Monday, January 22, 2007

Three Dog Night - Voice Your Choice

Three Dog Night were a vocal trio from Los Angeles, California. Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron got their name from how the coldest night in the Australian outback is described.

Between 1969 and their breakup late 1975 early 1976, they had a surprising number of hits, charting 21 times on the Billboard charts. They had 11 Top Ten hits plus 7 Gold Records.

They had the luxury of three different lead vocalists and great harmonies together.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features two of their great performances on record. Vote for either Try A Little Tenderness or Never Been To Spain. Try A Little Tenderness, their debut single, was first recorded back in 1933 by Ted Lewis; later recorded by Otis Redding in 1966. You're more than likely to remember Otis' version and not Ted's original. Never Been To Spain was written by Hoyt Axton, who also wrote their hit, Joy To The World.

Come to the Voice Your Choice page and select the song you prefer. The winning song will be played in Hour 3 of this week's show.