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One Night

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(Bartholomew / King)

 

Information:
Smiley Lewis first recorded this Dave Bartholomew-Pearl King tune in 1956 as One Night of Sin (Imperial 5380). His recording did not chart.

 

On January 24, 1957, Elvis recorded One Night of Sin at Radio Recorders. The risqué version ("One night of sin is what I'm praying for") was not released until 1983, when it appeared on the LP Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 4. The cleaned-up version that was first released on singles and LPs ("One night with you is what I'm now praying for") was recorded a month later on February 23, 1957, also at Radio Recorders. Take #10 is the master recording. Elvis's single release of One Night reached #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart during its 17-week stay on the chart, #24 on the country chart, and #10 on the rhythm & blues chart. In England the song went to number one and stayed at the top for three weeks. Worldwide sales have easily exceeded one million copies. In 1976 Roy Head (ABC / Dot 17650) covered Elvis's version. In 1963 Fats Domino (Imperial 5980) had covered Smiley Lewis's original version.

 

Elvis sang One Night in concert countless times. A recording of his performance at the Bloch Arena for the USS Arizona Memorial has appeared on several bootlegs. In 1980 RCA finally released the performance on the Elvis Aron Presley LP. Elvis came close to the original risqué lyrics in his 1968 TV Special, Elvis.

 

Lyrics:
 

One night with you is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan would make my dreams come true
Just call my name and I'll be right by your side
I want your sweet helping hand my loves too strong to hide
Always lived a very quiet life, I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you has been too lonely too long
One night with you is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan would make my dreams come true

Always lived a very quiet life, I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you has been too lonely too long

One night with you is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan would make my dreams come true

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on single »

 

Singles:

- I Got Stung / One Night (RCA 20-7410) October 1958. Standard 78 RPM release »

- I Got Stung / One Night (RCA 47-7410) October 1958. Standard 45 RPM release »

- I Got Stung / One Night (RCA 447-0624) 1961. Gold standard series reissue.

- I Got Stung / One Night (RCA PB-11112) October 1977. One of 15 singles in the boxed set 15 Golden Records - 30 Golden Hits (RCA PP-11301).

 

EPs:

- A Touch of Gold, Volume 2 (1959) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong (1959) »

- NBC TV Special (1968) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »

- Elvis Forever (1974) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

- Elvis: Memories (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

– The Legendary Magic of Elvis Presley (1980) »

– Elvis NBC TV Special (1981) »

– Rock'n'Roll Forever (1981) - Candlelite »

- Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 4 (1983)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

- Reconsider Baby (1985)

- The Collection, Volume 1 (1986)

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- Always Elvis – The Dutch Album (1997)

- Memories of the ’68 Comeback Special (1998)

- A Golden Celebration (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Tiger Man (1998)

- Artist of the Century (1999)
- Elvis – The Concert (1999)

- Burbank ’68 (1999) - FTD »

- Best of Artist of the Century (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- The Best of Elvis Presley (2001)

- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)

- The Way It Was (2001) - FTD »

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Elvis 30#1 Hits (2002)

- Elvis Forever – Limited Edition (2004)

- Elvis NBC TV Special – The Vinyl Classics Edition (2005)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD »

- Loving You (2006) – FTD »

- Rock’n’Roll Hero (2006)
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong (2007) - FTD »

- An American Trilogy (2007) – FTD »

- The Way It Was (2008) - FTD »

- The Wonder of You (2009) »

- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »

- Elvis as Recorded at Boston Garden '71 (2010) - FTD »

– 3000 South Paradise Road (2012) - FTD »

– The On Stage Season (2013) - FTD »

- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD »

- Rock Around the Bloch (2015) - FTD »

- The Best of British - The RCA Years - 1959-1960 (2015) - FTD »

– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »

– NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD »

What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »

Holiday Season in Vegas (2018) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- The King of Las Vegas Live (1973) - Hazbin / Wizardo Records

- Sold Out (1974) - E.P. Records

- The King: From the Dark to the Light (1974) - Tiger Records

- The Hillbilly Cat "Live" (1974) - Brookville Records

- Elvis' 1961 Hawaii Benefit Concert (1978) - Golden Archives Records

- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 1 (1979) - Audifon Records
- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 2 (1979) - Audifon Records

- That's the Way It Is (1980) - Amiga Records

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