Sonntag, 8. März 2009

I LIKE BEING A WOMAN - THE THREE DEGREES


russian girl in a new police women winter-dress


Heute ist ja internationaler Frauentag. Ich geb zu, unter gewöhnlichen Umständen wäre mir das wahrscheinlich nicht aufgefallen, doch da ich zurzeit in Moskau wohne komm ich an diesem Tag nicht vorbei. Denn hier ist das ein besonders wichtiger, sogar (theoretisch) arbeitsfreier Feiertag an dem sich Floristen und Zuckerbäcker ne goldene Nase verdienen. Wie viele wissen ist ja "die russische Frau" eine besondere Mischung traditioneller und progressiver Rollenbilder - dem Erbe sowjetischer Gesellschaftspolitik sei dank - und es ist durchaus nicht leicht diesen Mix zu durchblicken. 
Die "Three Degrees" liefern den passenden Song dazu: "I like being a woman". Erschienen 1973 auf ihrer LP "The Three Degrees". Der beste Teil des Songs ist meiner Meinung nach der gesprochene Textteil zum Ende hin. Viel Spaß und feiert schön!


Maybe you know, today is international woman's day. Honestly i can say that under usual circumstances i surely would not know about it, but i'm living in moscow at the moment and here it is a huge celebration day. The russian girls and ladys are, like many of you know, a special mixture of traditional and progressive role models. It's a strange heritage of the old soviet times. 
It seems the "Three Degrees" have still sung the right song for the ambivalent situatiuon in the lifestyle of modern russian women. So here comes "I like being a woman", made in 1973 and published on the LP "The Three Degrees". Especially the text of the ending is really nice...


The Three Degrees 1973


Kommentare:

Balsanja hat gesagt…

Great and sexy dress they are wearing in that photo!

A few days ago I discovered something I wondered sometimes, the three ladies from the top of the blog are New Paradise!

DJ Dex Denver hat gesagt…

Yes, i have this record since years and the best of this record is the cover i think...
maybe i will post some day something of it, but it's not really good stuff...

i don't know where, but i have seen also another similar picture of "New paradise" online. thought there exists only the one of my header...


greetings to Spain! D.

Balsanja hat gesagt…

"Showman" is not so bad. It seems the album had different shots of the same photo session, the blonde girl had also "problems" with the sheet :-)

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1315863

DJ Dex Denver hat gesagt…

because of the guitar riffs my favourite was "the french way"...

funny to see this variants. i used this cover quite often for little partys and so on...
i think i have this record nearly 12 or 13 years but i never recorded it...

D.