|Three Dog Night|
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 16, 1968|
|Recorded||1968 at American Recording Co.|
|Genre||Hard rock, pop rock, boogie rock, psychedelic rock|
|Label|| Dunhill (U.S. original release)|
MCA (U.S. CD reissue)
|Three Dog Night chronology|
|Singles from Three Dog Night|
Three Dog Night (also known as One) is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Three Dog Night. The album was originally released by Dunhill Records on October 16, 1968.The album is known for featuring the band's Top 5 hit single, their cover of Harry Nilsson's song "One".
The album made the Top 20 on the albums charts in the United States and Canada. It has been reissued multiple times by Dunhill, MCA, and Geffen record labels.
In 1967, Three Dog Night was founded by Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, Chuck Negron, Joe Schermie, Floyd Sneed, Jimmy Greenspoon, and Michael Allsup. The group was a successful live act in Los Angeles and gathered considerable attention by several record labels. After a show at the Troubadour, the group was signed to the Dunhill ABC label, and the band started work on their first studio album.
Three Dog Night was recorded at American Recording Company. Producing the sessions was Gabriel Mekler, who had previously worked with Steppenwolf, and was engineered by Richard Podolor – who would later become the band's producer – and Bill Cooper.
The first single to be released from Three Dog Night was "Nobody" b/w "It's for You" in November 1968, followed by "Try a Little Tenderness" b/w "Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad" in January 1969. The last single released from the album was "One" b/w "Chest Fever" in April 1969.
The album's cover art, designed by Gary Burden, originally only had the name of the group on the front cover. After "Nobody" and "Try a Little Tenderness" were released as singles to only moderate success, the band began work on a follow-up album, Suitable for Framing . During planning for Suitable for Framing's release, however, Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron approached Dunhill ABC executives asking that "One" (which Negron sang lead on) be considered as the band's next single. The label released "One" as a single in several test markets, and the record quickly became Three Dog Night's first bona fide hit, ultimately peaking at #5 on the US charts.The title "One" was added under the group's name on the album's cover to capitalize on the song's popularity.
Writing for The New York Times in 1969, Robert Christgau regarded Three Dog Night as a successful attempt at rock music interpretation:
"On the group's first album, producer Gabriel Mekler unveiled an unprecedented concept: three excellent rock voices, named only in small print on the label, alternated on material which could be characterized for the most part as unjustly neglected. None of the singers wrote, the supporting musicians were anonymous and, with one exception, production and arrangement ranged from tasteful to superb. Taken all together, it was a brilliant revamping of the produced groups of rock's early days, applied to serious songs instead of honest schlock."
The following people contributed to Three Dog Night:
|Canadian Albums Chart||17|
|US Billboard 200||11|
|Provider||Date|| Certification |
( sales thresholds )
|RIAA – U.S.||August 15, 1969||Gold|
(500,000 units sold)
|RIAA – U.S.||August 5, 2008||Platinum|
(1,000,000 units sold)
|"Nobody"||US Billboard Hot 100||116|
|"Try a Little Tenderness"||US Billboard Hot 100||29|
|Canadian Top Singles||19|
|"One"||US Billboard Hot 100||5|
|US Record World Singles||1|
|Canadian Top Singles||4|
Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967, with founding members consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards), Joe Schermie (bass), Michael Allsup (guitar), and Floyd Sneed (drums). The band had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three hitting number one. Three Dog Night recorded many songs written by outside songwriters, and they helped to introduce mainstream audiences to writers such as Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton.
Suitable for Framing is the second studio album by American rock band Three Dog Night. The album was released on the Dunhill record label on June 11, 1969 and was the first of two albums released by the band that year.
Captured Live at the Forum is the third album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969.
It Ain't Easy is the fourth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970.
Naturally is the fifth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970. It produced two top ten hits: "Joy to the World" and "Liar" (#7). "One Man Band" reached the top 20 (#19). The only original by the band is the instrumental "Fire Eater".
Golden Bisquits is the sixth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971.
Harmony is the seventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971. The album featured two Top 10 hits: "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and a cover version of Hoyt Axton's "Never Been to Spain".
Seven Separate Fools is the eighth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1972. The LP version of the album was released with seven large playing cards as an extra bonus. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, who contributed "Time to Get Alone" to the pre-TDN vocal trio Redwood, placed the LP at No. 3 among his all-time Top Ten favorite records in a 2016 conversation with Esquire's Middle East branch. Wilson succinctly stated, "Danny Hutton’s vocals are truly on point."
Around the World with Three Dog Night is a double live album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973.
Cyan is the tenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973. The albums original working title was "Seven Ball, Center Pocket", which was changed for unknown reasons.
Hard Labor is the eleventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974.
Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits is the twelfth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974.
The Best of 3 Dog Night is the fifteenth album by the American rock band, Three Dog Night and is a double album. released in 1982. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 1, 1996.
It's a Jungle is an EP by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1983.
Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 is a two-CD anthology of Three Dog Night recordings released in 1993 which includes some pre-3DN material from co-lead singers Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, as well as an unreleased track "Time to Get Alone", penned and produced by Brian Wilson from the band's brief "Redwood" incarnation. It covers all of the band's singles, as well as some album tracks, in the band's career.
Daniel Anthony Hutton is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. Hutton was a songwriter and singer for Hanna-Barbera Records from 1965–66. Hutton had a modest national hit, "Roses and Rainbows", during his tenure as a recording artist for Hanna-Barbera Records. Hutton is the father of Dash Hutton, the former drummer in the American rock band Haim.
Cory Wells was an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night is a compilation album of hits released by Universal Music as part of their 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection series. Released on May 16, 2000 with hits from the 1970s American rock and roll band Three Dog Night with no new material recorded for the compilation. As of August 2013, the album has sold 1,136,000 copies in the US.
"The Family of Man" is a song written by Paul Williams and Jack Conrad, produced by Richard Podolor. It was most famously performed by Three Dog Night and featured on their 1971 album, Harmony.
The Complete Hit Singles is a compilation album by Three Dog Night. It was released on May 25, 2004 by Geffen Records.