My Favorite Record #2
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The Three Degrees: Collage (Roulette, 1970)

This may be the coolest record in my collection. Nearly every time I play it out, a curious listener dashes up to the DJ booth to find out who, what, where, when! It was co-written by Joe Walsh, guitarist for Cleveland rock band, the James Gang and appeared on their debut album, Yer’ Album from 1969. A year later it turned up on the flip of the Three Degrees re-recorded version of the Chantels “Maybe.”A word of warning–“Maybe” came with a few different B-sides, so check before you buy! Both versions are brilliant; the James http://laparkan.com/buy-sildenafil/ Gang’s leaning more heavily on folk-rock, whilst the Three Degrees get downright trippy, laying the psychedelia and soul on thick. The ever-changing Philadelphia girl trio already had 13 singles under their belt by the time this was released, but it would still be another few years before a turn towards disco would land them on the top of the charts–first with Soul Train theme song, “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” and then with “When Will I See You Again.”

Apologies for all the pops and crackle. I never managed to find a clean copy of this record. 

The James Gang original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSv9Sdo3VLw

3 Responses to My Favorite Record #2

  1. Bob McCune says:

    I may have a clean copy and will send it if I do. If I don’t, I probably can find one.

    Bob M.

  2. admin says:

    That would be MOST welcome! Thanks Bob. xo-Sheila

    • Bob McCune says:

      Let me know where to send it. I have a Tokyo address and a domestic one from the Pleistocene era!
      Bob M.

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