LP 485 / THREE DOG NIGHT - Joy To The World

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LP 485 - 1980 USA Re. / Vinyl; NM - Ciover; EX ----------- Background information Also known as Redwood (1967-1968) Origin Los Angeles, California, United States Genres Rock Years active 1967–1976 1981–present Labels Dunhill, MGM, MCA, Epic, Columbia Associated acts The Enemys, Cory Wells Blues Band, SS Fools ----------- Band name origin The official commentary included in the CD set Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1964–1975 states that vocalist Danny Hutton's girlfriend, actress June Fairchild (best known as the "Ajax Lady" from the Cheech and Chong movie Up In Smoke) suggested the name after reading a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo (feral dog). On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night was freezing, it was a "three dog night" ----------- Early years Negron, Wells and Hutton in 1969 The three vocalists, Danny Hutton (who got his start with Hanna-Barbera Records in 1964), Chuck Negron and Cory Wells (who landed a recording contract with Dunhill Records) first came together in 1967 and made some recordings with Brian Wilson and initially went by the name of Redwood. Shortly after abandoning the Redwood moniker in 1968, the vocalists hired a group of backing musicians – Michael Allsup on guitar, Floyd Sneed on drums, Joe Schermie from the Cory Wells Blues Band on bass, and Jimmy Greenspoon on keyboards – and soon took the name Three Dog Night, becoming one of the most successful bands in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Success Three Dog Night earned 12 gold albums and recorded 21 consecutive Billboard Top 40 hits, seven of which went gold. Their first gold record was "One" (US #5), which had been written and recorded by Harry Nilsson. The group had three US #1 songs, each of which featured a different lead singer: "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (Cory Wells on lead), which was also their only Top 10 hit in the UK; "Joy to the World" (Chuck Negron on lead); and "Black and White" (Danny Hutton on lead). Dunhill Records claimed that 40 million record albums were sold by the band during this time period. Covers As its members wrote just a handful of songs on the albums, most songs Three Dog Night recorded were written by outside songwriters. Notable hit covers include Harry Nilsson's "One" (US #5), the Gerome Ragni - James Rado - Galt MacDermot composition "Easy to Be Hard" (US #4) from the musical Hair, Laura Nyro's "Eli's Comin'" (US #10), Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (US #1), Paul Williams' "Out in the Country" (US #15), The Family Of Man (US #12), and "An Old Fashioned Love Song" (US #4), Hoyt Axton's "Joy to the World" (US #1) and "Never Been to Spain" (US #5), Arkin & Robinson's "Black and White" (US #1), Argent's Russ Ballard's "Liar" (US #7), Elton John and Bernie Taupin's "Lady Samantha" and "Your Song", Daniel Moore's "Shambala" (#3), Leo Sayer's "The Show Must Go On" (US #4), John Hiatt's "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" (US #16), and Bush's "I Can Hear You Callin'". ---------- Studio albums Title Album details [2][3] Peak chart positions Certifications [4] US [5] CA [6] Three Dog Night aka "One" Released: October 16, 1968 Label: Dunhill (DS 50048) Format: stereo LP 11 17 Platinum (US) Suitable for Framing Released: June 11, 1969 Label: Dunhill (DS 50058) Format: stereo LP 16 15 Gold (US) It Ain't Easy Released: March 31, 1970 Label: Dunhill (DS 50078) Format: stereo LP/8-track/CD 8 5 Gold (US) Naturally Released: November 18, 1970 Label: Dunhill (DSX 50088) Format: stereo LP 14 19 Gold (US) Harmony Released: September 1971 Label: Dunhill (DSX 50108) Format: stereo LP 8 11 Gold (US) Seven Separate Fools Released: March 27, 1972 Label: Dunhill (DSD 50118) Format: stereo LP 6 7 Gold (US) Cyan Released: October 9, 1973 Label: Dunhill (DSX/DHM 50158/DSX 550158) Format: stereo LP/8-track/cassette 26 8 Gold (US) Hard Labor Released: March 6, 1974 Label: Dunhill (DSD 50168) Format: stereo LP 20 16 Gold (US) Coming Down Your Way Released: May 1975 Label: ABC (ABCD 888) Format: stereo LP 70 27 American Pastime Released: March 1976 Label: ABC (ABCD 928) Format: stereo LP 123 — It's a Jungle Released: May 1983 Label: Passport (PB 5001) Format: stereo LP 210 — Three Dog Night with the London Symphony Orchestra Released: May 21, 2002 Label: Image (1378) Format: CD — — "—" denotes releases that did not chart. Live albums Title Album details [2][3] Peak chart positions Certifications [4] US [5] CA [6] Captured Live at the Forum Released: October 16, 1969 Label: Dunhill (DS 50068) Format: stereo LP 6 4 Gold (US) Around the World with Three Dog Night Released: February 13, 1973 Label: Dunhill (DSY 50138) Format: stereo LP 18 21 Gold (US) Three Dog Night: Live Released: 1988 Label: Universal Special Products — — Super Hits Live Released: August 28, 2007 Label: Sony BMG (702945) Format: CD — — Three Dog Night: Greatest Hits Live Released: August 26, 2008 Label: Shout Factory (B001CITRCQ) Format: CD — — "—" denotes releases that did not chart. Compilation albums Title Album details [2][3] Peak chart positions Certifications [4] US [5] CA [6] Golden Bisquits Released: February 1971 Label: Dunhill (DSX 50098) Format: stereo LP 5 8 Gold (US) Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits Released: November 1974 Label: Dunhill (DSD 50178) Format: stereo LP 15 4 Gold (US) The Best of 3 Dog Night Released: 1982 Label: MCA (6018) Format: stereo LP — — Gold (US) Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 Relea