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Friday, July 31, 2009

THE 3 DEGREES - ARE YOU SATIS-FIED?


While it's fun to own and collect "rare" records, I am always the first one to say that I love hit records of the sixties just as much as deep rarities. Just because a record is rare and sells for lots of money certainly doesn't make it great! Many super expensive 45's make me scratch my head at WHY they are so valuable. But, of course, there's also a few really expensive ones that more than likely I'll never be able to afford.

That said, I am proud to say that this is one of the rarest 45's in my collection, but it's SO GOOD. This was released right around the time that tiny little Swan records went belly up so more than likely very few got pressed. This song is yet another example of a song that with the right exposure probably would have been a massive hit.

The 3 Degrees were formed in Philadelphia in 1963 and went through a few lineup changes (I believe this is their final record with the original lineup) before settling into their hit making mid '70's soul-disco sound.

from 1966...

THE 3 DEGREES - ARE YOU SATIS-FIED?

5 comments:

plasticsun said...

Right you are Derek - this song is great, not just rare.

Anonymous said...

Derek, another belter! This track is utterly wicked and worth it at twice the price!!!! Well done mate.

Darcy said...

I love the way they printed the degrees sign after the 3.

HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...

Nice One!!

Peace and SOUL,
Dave...

Todd Lucas said...

Love this record! I found a copy in a thrift store here a few years back. I didn't even realize that it was rare. If I remember correctly, I blogged it not too long after finding it. Great stuff.