anyway Gonna wear your wedding ring Don’t change a thing Don’t change a thing (ad lib)
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Kind Of Blue 04:55
VERSE 1 Tired of being kind of blue all the time? Need a change? Change of heart and of mind? That black dog runs us down, chases us There's nowhere to hide But we'll beat that black dog out of sight She's a coward youʼll find We're like Itzak Perlman's strings We're broke but we can play So get up everybody let's dance It's time to seize the day CHORUS Thereʼs no time for feeling lonely This malaise don't have to own you You're too strong for that So stand up and get moving Join us, we're grooving It's where the joy is at Don't say you can’t I know that you can If you just take small steps Each moment is new You know what to do If you just make that move Feel the fear and push on through VERSE 2 Overlooked and rejected Had knocks to our pride But we'll beat all the doubters in time Just jealous youʼll find With the patience of Jobe we can win Win through this pain Now get up everybody Do you hear what I say? CHORUS Thereʼs no time for feeling lonely This malaise don't have to own you You're too strong for that So stand up and get moving Join us, we're grooving It's where the joy is at Don't say you can’t I know that you can If you just take small steps Each moment is new You know what to do If you just make that move Feel the fear and push on through
9.
VERSE 1 Something’s happening It’s a little bit hard to describe Got this feeling And I just can’t shake off the vibe It’s unearthly Like an incubus is here on my scene Talking Obeah A kind of Voodoo, do you know what I mean? CHORUS Well there’s Something Going On Yeah there’s Something Going On VERSE 2 He’s been changing In the way he’s been acting with me With his herbals and potions Supernatural notions He’s not the guy I took him to be Superstition seems to govern every move that he makes Hiring readers and peddlers Paganistic meddlers There just a bunch of fakes CHORUS Well there’s Something Going On Yeah there’s Something Going On GUITAR SOLO CHORUS And there’s Something Going On Yeah there’s Something Going On BRIDGE Yeah, his head is full of all this mumbo-jumbo And he just can’t seem to see that that is wrong And people pulling him in all directions CHORUS Yeah, well there’s Something Going On Yeah there’s Something Going On VERSE 3 Now I’m not the kind of girl Who believes in other worlds But there’s something more to him than meets the eye And I don’t believe in magic But there’s something kind of tragic In the way he thinks he’s underneath a spell And I’m tryin’ to keep calm But he’s causing me alarm The man really needs to see a shrink When he’s lighting all these candles And I’m flying off the handle Not surprised I really need a drink CHORUS ‘Cos there’s Something Going On Yeah there’s Something Going On There’s Something Going On (REPEAT ad lib)

about

Grupo X celebrate twenty years since their first acclaimed album release, ’X-Posure’, with a brand new, hotly anticipated album, ‘Saturday Night’.

Grupo X vocalist and legendary UK house, soul, funk and jazz artist, Lisa Millett says, "We wanted to make an album that feels live and gives listeners the feeling of a great night out. We love playing live and have really missed it.”

The album features nine original dancefloor-friendly tracks, mixing diverse Latin rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia with Grupo X’s trademark Latin soul sensibility. In a stellar line-up, Lisa Millett is on top form, featuring on seven of the nine tracks, with Venezuelan salsero Lino Rocha guesting for funky cha cha, El Sazón.

It’s been a long journey. The album began in 2017 with three days recording at the famous Eve Studios, Stockport, followed by regular overdub sessions at the Butcher’s Shop studio in north London over the next three years. Grupo X released two singles as tasters from the album, ‘Something Going On’ (2018) and ‘Kind of Blue’ (2020), which received high praise and airplay from taste-making DJs, including Craig Charles on BBC 6Music.

The album was finished and ready to go in 2020 when Covid struck. Grupo X are proud to finally be able to present, ‘Saturday Night’, along with lead single, ‘Soulful Man’.

credits

released June 4, 2021

Lisa Millett - vocals
Al MacSween - piano
Simon Edwards - bass
Jim Le Messurier - drums
Pete Eckford - percussion
Dave Pattman - percussion
Olly Drew - guitar
Sean Corby - trumpet, flugel
Jonny Enright - trombone, keyboards

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Grupo X UK

New album, Saturday Night, out now!

Pioneering 10-piece Latin ensemble, Grupo X, started out in London in 1997, formed by trombonist Jonny Enright. Inspired by the sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s Latin New York, Grupo X’s regular appearances at London’s Jazz Cafe earned them a reputation for hard-hitting, crowd-pleasing, original Latin grooves. ... more

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