Monday, March 11, 2013

Song of the Day: 'When Will I See You Again' by Three Degrees

One question: Where's the question mark?

 PBS had a '70s soul extravaganza on yesterday, with dozens of the era's biggest acts -- or hastily assembled versions of them -- performing to raise money for the network. (Truth be told it was either a 2003 show taped at the Borgota in Atlantic City, or Marvin Hamlisch rose from the dead just for public television!) I probably would have succumb to the six-disc set for a $150 donation if not for the fact that my lover already has all of the best songs from then, including "When Will I See You Again," a favorite of mine that I just learned was performed by Philly-based Three Degrees -- yet another classic to peak at number 2 on the Billboard charts! (Fun fact: The girls performed the song at Prince Charles' 30th birthday party at Buckingham Palace in 1978!) 


Frank Anthony Polito said...

Chalk up another in the "you stole my life!" column... I love, love, LOVE this song -- which my mom had in her paper bag collection of 45's, and I would listen to on my FisherPrice portable suitcase player "back in the day." Pretty sure I "borrowed" it a few years back -- along with an original pressing of "Honky Tonk Woman." Both records are scratched to hell, but... Now, what is your take on Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently"?

Anonymous said...

i completely concur with frank's comment above. i've loved this song since i first heard it in the early seventies and i made a playlist for my mom yesterday for mother's day and it was the first song on the list!!