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DrsWoodard 104 +8 (harmony)
Oh What A Night
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Oh, What a Night"Single by The Dells Recorded 1954 Release on Album in 1956
Genre Doo-wop, soulLength 6:09Label Cadet RecordsSongwriter(s) Marvin Junior, Harvey FunchesProducer(s) Bobby Miller
"Oh, What a Night" is a song first recorded by the doo-wop group the Dells and released in 1954, originally under the title "Oh What a Nite". The song is said to have been inspired by a party, which had been held in the Dells' honor by some female friends of the group.[
The Dells' original recording on the Vee Jay label peaked at number four on the R&B singles chart. In 1969, they refashioned it as a soul song on the Cadet label. The new "Oh, What a Night" was notably different from its original counterpart with an altered arrangement and tempo, and included a spoken recitation, in the introduction, from bass singer Chuck Barksdale. This new version reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one on the Best Selling Soul singles chart.
The 1969 version was ranked #260 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
"Oh, What a Night" has been covered by Sly Stone & the Biscaynes (1978), Tracey Ullman (1983), Lester Bowie (1986), the Moonlighters (1988), Nick Kamen (1988), Barbara Jones (1995), Donnie & the Del Chords (1999), and Unisoghn (2001).
1950s versionLead vocals by Harvey Funches and Marvin JuniorBackground vocals by Harvey Funches, Marvin Junior, Michael McGill, Chuck Barksdale and Verne Allison1960s versionLead vocals by Junior Marvin (Marvin Junior) and Johnny CarterBackground vocals by Johnny Carter, Michael McGill, Chuck Barksdale and Verne AllisonSpoken intro by Chuck BarksdaleProduced by Bobby Miller
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