This trio sang easy listening pop songs, scoring hits in Britain, America and elsewhere with some great songs. Tony had some success in the early sixties, when he had an American hit with Halfway to Paradise (a British hit for Billy Fury) and a British top five hit with Bless you. Neither of those songs is included in this compilation, which focuses exclusively on the trio's music from 1970 to 1974. The trio was made up of Joyce Vincent and Thelma Hopkins, both of whom had previous experience as backup singers with Motown.
Tie a yellow ribbon has become a classic. It was adopted as an anthem for Vietnam veterans and the use of yellow ribbons to symbolize homecomings has become something of a tradition around the world. The practice did not exist before this song was written, so it shows how music influences life in all sorts of ways.
Their other great hits, all featured here, were Knock three times, Candida, What are you doing Sunday, Say has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose and Who's in the strawberry patch with Sally.
The remainder of this collection includes a number of covers, including Up on the roof (Drifters), You're a lady (Peter Skellern), It's all in the game (Tommy Edwards) and a couple of James Taylor songs (Rainy day woman, Carolina in my mind).
Different compilations have been released in different countries. This British compilation is as good as any you're likely to find. If you like easy listening pop of the early seventies by groups like the New Seekers, you should enjoy this.