Essential Teddy Pendergrass - (Import CD)
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- Philly Soul
- Mono / Stereo
- Dexter Wansel; Sherman Marshall; Kenneth Gamble; Cynthia Biggs; Teddy Pendergrass; Reggie Calloway; Terry Price; Thom Bell; Michael Masser; Victor Carstarphen; Cecil Womack; Leon Huff; Leo Sacks; John Whitehead; Gene McFadden; Vincent Calloway; Leo Sacks (Compilation)
- The Essential Teddy Pendergrass
Personnel: Teddy Pendergrass (congas, bongos, hand claps, percussion); Dennis Harris , Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Anthony Bell, Bobby Eli, Cecil Womack (guitars); Sam Reed (saxophone); Leon Huff (piano, keyboards); Lenny Pakula (organ); Thom Bell (keyboards, background vocals); Dexter Wansel, Jerry Cohen, Ron Kersey, Victor Carstarphen, Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards); Vince Montana (vibraphone); Bob Babbitt, Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman, Ronnie Baker, James Williams (bass guitar); Karl Chambers, Keith Benson, Daryl Burgee, Earl Young, Quinton Joseph, Charles Collins (drums); David Cruse, Larry Washington (congas, bongos, hand claps, percussion); Evette Benton, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Carl Helm, Joseph Jefferson, Kenneth Gamble (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.
THE ESSENTIAL TEDDY PENDERGRASS is a meticulously selected and assembled collection of the R&B singer's best material. Across two discs ESSENTIAL covers all Pendergrass's biggest hits (he regularly topped the R&B charts in the late 1970s and '80s) from both his early Philadelphia International tenure and his later stint at Elektra.
Pendergrass cut some excellent uptempo dance tracks, funky workouts that made good use of his forceful pipes, and several of those are included here. But the man is best known for his romantic material, and rightfully so. His intimate, sensual croon will forever make tunes like "Turn Off the Lights" and "Close the Door" seduction staples. Those and many more are included here, making ESSENTIAL a definitive statement on Pendergrass's place in the R&B canon.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Teddy Pendergrass
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Don't Love You Anymore
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] When Somebody Loves You Back
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Come Go With Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Whole Town's Laughing at Me, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Somebody Told Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love T.K.O.
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] And If I Had
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Don't Leave Me This Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Miss You
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Love I Lost, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Nine Times Out of Ten
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Life Is a Song Worth Singing
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] If You Don't Know Me by Now
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Feel the Fire
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Close the Door
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] It's Time For Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Turn Off the Lights
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Wake up Everybody
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Bad Luck
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Only You
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Get up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] It Should've Been You
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Hold Me
- [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Joy
- [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] This Gift of Life
- [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] I'll Never See Heaven Again
- [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] I Want My Baby Back
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- 150m 56s
- Video Disabled
- Dexter Wansel; Paul Martin; Peter Humphreys; Michael Hutchinson; Dirk Devlin; Carla Bandini; Jim Gallagher; Jeffrey Stewart; Joe Tarsia; Jay Mark; Darrell Rogers; Bruce Springsteen; Carl Paroulo; Quinton Joseph; Arthur Stoppe; Scott McMinn; Rocky Schaars; Frank Luria; Jim Doughtery; Jerry Block; Bruce Bluesteen; Bill Dorman; Vincent Warsavage
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