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The Philly sound period
am 30. Oktober 2004
The Three Degrees were one of the most successful groups to emerge from the Philadelphia soul scene in the seventies. Their American success was limited to their Philly sound period but they continued to have success in Europe, particularly Britain, for a few years after that. Their music is a wonderful mix of ballads and up-tempo material but may generally be described as easy-listening disco music.
This collection focuses on the early part of their career, their Philly sound period. Among the hits included here are TSOP (their only American number one hit) and When will I see you again (their only British number one hit). Other great songs including Dirty old man, Year of decision and Take good care of yourself, the last two of which charted high in the UK.
After they switched labels to Ariola, their British hits included Golden lady, Jump the gun, Giving up giving in, Woman in love, The runner and My simple heart. You must look elsewhere if you want those tracks.
As a collection of their Philly sound music (the only part of their career that most Americans are interested in), this is brilliant.