Sunday, August 28, 2011

Now They Call Them Oldies: 'Oh, What a Night' by The Dells (1956)

Its been awhile since I posted an oldie song so I decided to start them back up again just to mix up the music posts a bit. So, this week's feature oldie song is the 1956 hit Oh, What a Night, by American R-and-B group The Dells. The Dells originate out of   Harvey, Illinois, USA in 1952 consisting of original members Marvin Junior, Mickey McGill, Lucius McGill, Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, and Johnny Funches. In 1955 the group signed on with  Vee-Jay Records, and in 1956 they recorded Oh, What a Night which would make the Top 5 of the R&B singles chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. This song is also ranked at #260 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And so there is the first 'oldie' post for the Summer, a bit late I know, its just that Summer-time is for being out-doors and away from computers and all, so there ;-D

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