I’m dead. This Latin drama (coming first from Mexico and here by way of Philadelphia) vibrating through the angelic trinity known to us as, “The Three Degrees” equates, for me, a lethal overdose of a soul sonic sound drug. (But, “It’s Impossible,” you say. Correct. Yes it is to most…but for a moment, in a recordng studio in 1975, on an album titled, “International” that would soon be released by Philadelphia International Records, it was a new hybrid sound we’ll call simply, Spanish Philly Soul.) There’s just no other way to put it… and no video. You’ll have to see it in your own minds, my readers.
Now, listen. Listen at your own risk but rest assured because it’s merely a temporary death. You’ll be back to life, listening to Sia and The Weekend in about four minutes.
as we both feel a mutual & profound love
and with that, we have already won the biggest prize (prize not included in text, however, in English, cannot simply say biggest)
of this world
we make love (love each other), we kiss
we desire each other & sometimes even without a reason
& without cause, we fight (get angry)
we nurture an innocent and pure love
as everyone does
we wait for night time (lit.: we seek for the darkest moment, but in English we don’t express it this way)
Hello from Spain, here’s a long time and true Philly Soul Lover. I remember in the mid 70’s when Three Degrees were her in Spain, performing in Escala (Barcelona). I saw the show at TVE and they sang their standars (Dirty Ol’Man; Tke Good Care Of Yourself;…) and “Somos Novios”! They have been in Spain and appeared many times in spanish TV in other programs (“Ângel Casas Show, Un Día es Un Día,…). Good remembrances.
A great salute!
Thank you for your comment! I wish I was in Spain right about now. It’s my favorite place that I’ve visited.