Three Dog Night: Michael Allsup (guitar); Joe Schermie, Jack Ryland (bass instrument); Chuck Negron, Danny Hutton, Jimmy Greenspoon, Skip Konte, Floyd Sneed, Cory Wells.
Personnel: Chuck Negron, Danny Hutton, Cory Wells (vocals); Mike Allsup (guitar); Patrick Sullivan (cello); Walter Parazaider (saxophone); Lee Loughnane (trumpet); James Pankow (trombone); Ron Stockert (Fender Rhodes piano); Gordon de Witty (organ); Jimmy Greenspoon, Skip Konte (keyboards); Floyd Sneed (drums, percussion); Mickey McMeel (percussion).
Additional personnel: James Pankow (trumpet); Walter Parazaider.
Photographer: Ed Caraeff.
One of the most commercially successful bands of its era, Three Dog Night had a remarkable run of more than 20 chart singles between 1969 and 1975, racking up nearly a dozen top-10 hits and, consequently, 12 consecutive gold albums. THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES brings these 21 cuts together in a single-disc package. The band's soulful pop-rock, driven by the revolving, triple lead vocals of Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells, and sweetened by atmospheric keys, rock guitar, and tasteful strings, attest to their widespread appeal and sustained popularity.
Though the band focused on interpreting material by other songwriters, their taste was impeccable. Those with even a passing familiarity with the pop music of the time will recognize the Dog's cover of Harry Nilsson's "One," Paul William's "An Old Fashioned Love Song," and Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)." Two Hoyt Axton songs, "Never Been to Spain" and "Joy to the World," provided the band with two of their biggest hits, with the latter dominating the top slot for six straight weeks. The Arkin/Robinson-penned song "Black and White" (another #1 smash) is also included. In all, the track list amounts to a definitive collection of the band's best moments.