The Three Degrees (album)

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The Three Degrees
The Tree Degrees - The Three Degrees.jpg
Studio album by The Three Degrees
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Studio Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul
Length 31:26
Label Philadelphia International
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
The Three Degrees chronology
The Three Degrees
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 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.[3]

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
1."Dirty Ol' Man"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff4:33
2."Can't You See What You're Doing to Me"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes2:31
3."A Woman Needs a Good Man"Bunny Sigler, Mikki Farrow, Marvin E. Jackson4:19
4."When Will I See You Again"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff2:58
Side two
5."I Didn't Know"Bunny Sigler, Jean Lang2:50
6."I Like Being a Woman"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes3:56
7."If and When"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bunny Sigler7:07
8."Year of Decision"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff2:42


The Three Degrees
  • Sheila Ferguson - vocals
  • Valerie Holiday - vocals
  • Fayette Pinkney - vocals


  • Joe Tarsia - recording engineer
  • Owen Brown - photography


Chart (1973) Peak
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


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. The Three Degrees: The Three Degrees > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 40". Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Three Degrees - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Three Degrees". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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