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 Post subject: Woman -- Three Dog Night (a forgotten classic)
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 6:16 am 
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Dalton posted the original of this song, "Woman", by Free, who wrote the track and had it on their second or third album.

But Three Dog Night did a cover of the song, and they added their own touch, especially the cool, almost haunting interlude after the two minute mark. A lot of people have forgotten Three Dog Night, but these guys could definitely sing, and the band were good, too.

One thing I've always noticed with some of these Dunhill-produced recordings (Richard Podolor and Gabriel Mekler as producers, at ABC Recording Studios) was the bass sound.

They miked the bass, but combined it with direct injection, and ensured that the amp was set to sound deep and boomy, to give the records a ton of bottom end. You hear this in the Steppenwolf recordings, and Three Dog Night records, and probably some other Podolor / Mekler Dunhill records as well (the Mamas and the Papas were also on Dunhill, but they recorded with the Wrecking Crew, not at ABC).

The guy who posted this copy had a clean LP record. Take a trip back in time to 1971. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMhj22JwFEo


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 Post subject: Re: Woman -- Three Dog Night (a forgotten classic)
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 6:52 pm 
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A bit of trivia: Danny Hutton had a single, "Roses and Rainbows Are You." I would guess a "one hit wonder."
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 Post subject: Re: Woman -- Three Dog Night (a forgotten classic)
PostPosted: Jun Sun 06, 2021 12:47 am 
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Renton481 wrote:
Dalton posted the original of this song, "Woman", by Free, who wrote the track and had it on their second or third album.

But Three Dog Night did a cover of the song, and they added their own touch, especially the cool, almost haunting interlude after the two minute mark. A lot of people have forgotten Three Dog Night, but these guys could definitely sing, and the band were good, too.

One thing I've always noticed with some of these Dunhill-produced recordings (Richard Podolor and Gabriel Mekler as producers, at ABC Recording Studios) was the bass sound.

They miked the bass, but combined it with direct injection, and ensured that the amp was set to sound deep and boomy, to give the records a ton of bottom end. You hear this in the Steppenwolf recordings, and Three Dog Night records, and probably some other Podolor / Mekler Dunhill records as well (the Mamas and the Papas were also on Dunhill, but they recorded with the Wrecking Crew, not at ABC).

The guy who posted this copy had a clean LP record. Take a trip back in time to 1971. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMhj22JwFEo



Thanks much, Renton!

Killer cut!

People made fun of Three Dog Night for being mainstream commercial back then.

They played for Nixon at the White House.

Not many people know they were close friends of "The Bear", Stanley Owsley, sound engineer for the Grateful Dead, and clandestine chemist.

Their cover of Traffic's "Heaven Is In Your Mind" is off the chart.



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 Post subject: Re: Woman -- Three Dog Night (a forgotten classic)
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TDN was a great band. I have only three of their Lps: Golden Bisquits, Seven Separate Fools; That has the songs "Pieces Of April," and "Black and White." Also their "Captured Live At the Forum."
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 Post subject: Re: Woman -- Three Dog Night (a forgotten classic)
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 3:23 am 
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TDN was a great band. I have only three of their Lps: Golden Bisquits, Seven Separate Fools; That has the songs "Pieces Of April," and "Black and White." Also their "Captured Live At the Forum."
RW

I had 'Golden Bisquits" in the early 70's.

It came with a fold out poster of the band in the buff (serious) with the naughty parts obscured by the instruments.

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