The Three Degrees (album)
|The Three Degrees|
|Studio album by The Three Degrees|
|Studio||Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Producer||Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff|
|The Three Degrees chronology|
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, "Year Of Decision" and the UK #1, "When Will I See You Again". The album charted at #11 on the UK album chart.
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.
|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|
|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|
|2010 remastered reissue bonus tracks|
|9.||"TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (MFSB featuring The Three Degrees)||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||3:36|
|10.||"Love Is the Message" (MFSB featuring The Three Degrees)||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||2:41|
|11.||"Dirty Ol' Man" (A Tom Moulton Mix)||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||8:21|
- The Three Degrees
- Sheila Ferguson - vocals
- Valerie Holiday - vocals
- Fayette Pinkney - vocals
- Joe Tarsia - recording engineer
- Owen Brown - photography
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||28|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||33|
|UK Albums Chart||12|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|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||—||—|
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