The Three Degrees were hugely successful
internationally throughout the seventies, particularly in the UK where they
enjoyed ten top forty hits including Year Of Decision, Take Good Care Of Yourself
and the anthemic ballad When Will I See You Again.
They are also the longest running girl group in
the world and MAYBE was their debut album in 1970, it put them on the musical
map after a couple of years without major success. After later hits on Philadelphia
International Records, Roulette put together an album of mainly unreleased
material – the result was SO MUCH LOVE, which is reproduced in it’s entirety on
the second disc in this deluxe reissue.
MAYBE, a cover of the Chantels,, was the Three Degrees
first hit reaching R&B #4 and Pop
#29. It was sampled by J Dilla in 2006. They achieved further R&B hits with I DO TAKE YOU, YOU’RE THE ONE, THERE’S
SO MUCH LOVE ALL AROUND ME and TRADE WINDS.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with 22 bonus tracks, MAYBE is a must for all Soul
and Pop fans out there!
Release Date: 24/09/2012
A TASTE OF HONEY was the debut album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1978 The album features the international Disco smash hit BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE which is featured here in three different mixes.
Produced by Capitol Records' Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell, the album made #2 on the R&B album chart and #6 on the US Pop album chart, achieving Platinum status in the process. The rare 12" remixes of the hits Boogie Oogie Oogie and follow-up Disco Dancin' are included as bonus cuts other single versions. BBR introduce the first ever expanded re-master of this album on CD.
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Having been R&B hit makers for years, the group were no strangers to the American Soul Chart but the pairing of the group with Philadelphia's Gamble & Huff took them to an iconic level of appreciation. The top 20 album spawned the now classic UK #1 When Will I See You Again and the top 20 hit Year Of Decision. Also featured was their Philly debut single Dirty Ol' Man which topped the charts in the Netherlands, staving off the threat of Demis Roussos in the process!
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