3 Chairs3 Chairs

Label:Three Chairs – 3CHR 3
3 x Vinyl, 12", Album, 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:House, Deep House


A13 Chairs Theme
SaxophoneNorma Jean Bell
BBlackbone Waltz17:12
C1System Sauce5:03
C2Misty City
BassBubz Fiddler
KeyboardsAmp Fiddler
DDance Of Nubia13:07
E1I Wonder Why (Edit)
Programmed By [Additional Programming]S. Ingram*
Written-ByBill Beaver
E2Underwater People8:20
FMidday Blues At Midnight
BassBubz Fiddler
KeyboardsAmp Fiddler
SaxophoneNorma Jean Bell



E1: Original Song: Brown Beaver Music BMI - EDIT: Mrkt Chairs Publishing, and Brown Beaver Music BMI // Vibes New & Rare Music // KDJ inc. // Sound // Mrkt Chairs Publishing
God Bless Laura Gavoor - Yin-Sight Management forever with us ... 3chairs 2002 //
Thanks to the Creator and YOU. //

Plate I: A1: 106-117 | A2: 118-120 | B: 96
Plate II: C1: 103 | C2: 118 | D: 117
Plate III : E1: 121 | E2: 107 | F: 120

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 3 CHR-3 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 3 CHR-3 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): 3 CHR-3 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): 3 CH-3-D RE 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side E): 3 CHR-3 E re
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side F): 3 CHR-3 F

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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3 Chairs (2×CD, Album)Three Chairs3CH 3CDUS2004
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3 Chairs (2×CD, Album)Three Chairs3CHACD3US2004
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3 Chairs (2×CD, Album, Reissue)Three Chairs3CH3CDJPJapan2008



  • nicol's avatar
    Edited 24 days ago
    Strange that "3 Chairs Theme" has a nice stereo mix on this LP (according to some videos, I dont own it), which is not the case on the digital version -ex. the 2021 "3 chairs Collection" digital compilation- which is mono.
    • Pusherman_Records's avatar
      Edited 5 months ago
      If anybody ever hears about a reissue at some point please let me know.
      • Mossy2953's avatar
        Edited 8 months ago
        Man this one blew my hair back so hard, and still continues to do so to this very day. Hearing this for the first time was like straight up hearing another Orb's Adventures. What a unique flavour of classy cigar bar house. Unforgettable, immortal and inimitable in my book.

        Stylistically it's got that kind of deep-house-ey, Detroit-techno-ey, Brian-Eno-ey 'pretends-to-be-repetitive-but-the-minute-details-are-actually-ever-changing' sort of understated continuity, which you can just keep on listening to all day. Sonically it's a homage to scratched up old vinyl, with its central focus on this grainy, misty noise wall encasing the music, adding much charm, character and dimension to the already-incredible compositions in the process. Aesthetically it's got this kind of afro-America vibe, but not really in a hip-hop way, or a blues way, or a funk way, or a jazz way, or a soul way... I dunno, It's pretty hard to describe without experiencing it for yourself, but it's sufficiently realised enough to convince a skinny white boy from down'unda who likes Diablo 2, and I've never felt anything like it before or since - it's definitely found its own sound, which all the very best records do.

        I had the pleasure of seeing Theo last Saturday night, and I've been bingeing all these albums ever since - at work, in the car, home with headphones. Every last song here is a total masterclass, without exception. One of the finest records in all of dance music.
        • fitzstudio's avatar
          They should modify the page in order to make it possible rating this with "6 stars".
          • newdurchzecker's avatar
            Edited 8 years ago
            blackbone waltz does this thing to me…can’t even describe how great this record is
            • SoulSlappScelo's avatar
              My God! Blackbone Waltz is a murderous piece. The whole album is intact and will definately make 90% of your music collection sound useless. Slow burning Deep Music! Love it!!!!!
              • JeroenAxiome's avatar
                blackbone waltz is killing me every single time <3 Superb album
                • toomzz's avatar
                  This album has one downside: it'll instantly make about 90% of your record collection sound cheap and uninspired.
                  • csc5a2g's avatar
                    Quality every step of the way. A rare must have if you are into deepness.
                    • pipecock's avatar
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      This LP differs from the 3 Chairs earlier work in that it is collaborative instead of a compilation of individual tracks. This setup also introduces Malik Pittman to the group.

                      The real achievement here is the level of cohesiveness in mixing all the influences of their music. It's like listening to their infamous deejay sets all rolled into one: Chicago house, Detroit techno, disco, boogie, soul, jazz, if they play it, it's mixed in there with no one sound outweighing any other. The overpowering atmosphere this creates is not one that is present on many albums in any genre, much less a "dance" album.

                      Of course this album does damage on the dancefloor, most especially "Dreams", a minimal melodic jam, and "Misty City", the bass heavy monster. The album also flows well for listening purposes with many stoned soul downtempo house cuts for the late night smoking sessions.

                      Also very impressive is the mixture of live and electronic elements. Moreso than any of their individual productions, the lines between what is played and what is programmed is heavily blurred. Guest musicians like Andres, Amp Fiddler, and Norma Jean Bell add to the already considerable playing and programming abilities of Kenny, Theo, Malik, and Rick and help push the quality level over the top.

                      If you like Detroit house and you don't have this, you really need to get it. "Essential" doesn't even begin to cover it. When people are looking back on this music from the future, this will be one of the slept on classics!


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