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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VALERIE !!!
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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The girls just returned from a tour of Japan and The Former Ladies Of The Supremes opened up for them.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hello TREBLE CLEF....did the Degrees had a new show, any new numbers!
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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where are all the other items ?

a nice article: the malay mail - title: Three Degrees on the way

http://www.mmail.com.my/Curren t_News/MM/Wednesday/Entertainm ent/20041215122827/Article/ind ex_html
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simplysupreme (simplysupreme)
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This probably has already been discussed here, but can someone tell me what Fayette is up to these days? I've always been drawn to her!
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi....you can see what Fayette is doing these days, when you go to www.thethreedegrees.com and go to the frequently asked questions.Fayette is a nice and wonderfull lady, i've met her in Philadelphia and we had a meal together and did some sightseeing a couple of years ago.
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simplysupreme (simplysupreme)
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Thank you! I had visited the site before, but never noticed that link. Happy to know she's doing just fine.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he girls.....i see that you do a big thing in Malaysia on the 1st of January...in the arena of stars...is that concert going ahead with that disaster that happened...we're all chocked to see what happened to the local population...and pray for them.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR THREE DEGREES FANS.....have you seen the Degrees are touring Germany this year...looking forward seeing them....he Japenese friends, what kind of places are they doing in Tokio next month?.
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Katsu (katsu)
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A Happy New Year to Here_I_Am and everyone! ...Hi Jean, thank you for always offering info. Are you gonna see the upcoming tour in Germany? Isn't it so far from Belgium there?

The shows in Tokyo next month will be held at the nightclubs called the live-house, where we can have a meal or drinking before the show. The Degrees is performing periodically there in the past several years, but compared with the place of the tour in last December, it is small one a little.

The Degrees has two shows a night and about 200 persons gather for each show. A audience's age group is broad between 20 and 60. Not a few people stand up and boogie dance from the beginning of the show. It's always a very hot place!

How is a male-and-female ratio of the audience in Europe? The Japanese one is half-and-half. Listening to the album "The Three Degrees Live", I guess there were more guys than ladies...
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi! in Europe young and old are going to their concerts! it has to be said that they have a big gay following over here!
Katsu, have you bought Valeries single" THERE FOR YOU" what a beautifull number sung with soul.
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Katsu (katsu)
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Hi, Here_I_Am...I have not got the single "There For You" yet. I ordered it, waiting its arriving...That must be a beautiful one.

The song "Maybe" is popular on the "The best girl groups of all time" thread. I heard there still exist previously unreleased tracks on the Roulette. I wish these several tracks would be released as the CD "Roulette Years 2".
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here i am (here_i_am)
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and here's a new THREE DEGREES photo...live!
thanks GINO.
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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REV - GENTING - MALAYSIA

Date 1 January 2005 (Saturday)
Time 8.00pm
Venue Arena of Stars


Soul vocal group, The Three Degrees performed to over 3,000 fans at Arena of Stars on New Years Day. The three ladies, despite being in their golden years, still had the superb strong vocals which won them legions of fans back in the 70s.

The Three Degrees performed more than ten songs during the concert and among the top hits rendered were Higher, Take Care, Woman In Love, Dirty Ol' Man and If You Don't Know Me By Now among others. They reappeared on stage after the audience's Encore, with the all time favourite song, When Will I See You Again, which got the audience on their feet, swaying their arms to the music.



The original lineup of Three Degrees consisted of Fayette Pickney, Shirley Porter and Linda Turner. Member left and new ones joined. Today we have Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Cynthia Garrison, who remain the talk of the town wherever they perform.

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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi...does anyone has photos of THE THREE DEGREES performing in the oscar winning movie "FRENCH CONNECTION"..saw them yesterday in that movie on BBC1....i love the dresses ! ! very sexy.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he guys! do you want to see all the classic Philadelphia International and Epic THREE DEGREES albums released as CD write a email to www.sony.com and LEGACY.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he...on the 30th of April" THE THREE DEGREES and the former ladies of the SUPREMES" are doing a concert in Antwerp Belgium at the Queen Elisabeth hall.....good to see this combination again!

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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi again.....the Degrees had in the late sixties a single out on abc Records! i never heard it! can anyone tell us if it is on a compilation album...i'd love to have it....the song is called " Tear it up"
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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According to the website today February 12th is Helen's birthday...Happy Birthday Helen
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN!!! FROM STEN JELLE & HILDE & FROM ME.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi....HELEN.....here's one thinking of you! you're back from a tour in Japan! JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR bIRTHDAY...with love from JEAN PIERRE
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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hi ! i found another great collection of northern soul masters on CD. after hours 3... with a beautiful cover of our ladies. this time; valerie, sheila & fayette in the recording studio. wow ! their song: contact - a gem.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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Thanks GINO for the info....
Dopes anyone know if the two singles from METROMEDIA are on cd...
DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS
WARM WEATHER MUSIC
THE FEELING OF LOVE
three beautifull songs....thanks!
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here i am (here_i_am)
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as a fan and friend of this fab group.....is there someone who has photos of the early days......that would complete my collection...Photos from the start! but also photos when Cindy Scott aka Sundray Tucker and Sonia Goring( a Chantell) were in the degrees.....many thanks.....JP
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here i am (here_i_am)
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bennie Simms was in the early 90' musical director of the Three Degrees, he also produced " let's get it on" the Marvin Gaye song for their album Best and New hits...on Ichiban records....what is that guy doing now!
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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bennie is still their Musical Director but travels with them to Japan
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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anyone have news of the recent Germany tour?
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi everyone! all i know so far is that they're involved in a "golden oldie night" tour in Germany, doing such places as Essen, Stuttgart, Berlin and Frankfurt....together with a bunch of artists from the 60-70-80...there are rumours , that it will be on radio and TV, am not sure about it....i will try to find out more...in April the girls are doing a concert in Belgium with the Supremes in Antwerp..
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hello, guys! it is sure now! the 'oldies night" show in STUTTGART...Germany will be recorded for tv exposure later this year.......so look out for some classic soul from the fabulous THREE DEGREES.
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hartfordman (hartfordman)
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I saw the Three Degrees on an old Sanford and Son segment. I haven't seen this in years. The ladies looked great, younger of course and sounded great with the little singing they did.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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for the friends...a very "old" three degrees photo....enjoy JP
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roddee (rod_rick)
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Whose in this photo?
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here i am (here_i_am)
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You have from left to right...Sheila Ferguson,Janet Jones and Fayette Pinkney.
With their self made outfits...doing a local gig.
More of those old photos are welcome...
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he guys.....check the MC ARTHUR PARK..forum...JP
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jayjay (jayjay)
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Checked it....heres the pic i posted there! j x
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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hi! here's a pic of the ladies, taken in germany @ the porche oldies night.
great, isn't it ?
see you ladies soon, 30th april, in belgium, antwerp !
i can't wait.
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Nosey (nosey)
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Gino, how do they bill themselves in Europe?
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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a week or so before that, germany again, in köln. the reviews are fab, als always.

article:
Gleich danach war der große Auftritt der Three Degrees gekommen. Die hatten wir vorher noch nie live gesehen und waren nun schon mächtig gespannt. Sie boten den Zuschauern einen grandiosen Auftritt der seinen Höhepunkt mit ihrem wohl gekanntesten Hit "When will I see you again" hatte.

lol: just take a book and translate...

stylish, not ?
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi Nosey...they bill themselves as " the three degrees" as they have the rights to use their name in every country outside the USA.....you know them there as" Valerie, Helen and Cynthia formerly of the three degrees"
Gino...thanks again for the info.
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Rodmann (rodmann)
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Does anyone have any information on a one-shot single that The Three Degrees released on Warner Brothers in 1968 called 'Contact'? I've got a copy of it and it's excellent! I don't know much about this particular group but 'Contact' is one of the best things that I've heard by them. I love the "2001: A Space Odyssey" sound effects thought the song. It's an excellent record from beginning to end! I'm surprised that it hasn't been mentioned yet. Please excuse me if it has.

I also was wondering if anyone can suggest some good AND SOULFUL slow jams that the group recorded in the late 70's/early 80's. I've never cared for the song 'When Will I see You Again' but I'm sure that they have some gems tucked away on those late 70's albums. Unfortunately I haven't heard them yet.
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"Contact" is a northern soul classic which fetches alot of money whenever a copy becomes available! It shows the group's vocal strength and tight harmonies which is even more impressive considering it was one of the first recordings they made with the classic line -up of Fayette, Sheila and Valerie. They recorded a couple of other tracks on Warner Brothers which have also been released on CD so check them out! Their late 70s albums where basically disco-orientated being produced by Giorgio Moroder but listen to "Woman in Love" on the "New Dimensions" album and also "Without You" on the "3D" album - these tracks are available on any "Greatest Hits" album of the Group which shows their diversity! For REAL soul, check out the Japanese-only released "Toast of Love" album from 1976 - way ahead of its time and a absolute classic! Enjoy! J x
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Thanks a bunch Jayjay! I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for the "Toast Of Love" LP you mentioned. Why was it only released in Japan? Who was involved with that project? You've got me curious now. Hopefully you can clear some of this up for me. :-)
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi rodmann...in '77 there was the album "Standing up for love" on Epic records that has some beautifull ballads like " in love we grow, We're all alone, Just leave me alone and What i did for love, there was also " album of love" in '82 with ballads such as "a sonnet to love, I only have eyes for you, Only those in love, Dear God and Hard to say i'm sorry"
In '!ç they released on Ichiban records the cd" and holding" with ballads such as " a tender lie and Make it easy on yourself"
And have you heard the theme song from the movie" Diamonds" IN '76
ENJOY...
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Thanks for the info Here_I_Am. Would you consider those ballads to be SOUL ballads? The girls always did have beautiful harmonies but I'd like to hear what they sounded like on a soulful, slow jam type number like 'Who Can I Run To' by The Jones Girls or 'Pick Up The Pieces' by Mary Wilson. I'm not familiar with the "Diamonds" theme song.

The image on the "What I Did For Love" LP is the same as the one I saw on the "Toast Of Love" cover? Does anyone know exactly how the "Toast Of Love' LP came about and why it was only released in Japan?

Thanks in advance.
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Before the 3 degrees released "Toast Of Love" album, they had done in Japan two studio recording singles and a live recording album. Those singles and album got a big success and
I think it led the studio sessions to record an album here. In fact the CBS/Sony records(the distributing label in Japan at that time) pushed them more than any other oversea artist then.

There mentioned on the obi of "Toast Of Love" that the album was going to be released over the world. I don't know the reason why that would not be achieved. It's pity...
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here i am (here_i_am)
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YES! it is a shame that the "toast of love " album was never released outside Japan....we only had the single " Toast of love/ do it(use your mind) released in Europe , it was a minor hit, but a beautifull ballad written by Sheila Ferguson...LUCKY FOR US WE COULD BUY THE ALBUM IN THE IMPORT SHOPS...
and yes Rodmann the girls got real soulfull stuff....listen to their Philly songs such as " if and when" or " Here i am" and " lonelier are fools"...and have you heard their Roulette tracks....buy the cd" the roulette years" you won't regret it.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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the cover of the "toast of love" single...beautifull as ever....he guys this Saturday the Degrees are in Antwerp doing a concert at the QUEEN ELISABETH HALL together with the former ladies of the Supremes....sold out!toast of love single
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HIA...How was the concert last week?
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hi treble_clef... the concert was fab! the supremes closed the show, so the three degrees were the opening act BUT they were received very good. especially, helen, she made some good jokes. something like... "we are the one and only, the original... SUPREMES". lol... and val sung "woman in love" like never before, wow !
after the concert we tried to see the ladies BUT we could only find scherrie, lynda & freddi ! by the way, freddi, oooh, what a nice lady. the others also, but more reserved.
also, all their fans, went to the plaza hotel in antwerp and, we've had a wonderful after midnight period in the bar with our lovely cindy. we talked, laughed, drunk and took two pictures (hehe, 1 degree). valerie and helen were already in dreamland (we think... hehehe).
so, hopefully we can catch them next time or whatever. we understand that the degrees are back in little belgium, 25th june, two times that day ! maybe, maybe, maaaaaaaaaybe... (you know the song - lol)
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yes! they were the best! dressed in lovely golden Chinese looking outfits! pure class....it's amazing to see how they get an audience on their feet...in such a short space of time! Gino and myself had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with the ever friendly Cindy! the funny lady with the deep jazy voice!
I was also pleasantly surprised hearing Freddy Poole of the Supremes, she has a strong soulfull voice.
Thanks Degrees and Supremes for a magical evening.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi everyone..was thinking 'bout something! that i always wanted to see the Degrees doing....re-recording their Roulette stuff....during that time there were so many recorded songs who are still not on cd.....we're lucky that we have Sequel records who gave us the cd " the roulette years"...but as i said there are so many that we don't have on cd....so Valerie,Helen and Cindy...why not re-recording them....he! girls it's only a suggestion..thanks
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Here I Am...I admit I want something new from the girls but I think it should be all new contemporary music taylor made for them. When will you see them next?
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here i am (here_i_am)
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yes Treble Clef.....i think we all want something new from the Degrees....Valerie did a solo charity single last year in the UK, a song with a Christmass feeling, "THERE FOR YOU" written by Mark Berry,produced by CHARLES DEGRAFT-JOHNSON.....and the vocals donated and arranged by Valerie Holiday.
This month the Degrees are touting Germany ,Holland and Belgium.
One of the "GOLDEN OLDIES shows in Germany has been recorded for tv broadcast.
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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HIA..Are you gonna see the girls in Holland, Belgium or Germany this month?
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Here I Am..Did you see the girls on there last tour of Belgium in June
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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They did two shows in Belgium on 25th june. We went to the second show. With a 55 piece band called the "Heverband Show Orchestra" www.heverband.com.
These two pictures are from show 1.

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jayjay (jayjay)
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cool!!!!!!!!!!!

;-)
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Danni Lange (lange)
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Hi!

Wasn't there something about that a live show had been recorded in Germany with the girls that was going to be aired on German TV? Anyone who knows when that will happen? I'm really looking forward to see the girls live on stage...
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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I am anxious to see it as well. Here I Am , Gino, or jayjay..Have you all heard anything on this?
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here i am (here_i_am)
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We're trying to find it out! but everything is so difficult to obtain information....a shame, but that's the way it is.....does anyone know something about a THREE DEGREES release called " platinium collection on the "PRISM" label....and new photos are welcome......
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wow - sounds like theres alot of good stuff gonna happen soon! and ladies...please get back over to England so we can all see ya - its been way too long! j xxxx
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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yes, i found something. go to www.vh1.com site.
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jayjay (jayjay)
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where? where?

;-)
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he guys! just found out that Baltimore rapper BOSSMAN , has used a sample from a Three Degrees song on his new album "Law&Order" , it's on the single "I did it" and he used that beautifull song " HERE I AM "
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hi! next month, a singer in the uk called "tara blaise" releases a single cd called "the three degrees", about her favorite group. here's a link, where you can find some info. nice! really ladies, you are famous !!!
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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yezzz, the link...

http://www.whisperinandholleri n.co.uk/reviews/review.asp?id= 2672
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CoCo (chicklit)
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I loves me some Three Degrees.
Maybe ! Maybbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeee.
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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alright, follow and hear a little clip of that single... BUT there's also a remix available, hm, if you wanna dance ofcourse.

and..., i dream further about a new release of the degrees themselfs... "if and when" (lol).

http://www.pinnacle-entertainm ent.co.uk/selecta_cd.php?produ ct_ID=90771&history=
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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oh, visit her site and view the video !

http://www.tarablaise.co.uk/
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here i am (here_i_am)
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Still hope that someone can tell me where the live versions of the songs IPI N TOMBIA and THE PROMISE, were recorded live for the South African release of " THE THREE DEGREES LIVE" album in '75.....the studuo versions appeared on their album " A TOAST OF LOVE" released in '76....the live versions are excellent....
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and here's another gorgeous DEGREES PHOTO....enjoy
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here i am (here_i_am)
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NEW THREE DEGREES PHOTO FROM GERMANY...2005
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Carl Dixon (carl_dixon)
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I wrote a song with the Three Degrees in mind a couple of years ago:

www.melkman.com/carlsmusic/det roit/degree.mp3

I wanted something that had a modern beat, but guitar licks from Philly and a 'KC' flavour from the mid to late 70's. I would love to exploit the song with them! Who knows....
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi Carl....a great beat, and this could really be something for them....why don't you get in touch with JOHN , their manager, you can find a contact address on their website...but i know that Valerie sometimes watch this space....you can also leave a message on their forum...lovely song....JP
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Danni Lange (lange)
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Hi there!

Anyone who knows what happened with site: www.thethreedegrees.com? I can't access the site any more...
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi Carl Dixon...i have send a mail to Valerie Holiday, letting her know about your song, you wrote with THE THREE DEGREES on mind....
I am pleased with it! it sounds a bit PHILLY...
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Carl Dixon (carl_dixon)
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Thank you, here I am! Yes I have Philly in mind with the rhythm track and of course The Three Degrees style of delivery. I could tweak it and do a 'circa 1965 Swan' version which would be nice, but much slower of course. The foot tappers could listen to the dance track and the’ balladeers’ the slow version. Two for the price of one, no less......
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Something special: I found a link to ex_Three Degrees lady Victoria Walace (she was a member some 15 years ago). What's she's doing these days... and also, mr. Barrett... Strange, I didn't know that ?

http://www.mastermindproductio nsentertainment.com/victoriawa llace.htm
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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I saw that link awhile ago but failed to put it up on here cause they are FAKES. Helen, Valerie, and Cynthia are the REAL THREE DEGREES. DON'T ANYONE FORGET THAT AND DON'T ANYONE SUPPORT RICHARD BARRETT OR VICTORIA WALLACE IN ANY OF THEIR ENDEAVORS....
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the three degrees (harry)
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I've allways wondered what caused the break up between the (real and only)Three Degrees and Richard Barrett.
Nobody seems to want to elaborate about it when you ask questions.
Can anybody shed some light on this?
Thanx
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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I'm not interested in what and how and why the ladies broke with mr. Barrett. It's way back in the past, it's a private matter and life goes on.

Also (my opinion), ms. Victoria Wallace has the right to decide what to do in her life. Ofcourse, as anyone would do, she uses her 'ex-membership' for her solo career. She's a great singer.

What mr. Barrett concerns; there exists an interview broadcasted on British television where Helen & Valerie tells the viewers that mr. Barrett owns the right of the name Three Degrees in the US. In the same program we also see mr. Barrett. There, he respond to the name question that he don't want other singers to us use that name, over and over again... But, when you visit the website of ms. Wallace someone could say that (my opinion again) HE is using the name whenever he can for commercial reasons.

For me it's very clear: Valerie, Helen and Cindy are the one and only. After several decades of singing, they are the only owners of the name; whatever 'the court' decided. And what I think; if mr. Barrett looks deep in his hart, he knows that. Again, this is my humble opinion.


Follow this link and, for the first time on the net, see this interview of the ladies.
Glamour and glitter with beautiful voices ! WOW.

http://users.skynet.be/ginomon s

If you like this, pls, let me know.
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Danni Lange (lange)
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Gino!

What a great clip that was. I hadn't seen it before and loved all the various music clips as well as the interview-clips with the ladies.

Please let us have some more clips.

Danni.
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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My pleasure, Danni. Done with all my love for the ladies.

OK, a second clip added. I will do more in the future. But, as you will notice, I'm still working on it.

Thanks for responding !

Gino
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nice one G.....keep on rocking baby!

;-) J x
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jayjay (jayjay)
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nice 2nd clip G...shame its not the right voices there but you cant have everything eh - I remember when that came out....people were not happy!!!!!!! not the Ladies fault btw - blame the Dutch Lottery TV people!

;-)

J x
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Hey JayJay, thx. Yes I already received a message from Japan that they like it too. Yezzz, that second clip... indeed they used the original recordings - nevertheless, great performance ! I remember that day very good when it came on TV. 13th of july 1992 - why ? Because the same night the ladies travelled from the Netherlands to Belgium. Not far from my hometown in a disco called "Carré". That's were I saw the girls for the first time in my live after the show. Together with other fans. A night I will never forget !
Also, I still believe that my father (55 yrs), who died fourteen days before that night, made it possible from heaven. He knew how long I waited to see the group. Bless his soul, I LOVE YOU DAD !

Gino
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here i am (here_i_am)
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there are two new compilation albums released, one in Europe and one in the USA...both from Sony...the one from Holland has a beautifull live photo from their first performance at the Dutch tv show toppop..feat songs are the Phillyhits, three songs from epic, "love is the message" and "tsop" I miss WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN on this one!!!!!
the second one is from the US on Collectables....it has three seperate photos of the Degrees from the" Standing up for love" photo shoot..feat" I didn't know" the album version of "Dirty ol man" and the other Philly hits + the remake of the Intruders hit "Together"....buy them! and enjoy....plug plug...
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is that pic from Top Pop wearing the grey hotpants? singing "Dirty Old Man"? Nice one!

J x
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here i am (here_i_am)
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hi Japanese friends!
The Degrees are doing the Blue Note clubs, keep us informed in their repertoire....they always do different shows in Japan...
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Anyone see the girls in Amsterdam this past weekend or the one before and is anyone gonna see them in Japan next week?
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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nope, we didn't know where to go too.
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Please give us updates on the shows in Japan whomever is able to attend. Tonite is opening night
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he guys! wouldn't it be great to see all the songs the Degrees did for the New York based Roulette records on a two cd set...there's already a cd out on Sequel records UK called " the Roulette Years" but i miss songs like..Rose Garden,the Magic Door,Magic Mirror,If you must leave my life,Love the one you're with,I wanna be your baby.....all very excellent recordings.
Do you agree with me....
And why not the long album version of "Maybe"
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Katsu (katsu)
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Treble_Clef...I am going to see them at the ending night on Friday. If there can be something new, I'll tell you.

Here_I_Am...I absolutely agree with you. It would be great if the songs above are released on CD. I love those songs too and want a lot of people to hear those wonderful ones.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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numbers in the Japanese shows this time are...."I Wish , Shake Your Groove Thing , I Love Music ,Get Your Love Back , The Diva Medley" and the hits of course....
girls bring that show to Europe...
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Did anyone go to the shows in Japan?
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Katsu (katsu)
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There was not the new song in particular, but they and their American band devised it in the first and the second shows. Three songs("I Love Music", "Giving Up, Giving In" and "Year Of Decision") in the first show changed into the others("Shake Your Groove Thing","Get Your Love Back" and "I Wish") in the second. It was wonderful as usual.
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Hello, this is Mitch from Japan.
Let me join you to talk about the music of Three Degrees.
I had my very first chance to see them sing live and they were terrific on their first gig at Blue Note, Nagoya. I've decided to go to see more of them.

Take a look at Valerie at Tokyo Music Festival.
http://page10.auctions.yahoo.c o.jp/jp/auction/m20797514
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Mitch, I don't understand Japanese but these photographs are from a vinyl. CBS brought this show out on a LP ?
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Hi, Gino. I thought so, too but actually no, to my disappointment. This is only a shot from the show, neither a vinyl nor an LP jacket.This photo was shot in '75 when the ladies were invited to the show as guest performers and in '74 they won Gold Prize with When Will I See You Again, yay!
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Hey, guys. I was wondering if I can talk about Sheila and her music here or I shouldn't mention anything about her.
What do you guys think?Live In Japan '75
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Ah, today I bought this CD via eBay. The 3° in the Cliff Richard show (74). Two live recordings of the ladies. I think this is a rare one or am I wrong ?
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Oh, I found another copy @ ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cliff-Rich ard-live-with-3-Degrees-1974-C D_W0QQitemZ4785196346QQcategor yZ1057QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Good for you,Gino. Is that a bootleg? I didn't know Three Degrees sang Backstabbers, too. How do you like the cd?3
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Oh, I don't know. Just have to wait for it. If you go to www.thethreedegrees.com, more info available about it. A friend, Ruud, explained that this is not the onely release. So, ... check it out.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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on the Cliff Richard cd the Degrees sing "When will i see you again, interview about TSOP,Year of Decision,Dirty ol' Man, Love train... on this album are also the Nolan Sisters and the beautifull Pearly Gates..
it's released as a box on the Quality music inc label and is of high Quality...
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Thanks for the details, Gino and Here I am.Cliff fans must be happy to hear it, too.3
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Anyone have any news
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here i am (here_i_am)
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NEWS! well guys if you go to the three degrees website, you will see that the girls have recorded a song with a well known Dutch Jazzband,the guy is called Dolf de Vries, and the song will be released soon!
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Fans of the ladies ! Please, make your vote.

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE:

Vote now for the Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 Class of Inductees.

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2005

You can make it happen for The Three Degrees : TSOP.

go to www.vghf.org and vote for them. Thanxxx.
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Any word on the release of the recording with the Dutch guys
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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here I am have you heard anything yet on the recording with the Dutch band
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Here is a good Three Degrees question for you all? I heard Valerie's interview on the radio. Why is it that no one acknowledges members and contributions to the group before 1967 and after 1976 since that was the time period of Sheila, Fayette, and Valerie? Cause on the air she stated the line up solidified when she came in which is the truth but turned around and said her, Fayette, and Sheila were the originals? She did say Helen returned in 1976 though..It gets confusing..And Weldon said he was there when the group started which states in the record books they started in 1963
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Well, the whole story with dates, you'll find at their website. I repeat it here:

www.thethreedegrees.com

Group personnel listing:

1963 Fayette Pinckney, Linda Turner, Shirley Poole
1963 Fayette, Helen Scott, Janet Harmon
1966 Fayette, Janet, Sheila Ferguson
1967 Fayette, Sheila, Valerie Holiday
1976 Sheila, Valerie, Helen Scott (return)
1986 Valerie, Helen, Vera Brown
1987 Valerie, Helen, Rhea Harris
1988 Valerie, Helen, Victoria Wallace
1989 Valerie, Helen, Cynthia Garrison
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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ANy news
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here i am (here_i_am)
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he Japanese guys...the THREE DEGREES are performing in Tokio...at Kento's ..different places...what kind of places are these.
i saw on their website that they're performing a lot in Asia.
www.thethreedegrees.com
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Eva (eva)
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I loved the group back in the 70s! Their version of "Stardust" is my all-time favorite.
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here i am (here_i_am)
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thankyou EVA....it's one of mine too! the girls sing it their own way, not just another cover version! but they're own style..a little doowop, harmonies and the end is stylish and so memorable...i love it! i saw them singing it in the Roual Albert Hall in 79 ...marvelous! whaah, and it was a special ocasion too! it was Sheila's birthday that night, i met Christopher Reeve that night and some other celebrities!...
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Eva (eva)
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here i am, I'm jealous! LOL
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here i am (here_i_am)
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don't be jealous Eva...hahaha, i follow them from 1973, they're a part of my life, and with some of them, like Valerie Holiday, Sheila Ferguson and Fayette Pinkney, we have built a friendship...and when we meet, it's amazing, but there's always time for a chat, taking photos and interest in what we do, and it has to be said, that we're lucky, that The Three Degrees are still around, and that Sheila has a busy solo carreer..the Degrees are working on two projects, Sheila released a wonderfull solo album and is now the star of a panto called CINDERELLA...
and Valerie did a solo performance for charity with her beautifull song" There For You"...on the programm "Children in Need" in the UK.
Merry Christmas ....everyone.
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jayjay (jayjay)
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Merry Christmas to everyone who has contributed to this thread and made it the longest running topic here - well done to all!

J xxxx
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the three degrees (harry)
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Hear, Hear,
thanks to you all and happy HOLIDAYs.
Hope to follow this thread for a long time to come.
Harry
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here i am (here_i_am)
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a beautifull photo of Helen Scott with a member of Chic....
happy New Year Valerie, Helen and Cindy ..you are performing in Singapore! i also have to work....see you all in 2006
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here i am (here_i_am)
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the three degrees with Viola wills in 2005
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jayjay (jayjay)
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any news on the shows in Japan or Malaysia?

;-)

J xxxx

(31 years and no givin' up!)
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here i am (here_i_am)
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for the fans.....a beautifull photo of Valerie,Helen and Cindy.
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jayjay (jayjay)
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a new project...Motown meets Philly / Philly meets Motown...check out for more details on;

www.thethreedegrees.com and go to the chat forum!

J x
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Danni Lange (lange)
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Has anyone seen this clip? Even though it's short I simply love it.

http://www.youtube.com/w/70s-S oul-Medley-1?v=W98W-dJ37po&sea rch=Three%20Degrees
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gino_belgium (ginomons)
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Hi everybody,

If you go to my webpage you'll find new clips; for all those who haven't got the opportunity to see the German broadcast (1974! You want the reason why I'm a fan ?!?) @ New Years Eve. Also you can see the live performance of the ladies: Thé PBS broadcast.
And a special one: USHI ! Thé comic interview with the 'fake' Japanese girl reporter.

HAVE FUN and ENJOY !

http://www.emgee.name
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jayjay (jayjay)
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its all SO good!

;-)

J x
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jayjay (jayjay)
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its all SO good!

;-)

J x
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Happy Birthday Helen...Also anyone in Japan please let us know how the shows are
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Anyone in Japan going to see the girls in Tokyo this week? Please let us know how the shows are..
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Robbie D (robbie_d)
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Any news from Japan? PLease let someone tell us what song they bring in their shows at this moment.

By the way. Fantastic to read about the ladies in the Motown/Philly sessions. Can't wait to buy the CD / DVD! The ladies are back!!
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jayjay (jayjay)
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Back indeed - and no matter what any other threads here may imply, or accuse, or maline - there is and will only ever be one collection of people who made this Group what it is...FAYETTE, SHEILA, VALERIE, HELEN AND CYNTHIA - the ladies of the only and only THREE DEGREES...and NOTHING that can be said and done will ever change that. Business is business....BUT TALENT IS TALENT.
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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AMEN
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supreme3 (supreme3)
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interesting information on The Three Degrees, now somebody (I wish I could) must do a "tribute" to our Motown Stars, The Original Supremes (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and lets not forget Cindy Birdsong), it has been a long time since I have seen and read a tribute to the true leading ladies of Motown Records.
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the three degrees (mitchdaiku350)
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Hello there,sending this message from Japan.I saw one of the ladies shows at Cotton Club in Tokyo for the first time. Since I missed the last shows from February, it seemed years to me. The ladies were really fabulous. Helen, leading the audience to a relaxed atmoshere with lots of laugher and fun by her speech, Valerie making us impressed with her singing as always, and Cynthia showing her energetic singing and dancing which made us well excited. Now they're on the way to Holland.
I wonder what the song listings and dresses and talks will be like. Can you guys in Holland perhaps tell me about it later? Thanks.pic displayed at the entrace
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degreesaholic (degreesaholic)
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Happy birthday val
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ceasar (ceasar)
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Happy Birthday Val,
Hope you have many more.
CEASAR
THE TYMES
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atiba48 (atiba48)
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My condolences to Cindy on the lost of her daughter. God bless you and your family, my prayers are with you.



(Message edited by atiba48 on November 20, 2007)