Best Of 70s Soul: Collage

The Three Degrees
When The Three Degrees signed to Roulette Records, after some years of struggling, Sheila Ferguson, Fayette Pinkney and new member Valerie Holiday immediately began recording material for their new label. The result of these sessions would be their 1970 wonderful psychedelic soul album Maybe. On the LP were covers of familiar tracks including Jimmy Webb’s MacArthur Park, Lynn Anderson’s Rose Garden, and Collage, which Joe Walsh (The Eagles) co-wrote. There was also the Hoagy Carmichael classic Stardust. Another cover was a song made famous by The Chantels, Maybe. The Three Degrees version would give them their biggest hit at that point of their career.

In the years afterwards the three ladies were in search of a sound that would suit them best. When they eventually signed to Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International label, after a period of minor success, they instantly hit the jackpot with Dirty Ol’ Man in 1973.

Enjoy this new episode of Best Of 70s Soul!


Wayne Miran & Rush Release – Oh Baby (1974)
Natural High – Trust In Me (1979)
The Emotions – Layed Back (1979)
Margie Joseph – Something To Fall Back On (1976)
Beverly & Duane – We Got To Stick Together (1977)
CJ & Co – Sure Can’t Go To The Moon (1977)
Spyder Turner – I’ve Changed (1978)
Bob-A-Rela – Spend The Night (1979)
The Impressions – You’ll Never Find (1976)
Tony Wilson – The Politician (A Man Of Many Words) (1976)
George McCrae – I Ain’t Lying (1975)
The Three Degrees – Collage (1970)
Brass Construction – Ha Cha Cha (Funktion) (1976)
The Mob – I’d Like To See More Of You (1971)


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