Dells ( The ) - OH WHAT A NIGHT

First performance: 19/08/1978


Coverinfo

 Bruce used the song three times as a snippet in 'Quarter to three '
 
"Quarter To Three" includes "Oh, What A Night" in the midsection. 
 
1978-08-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY 
 
1978-08-26 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI 
 
 
  

Songinfo

"Oh, What a Night" is a song first recorded by the doo-wop group the Dells and released in 1956, 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 the bass member of the group.
 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Oh what a night, to love you, dear
Oh what a night, to hold you near
Oh what a night, to squeeze you, dear
That's why I love you so!

Oh what a night, to love you, dear
Oh what a night, to walk you, dear
Oh what a night, to kiss you, dear
That's why I love you so!

I won't forget all those things
You have told to me
The craze in my heart
Won't let me forget your love

Oh what a night, to love you, dear
Oh what a night, to hold you near
Oh what a night, to squeeze you, dear
That's why I love you so!

Oh what a night, to love you, dear
Oh what a night, to want you, dear
Oh what a night, to kiss you, dear
That's why I love you so!