The Three Degrees (album)

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The Three Degrees
Studio album by The Three Degrees
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Sigma Sound Studios (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre Soul
Length 31:26
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
The Three Degrees chronology
Maybe
(1970)
The Three Degrees
(1973)
International
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Three Degrees is a 1973 studio album released by girl group The Three Degrees. Since their formation in 1963 until 1969, The Three Degrees had released several hit singles on various labels, including Swan Records, Warner Bros. Records, Metromedia, and Neptune. Their first studio album, entitled "Maybe" was released on Roulette Records in 1970 as were several other singles on the same label.

This was the first studio album recorded by the Group for Philadelphia International Records and was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Released in 1973, the album includes three hit singles, "Dirty Ol' Man", a #1 hit single in the Netherlands,[2] "Year Of Decision" and the UK #1, "When Will I See You Again".[3] The album charted at #11 on the UK album chart.[4]

The album was re-issued on CD in 2010, for the first time in the UK, by Big Break Records. This re-issue includes three bonus tracks including a 1977 remix of "Dirty Ol' Man" by Tom Moulton.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dirty Ol' Man"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 4:33
2. "Can't You See What You're Doing to Me"   Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes 2:31
3. "A Woman Needs a Good Man"   Bunny Sigler, Mikki Farrow, Marvin E. Jackson 4:19
4. "When Will I See You Again"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 2:58
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "I Didn't Know"   Bunny Sigler, Jean Lang 2:50
6. "I Like Being a Woman"   Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes 3:56
7. "If and When"   Joseph B. Jefferson, Bunny Sigler 7:07
8. "Year of Decision"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 2:42

Personnel[edit]

The Three Degrees[edit]

  • Sheila Ferguson - vocals
  • Valerie Holiday - vocals
  • Fayette Pinkney - vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
[5][6]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 28
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 33
UK Albums Chart 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B

[5]
US
A/C

[5]
UK
[6]
1973 "Dirty Ol' Man" 58
1974 "Year of Decision" 74 13
"When Will I See You Again" 2 4 1 1
1975 "I Didn't Know" 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. The Three Degrees: The Three Degrees > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 40". Top40.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "www.chartstats The Three Degrees ''The Three Degrees'' UK album charts". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  4. ^ "www.chartstats The Three Degrees ''When Will I See You Again'' UK singles chart". Chartstats.com. 1975-03-22. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Three Degrees". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  6. ^ a b "UK Charts > The Three Degrees". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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