The Three Sounds Catalog

1958

The 3 Sounds  (Blue Note BLP 1600)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 16, 1958
tk.5Willow Weep For Me
tk.6Both Sides
tk.12Tenderly
tk.17It's Nice
Gene Harris, piano, celeste; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 28, 1958
tk.4O Sole Mio
tk.7Blue Bells
tk.12Woody'n You
tk.18Goin' Home
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81600, CDP 7 46531 2.

The 3 Sounds, Vol. 2  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61019)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 16, 1958
tk.8Bobby
tk.9Mo-Ge
tk.15Soft Touch
Gene Harris, piano, celeste; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 28, 1958
tk.2Don't Get Around Much Anymore
tk.14It Might As Well Be Spring
tk.16Goin' Home (alternate take)

The 3 Sounds - Bottoms Up!  (Blue Note BLP 4014)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 16, 1958
tk.10Angel Eyes
tk.18Falling In Love With Love
Gene Harris, piano, celeste; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 28, 1958
tk.11Time After Time
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 11, 1959
tk.5Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
tk.12Besame Mucho
tk.13Jinne Lou
tk.17I Could Write A Book
tk.21Love Walked In
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84014.

1959

The 3 Sounds - Good Deal  (Blue Note BLP 4020)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 20, 1959
tk.4Tracy's Blue
tk.6That's All
tk.8Satin Doll
tk.10Soft Winds
tk.12St. Thomas
tk.13Robbins' Nest
tk.14Don't Blame Me
tk.15Down The Track
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84020.

Various Artists - Rare Tracks - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series  (Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 20, 1959
tk.5It's Only A Paper Moon
tk.7There Is No Greater Love

The Three Sounds - Standards  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21281 2 0)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 8, 1959
tk.10Alone Together
tk.25Thinking Of You
tk.26Good Night Ladies
tk.43Lights Out
Gene Harris, piano, organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums; + Ike Quebec, tenor sax #3.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 4, 1962
1. tk.2Sometimes I'm Happy
2. tk.6Azule Serape
3. tk.18Blues On Trial
4. tk.22Makin' Whoopee
5. tk.23For Dancers Only
6. tk.30Tadd's Delight
Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27, 1962
tk.12The Best Things In Life Are Free
tk.13Cry Me A River
tk.24Again
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1962
tk.30Witchcraft
tk.32Stay As Sweet As You Are
tk.39Red Sails In The Sunset

1960

The 3 Sounds - Feelin' Good  (Blue Note BLP 4072)

Gene Harris, piano, celeste; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1960
tk.3I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
tk.12Two Bass Hit
tk.16It Could Happen To You
tk.17Straight, No Chaser
tk.18Blues After Dark
tk.20Parker's Pad
tk.21When I Fall In Love
tk.22I Got It Bad
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84072.

The 3 Sounds - Moods  (Blue Note BLP 4044)

Gene Harris, piano, celeste; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1960
tk.5Loose Walk
tk.6Things Ain't What They Used To Be
tk.7Love For Sale
tk.9Li'l Darlin'
tk.10I'm Beginning To See The Light
tk.11Tammy's Breeze
tk.15On Green Dolphin Street
tk.23Sandu
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84044.

The 3 Sounds - It Just Got To Be  (Blue Note BLP 4120)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 13, 1960
tk.1If I Were A Bell
tk.7It Just Got To Be Me
tk.15South Of The Border
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 14, 1960
tk.19Blue 'N' Boogie
tk.20The Nearness Of You
tk.30One For Renee
tk.31Stella By Starlight
tk.32Real Gone
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84120.

The 3 Sounds - Here We Come  (Blue Note BLP 4088)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 13, 1960
tk.4Summertime
tk.5Here We Come
tk.11Poinciana
tk.17Sonnymoon For Two
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 14, 1960
tk.23Just Squeeze Me
tk.25Broadway
tk.26Now's The Time
tk.33Our Love Is Here To Stay
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84088.

1961

The Three Sounds Featuring Gene Harris - Babe's Blues  (Blue Note BST 84434)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1961
tk.1Shiny Stockings
tk.9Work Song
tk.14Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
tk.21Walking The Floor Over You
tk.22Sweet And Lovely
tk.26Blue Daniel
tk.29Wait A Minute
tk.30Stairway To The Stars
tk.33Lazy Cat
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8, 1962
tk.16Babe's Blues
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84434 2.

The 3 Sounds - Hey There  (Blue Note BLP 4102)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1961
tk.4Sermonette
tk.15You Are My Sunshine
tk.16Nothin' But The Blues
tk.17Dap's Groove
tk.18The Masquerade Is Over
tk.19Hey There
tk.23Stompin' At The Savoy
tk.24Little Girl Blue
tk.27Street Of Dreams
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84102.

1962

The 3 Sounds - Out Of This World  (Blue Note BLP 4197)

Gene Harris, piano, organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 4, 1962
tk.7Out Of This World
tk.9Girl Of My Dreams
tk.11Just In Time
Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1962
tk.1You Make Me Feel So Young
tk.3I'll Be Around
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8, 1962
tk.12My Silent Love
tk.17Sanctified Sue
tk.20Out Of The Past
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84197.

The 3 Sounds - Black Orchid  (Blue Note BLP 4155)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1962
tk.4Secret Love
tk.6Oh Well, Oh Well
tk.7Black Orchid
tk.8A Foggy Day
tk.10For All We Know
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8, 1962
tk.18Saucer Eyes
tk.19Don't Go, Don't Go
tk.21At Last
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84155, CDP 7243 8 21289 2 2.

The 3 Sounds - Black Orchid  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21289 2 2)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27, 1962
tk.14Back Home
tk.18You Dig It
tk.25Theme For M Squad
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4155 + 3 bonus tracks.

The Three Sounds - Blue Genes  (Verve V/V6 8513)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 12, 13, 14 & 15, 1962
62VK664Blue Genes, Part 1
62VK665Blue Genes, Part 2
62VK671Love Somebody
62VK673Autumn In New York
62VK674Gina My Love
62VK675Mr. Wonderful
62VK677In A Mellow Tone
62VK678Red Sails In The Sunset
62VK681Whims Of Chamberland

The Three Sounds - Play Jazz On Broadway  (Mercury MG 20776)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 14 & 15, 1962
22625Someone Nice Like You
22626Climb Ev'ry Mountain
22627Gonna Build A Mountain
22628You Don't Tell Me
22629Once In A Lifetime
22630The Sweetest Sounds
22631As Long As She Needs Me
22632What Kind Of Fool Am I
22633I'd Do Anything For You
22634Who Will Buy
22635If I Ever Would Leave You
22636I Believe In You
** also issued on Mercury SR 60776.

1963

The Three Sounds - Some Like It Modern  (Mercury MG 20839)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
NYC, July 17 & 18, 1963
29105Ceasar And Cleopatra Theme
29106Lazy River
29107After Hours
29108There's Something Nice About The Rain
29109Let's Dance
29110On The Sunny Side Of The Street
29111Mr. Lucky
29112I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
29113Way Down Front
29114Sentimental Journey
29115Elbows And Armpits
** also issued on Mercury SR 60839, (J) PHCE 6012.

1964

The Three Sounds Featuring Gene Harris - Groovin' Hard - Live At The Penthouse 1964-1968  (Resonance Records HCD-2025)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, February 20, 1964
Blue Genes
Rat Down Front
Caesar And Cleopatra (Film Theme)
same personnel.
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, October 22, 1964
Bluesette
Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Kalil Madi, drums.
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, June 23, 1966
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
The Boogaloo
same personnel.
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, June 30, 1966
A.M. Blues
Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, August 23, 1968
Girl Talk
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Yours Is My Heart Alone
** reissue of Resonance Records HLP-9025.

1965

The Three Sounds - Justerini / Hittin' The Jug  (Limelight L 3059)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums; with Milt Bernhart, Gil Falco, Lew McCreary, George Oliver, Tommy Shepherd, Kenny Shroyer, trombone.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 24 & 25 & March 25, 1965
35801Hittin' The Jug (45 rpm edit)

The Three Sounds - Three Moods  (Limelight LM 82014)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 24 & 25, 1965
31746You've Changed
31751Our Theme
Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums; with Leonard Atkins, Harry Bluestone, Sam Caplan, John DeVoogdt, Lou Kievman, Alfred Lustgarten, Alexander Neiman, Kurt Reher, Joseph Saxon, Darrel Terwilliger, strings.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 24 & 25 & March 24, 1965
31744The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
31745The Second Time Around
31748Invitation
31752Change Partners
Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums; with Milt Bernhart, Gil Falco, Lew McCreary, George Oliver, Tommy Shepherd, Kenny Shroyer, trombone.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 24 & 25 & March 25, 1965
31747Hittin' The Jug
31749John Brown's Body
31750What Now, My Love
31753Justerini
** also issued on Limelight LS 86014.

The Three Sounds - Beautiful Friendship  (Limelight LM 82026)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums; with unidentified large orchestra, Julian Lee, arranger, conductor.
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1965
35834Theme From "Skyscraper"
35835That Man
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August, 1965
35836The Following Sea
35837Beautiful Friendship
35838She's Too Far Above Me
35839It's A Blue World
35840Hot Cha
35841Cute
35842Hittin' Another Jug
35843Shortnin' Bread
** also issued on Limelight LS 86026.

The Three Sounds - Live At The Living Room  (Mercury MG 20921)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.
NYC, 1965
32277Glory Of Love
32278Once In A Lifetime
32279Green's
32280Blues For Big Scotia
32281Blues For My Baby
32282Hymn To Freedom
32284Blues
32285Mississippi Mud
32286Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Mercury SR 60921.

1966

The 3 Sounds - Vibrations  (Blue Note BLP 4248)

Gene Harris, piano, organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Kalil Madi, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1966
tk.3Let's Go Get Stoned
tk.5Fever
tk.9The Lamp Is Low
tk.12Charade
tk.18Yeh Yeh
tk.23Django
tk.33Yours Is My Heart Alone
tk.35Something You Got
tk.40The Frown
tk.46It Was A Very Good Year
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84248.

The Three Sounds - Today's Sounds  (Limelight LM 82037)

Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Kalil Madi, drums.
"London House", Chicago, IL, 1966
35974Downtown
35975Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
35976The Way I Feel
35977The Good Life
35978Mohair Sam
35979Simple Simon
35980A.M. Blues
35981Old Folks
35982Goodnight Ladies
** also issued on Limelight LS 86037.

1967

The 3 Sounds - Live At The Lighthouse  (Blue Note BLP 4265)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; Dick Bock, producer.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, June 9 & 10, 1967
Still I'm Sad
June Night: Just Give Me A June Night / The Moonlight And You
I Thought About You
Summertime
Makin' Bread Again
Here's That Rainy Day
Blues March
Gene Harris, piano, organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; Dick Bock, producer.
not live at "The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, June 10, 1967
Crying Time
I Held My Head In Shame
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84265, 7243 5 23995 2 9.

The 3 Sounds - Live At The Lighthouse  (Blue Note 7243 5 23995 2 9)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; Dick Bock, producer.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, June 9 & 10, 1967
Never Say Yes
River Shallow
Sunny
Bad Bad Whiskey
C Jam Blues (set call)
Gene Harris, piano, organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; Dick Bock, producer.
not live at "The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, June 10, 1967
Takin' It Easy
Down In My Own Tears
Why Am I Treated So Bad
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4265 + 8 bonus tracks.

1968

The Three Sounds And The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat  (Blue Note BST 84285)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; with Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore, trumpet; Lou Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers, trombone; Ernie Tack, bass trombone; Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier, alto sax; Plas Johnson, tenor sax; Bill Green, baritone sax; Ken Watson, percussion; Roger Hutchinson, unknown instruments; Oliver Nelson, arranger.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 10, 1968
The Look Of Love (From "Casino Royal")
Georgia (On My Mind)
The Grass Is Greener
I Remember Bird
with Jay Migliori, tenor sax; Lou Singer, timpani; replaces Johnson, Hutchinson.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 11, 1968
My Romance
Lonely Bottles
Do Do Do (What Now Is Next)
Coldwater Flat
Last Train To Clarksville
Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; with Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore, trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Lou Blackburn, Billy Byers, trombone; Ernie Tack, bass trombone; Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier, alto sax; Plas Johnson, Tom Scott, tenor sax; Bill Green, baritone sax; Lou Singer, timpani; Ken Watson, percussion; Roger Hutchinson, unknown instruments; Oliver Nelson, arranger.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 12, 1968
Star Trek

Gene Harris And His Three Sounds - Elegant Soul  (Blue Note BST 84301)

Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; with Jim Horn, flute; Jesse Erlich, Henry Felber, Lou Kievman, William Kurash, Leonard Malarsky, Albert Steinberg, strings; Alan Estes, vibes; Al Vescovo, guitar; Paul Humphrey, drums; Dee Ervin, Miles Grayson, percussion; Monk Higgins, arranger, conductor.
RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 1968
2958Sittin' Duck
2959(Sock It To Me) Harper Valley PTA
2963Book Of Slim
Gene Harris, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; with Bob Jung, reeds; Dave Burk, Henry Felber, Ron Fulsom, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Tibor Zelig, violin; Phil Goldberg, Leonard Selic, viola; Jerry Kessler, cello; Alan Estes, vibes, percussion; Al Vescovo, guitar; Paul Humphrey, drums; Dee Ervin, Miles Grayson, percussion; Monk Higgins, arranger, conductor.
RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 1968
2956Elegant Soul
2957Do It Right Now
2960Sugar Hill
2962Black Gold
2961African Sweets
2964Walls Of Respect

1969

A New Sound From The Three Sounds - Soul Symphony  (Blue Note BST 84341)

Gene Harris, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; with David Duke, French horn; Buddy Collette, flute, alto flute; Fred Robinson, guitar; Alan Estes, percussion; unidentified strings, led by Sid Sharp, Monk Higgins, composer, arranger, conductor.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 26, 1969
5087Repeat After Me
5088Upper Four Hundred
5089Popsicle Pimp
5090Black Sugar
Gene Harris, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; with David Duke, Art Maebe, French horn; Buddy Collette, flute, alto flute; Fred Robinson, guitar; Alan Estes, percussion; unidentified strings, led by James Getzoff, Monk Higgins, composer, arranger, conductor; + overdubs: Specialties Unlimited: Alex Brown, Mamie Galore, Clydie King, backing vocals.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 28, 1969
5086Soul Symphony

1970

Gene Harris And The Three Sounds - Live At The 'It Club'  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35338 2 4)

Gene Harris, piano; Henry Franklin, bass, electric bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
"The It Club", Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 1970
Funky Pullett
I'm Still Sad
Baby Man
Love For Sale
Sittin' Duck
On Green Dolphin Street
Tammy's Breeze
John Brown's Body
** reissue of Blue Note B1-35338 + 2 bonus tracks.

Gene Harris And The Three Sounds - Live At The 'It Club', Volume 2  (Blue Note 7243 5 23997 2 7)

Gene Harris, piano; Henry Franklin, bass, electric bass, sand blocks, jawbone #1,5-9, bass, electric bass #2-4; Carl Burnett, drums, congas, tambourine #1,5-9, drums #2-4; Monk Higgins, cabasa, claves, jawbone, vibraslap #1,5-9.
"The It Club", Los Angeles, CA, March 6 & 7, 1970
1.Put On Train
2.I'm In Love
3.Down Home
4.Girl Talk
5.Black Fox
6.Apollo 21
7.Eleanor Rigby
8.Get Back
9.Come Together

1971

Gene Harris The 3 Sounds  (Blue Note BST 84378)

Gene Harris, piano; Monk Higgins, organ, arranger; Fred Robinson, Al Vescovo, guitar; Luther Hughes, electric bass; Carl Burnett, drums; Bobbye Porter Hall, congas; Paul Humphrey, percussion; + overdubs: unidentified vocals.
United Artists Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 1971
8173 (tk.4)Hey Girl
8185 (tk.3)Did You Think
8175 (tk.3)Your Love Is Just Too Much
8186 (tk.7)What's The Answer
8181 (tk.6)I'm Leaving
same personnel.
United Artists Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 1971
8180 (tk.3)Put On Train
8179 (tk.1)You Got To Play The Game
same personnel.
United Artists Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1971
8182 (tk.1)Eleanor Rigby