Three Sounds, The

Also known as 3 Sounds, 3 Sounds, The, Four Sounds, Gene Harris & The Three Sounds, Three Sounds
Members of Three Sounds, The: Andrew Simpkins, Bill Dowdy, Gene Harris

Discography of Three Sounds, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Feelin' Good 8 Audio 1960 Blue Note
2 It Just Got To Be 8 Audio 1963
3 Gene Harris The 3 Sounds 8 Audio 1971 Blue Note
4 O Sole Mio / Blue Bells 2 Audio 1958 Blue Note
5 Three Moods 10 Audio 1965 Limelight
6 Beautiful Friendship 10 Audio 1965 Limelight
7 Today's Sounds 9 Audio 1966 Limelight
8 Out Of This World 8 Audio 1965 Blue Note
9 Black Orchid 8 Audio 1962 Blue Note
10 Feelin' Good 8 Audio 1961 Blue Note
11 Three Moods 10 Audio 1965 Limelight
12 Both Sides / Mo-Ge 2 Audio 1958 Blue Note
13 Elegant Soul 9 Audio 2008 Blue Note
14 Soul Symphony 5 Audio 2008 Blue Note
15 Blue Genes 2 Audio 1962 Verve Records
16 Soul Symphony 5 Audio 2008 Blue Note
17 Moods 8 Audio 1960 Blue Note
18 Live At The 'It Club' 8 Audio 1996 Blue Note
19 Hey There! 9 Audio 1962 Blue Note
20 Sittin' Duck / Sugar Hill 2 Audio 1968 Blue Note
21 Now's The Time / Just Squeeze Me 2 Audio 1961 Blue Note
22 Broadway / Summertime 2 Audio 1961 Blue Note
23 Here We Come / Our Love Is Here To Stay 2 Audio 1961 Blue Note
24 Downtown / Mohair Sam 2 Audio 1966 Limelight
25 Live At The Lighthouse 9 Audio 1967 Blue Note
26 Soul Symphony 5 Audio 1969 Blue Note
27 Here We Come 8 Audio 1961
28 I'm Beginning To See The Light / Tammy's Breeze 4 Audio 1960 Blue Note
29 Blue Genes 8 Audio 1962 Verve Records
30 LD+3 7 Audio 2008
31 Coldwater Flat 10 Audio 1968 Blue Note
32 Blue Genes 8 Audio 1962 Verve Records
33 Li'l Darlin' 2 Audio 1960 Blue Note
34 Sittin' In At Jorgie's Jazz Club 11 Audio VGM Records
35 Vibrations 10 Audio 1966 Blue Note
36 Some Like It Modern 11 Audio 1963 Mercury
37 Some Like It Modern 11 Audio 1963 Mercury
38 Harper Valley PTA / Elegant Soul 2 Audio 1968 Blue Note
39 Besame Mucho 2 Audio 1959 Blue Note
40 Moods 8 Audio 1960 Blue Note
41 Bottoms Up! 8 Audio 1959 Blue Note
42 Things Ain't What They Used To Be 2 Audio 1960 Blue Note
43 I Could Write A Book 2 Audio 1959 Blue Note
44 Goin' Home 2 Audio 1958 Blue Note
45 The Nearness Of You 2 Audio 1960 Blue Note
46 Love For Sale 2 Audio Blue Note
47 When I Fall In Love 2 Audio 1961 Blue Note
48 Down The Track 2 Audio 1959 Blue Note
49 It's Nice 2 Audio 1958 Blue Note
50 Out Of This World 8 Audio 1962 Blue Note


Strictly speaking, this trio was born as the "Four Sounds" in 1956 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. They became "The Three Sounds" in 1957 when the saxophonist was dropped from the team when they moved to Washington, D.C.. The trio were 'discovered' by Lou Donaldson when they moved to New York City. They've worked for Nat Adderley (on Riverside) and then released 9 LPs when they signed on to Blue Note Records between 1958-62. They joined Verve and released 2 albums in 1962. Then, they joined Limelight and Mercury (1962-66). Finally, they returned to Blue Note, but with different drummers. By 1973, Gene Harris signed on as a solo artist with Blue Note and that marked the end of the trio.


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