Oh What a Dream
|"Oh What a Dream"|
|Single by Ruth Brown|
|B-side||"Please Don't Freeze"|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Ruth Brown singles chronology|
"Oh What a Dream" is a 1954 blues song written by Chuck Willis and originally performed by Ruth Brown backed by members of The Drifters (only credited as her Rhythmakers). The song has been described as a torch song with a gospel tint, adding up to a big dose of that R&B balladeering as expressed in the lyrics and Brown's soulful performance:
"Dreamed I held you in my arms
But I'm still waiting for that day to come
Ohh what a dream, what a dream I had last night"
The single became Brown's fourth number one on the U.S. R&B chart.
- Patti Page had an August 1954 single release of the song - as "What a Dream" - which reached #10 pop.
- In 1960, Conway Twitty had a minor pop hit with his version of the song.
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