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Thread started 01/07/20 1:04am

Goddess4Real

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Teddy Pendergrass Appreciation Thread

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (2018) A thought provoking and moving doco about the rise, the fall and the comeback of this incredible talent. I really loved watching all the concert footage, however, I just wished that they talked about his duet with Whitney Houston, because Hold Me (1984) helped to launch her career. Nevertheless, I give this a 4 out of 5 popcorn My all-time fav song of Teddy's is the classic Turn Off The Lights from his Live in London 1982, Hammersmith Odeon https://www.youtube.com/w...SrEdpW3PoM it's EVERYTHING


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Reply #1 posted 01/07/20 1:08am

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Reply #2 posted 01/07/20 1:11am

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Teddy Pendergrass Live (1979) https://www.youtube.com/w..._ltN0csGYA what a show worship

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Reply #3 posted 01/07/20 1:17am

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My all-time fav album.......Teddy (1979)

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Reply #4 posted 01/07/20 1:21am

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Teddy Pendergrass Live Hammersmith Odeon (1982) https://www.youtube.com/w...0mWCOAxxxA touched

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Reply #5 posted 01/07/20 1:30am

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Teddy Pendergrass - Unsung (2010) https://www.youtube.com/w...SooirO3QdY

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Reply #6 posted 01/07/20 9:11am

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yez lawd biggrin

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Reply #7 posted 01/07/20 12:32pm

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An inimitable voice and a massive loss.

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Reply #8 posted 01/07/20 8:29pm

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I was pretty horrified by the implication that he'd been involved in murdering his first manager. Songs he'd SUNG have gotten me through (*or INCREDIBLY HELPED) some hard ordeals and times. Learning the dirty shady shit didn't help much for me. But I've always loved the work done with stuff like life is a song with singing, his singing with Harold Melvin "Wake up" (*such a simple and profound song whether contrived or not)

And my favourite "cold cold world".

The mastery of that track and it's players with his voice are a spiritual gift.


Just truly horrified to acknowledge the (likely) "steps" taken to get there
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Reply #9 posted 01/08/20 3:46am

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Goddess4Real said:

My all-time fav album.....Teddy (1979)







great lp...my favorite T.P. lp is "Life Is A Song Worth Singing"...the song "When Somebody Loves You Back" is STILL my favorite Teddy Pendergrass song ever
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Reply #10 posted 01/09/20 1:45pm

SoulAlive

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My all-time fav album.......Teddy (1979)

Superb album nod my favorite track is "I'll Never See Heaven Again" music

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/20 1:51pm

SoulAlive

My Top 5 favorite Teddy Pendergrass songs

1) "Love TKO"

2)"When Somebody Loves You Back"

3)"I'll Never See Heaven Again"

4)"Wake Up Everybody" (w/Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)

5)"Come Go With Me"

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Reply #12 posted 01/09/20 3:23pm

RJOrion

Gamble & Huff's productions had amazing chemistry with Teddy's vocal stylings the same way that Al Green had amazing chemistry with Willie Mitchell's productions.
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Reply #13 posted 01/09/20 5:29pm

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Teddy Pendergrass albums...

Drop the needle and walk away because what you are about to hear is an amazing voice and artistry. Mr Pendergrass has been apart of my playlist since Sep. 2019.

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Reply #14 posted 01/09/20 5:54pm

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"Love TKO" and "The Whole Towns Laughing at Me" get much play around my home! TP was an unbelievably talented singer. I really miss that era of music.

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Reply #15 posted 01/09/20 6:20pm

RJOrion

BalladofPeterParker said:

"Love TKO" and "The Whole Towns Laughing at Me" get much play around my home! TP was an unbelievably talented singer. I really miss that era of music.




damn...i completely forgot about "The Whole Towns Laughing At Me"...great great song...also even though it was technically a Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes song, "Bad Luck" was my shit, too...amazingly produced philly soul.

Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff were the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis of the 70s...Jimmy Jam even himself says that when he first started playing in his first real band (Mind & Matter), he was heavily influenced by Gamble and Huff, and you easily hear it in those early Mind&Matter recordings from the mid to late 70s
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Reply #16 posted 01/12/20 7:37pm

SoulAlive

anyone else think it was crazy that the group was called Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes when it was Teddy who was doing all the lead vocals? biggrin no wonder he went solo,lol

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Reply #17 posted 01/12/20 10:25pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

I was pretty horrified by the implication that he'd been involved in murdering his first manager. Songs he'd SUNG have gotten me through (*or INCREDIBLY HELPED) some hard ordeals and times. Learning the dirty shady shit didn't help much for me. But I've always loved the work done with stuff like life is a song with singing, his singing with Harold Melvin "Wake up" (*such a simple and profound song whether contrived or not)

And my favourite "cold cold world".

The mastery of that track and it's players with his voice are a spiritual gift.


Just truly horrified to acknowledge the (likely) "steps" taken to get there



I was equally horrified by the idea that Teddy's accident wasn't an accident. And that his injuries were made worse by the prolonging of him getting medical attention because the authorities were more interested in a photo opportunity.

My aunt who pretty much raised me was the biggest Teddy fan. So I remember when all this happened. But being just a child I didn't know any of the details.
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Reply #18 posted 01/13/20 12:17pm

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A little off topic but my favorite sample use of Teddy Pendergrass is Hip Hop's Prince of Darkness, the Big Daddy Kane-- "In The PJ's".

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Reply #19 posted 01/13/20 1:08pm

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Come On And Go With Me came up during my work out mix and it grooved my ass off.

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Reply #20 posted 01/14/20 10:12am

Empress

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Come On And Go With Me came up during my work out mix and it grooved my ass off.

Great song! I love it too.
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Reply #21 posted 01/15/20 1:34am

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I echo pretty much what most of you guys said.

Classic TP

Turn Off the Lights

Love TKO

When Somebody Loves You Back

The Whole Town's Laughing At Me

Only You

How about the classic with Harold Melvin Hope We Can Be Together Soon?

Melvin sings lead with vocalist Sharon Paige but Teddy come in on the end

and clean that shit up lol

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Reply #22 posted 01/15/20 12:44pm

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There is an excellent documentary that come out a few month ago on one of the premium cable channels.

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Reply #23 posted 01/15/20 2:10pm

SoulAlive

phunkdaddy said:

How about the classic with Harold Melvin Hope We Can Be Together Soon?

Melvin sings lead with vocalist Sharon Paige but Teddy come in on the end

and clean that shit up lol

another great song featuring the three of them:

"You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" from the 1975 Wake Up Everybody album music

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Reply #24 posted 01/16/20 7:12am

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Lets not forget how much Harold ripped him off too.


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Reply #25 posted 01/17/20 7:35am

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SoulAlive said:

anyone else think it was crazy that the group was called Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes when it was Teddy who was doing all the lead vocals? biggrin no wonder he went solo,lol


That never made sense! My records say Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes featuring Teddy Pendergrass, but I assume they were printed later when Teddy made a name for hisself

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