The Three Degrees ‎– This Is The House (1985)

US female vocal group The Three Degrees have gone through numerous line-up changes in their nearly fifty year career, during the period 1976 to 1986 the trio consisted of Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday (who are both still performing in the band today) and Sheila Ferguson.

In 1985, The Three Degrees returned to the UK charts for the first time since 1979, with the Stock/Aitken/Waterman produced “The Heaven I Need”.

The same year Stock/Aitken/Waterman would also produce the follow-up single “This Is The House”, the single did not chart and unfortunately no SAW produced album would follow.

“This Is The House” was mixed by Phil Harding.

This Is The House                                          7:38

This Is The House (Instrumental)                     5:56

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The Three Degrees – The Heaven I Need (1985)

Before Stock, Aitken And Waterman turned their attention to producing number one hits for Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, Rick Astley and many more, their focus was clearly more soul based with their early releases being by artists such as Princess, Brilliant, O’Chi Brown and The Three Degrees.

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group. Formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the group has always been a trio though there have been a number of personnel changes and a total of fifteen women have represented the group so far. The original members were Fayette Pinkney, Shirley Porter and Linda Turner. The most successful line-up was Fayette with Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday, these being the ladies responsible for recording their 1974 single “When Will I See You Again” which was a huge international hit, peaking at #2 in the US and topping the UK Singles Chart.

In 1985 they returned to the UK Charts with “The Heaven I Need” on Supreme Records, although the single narrowly missed hitting the UK Top 40.

The Heaven I Need                           7:47

The Heaven I Need (Instrumental)    7:43

Gimme Gimme                                  3:35

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