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The Essential Teddy Pendergrass

The Essential Teddy Pendergrass

by Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass
The Essential Teddy Pendergrass

The Essential Teddy Pendergrass

by Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass


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When Legacy put together The Essential Teddy Pendergrass for release in 2007, four years had come and gone since the Philly soul singer's hits had last been anthologized in double-disc form. So, is this really all that necessary? Yes, it is completely necessary. Unlike 2003's Anthology, released through The Right Stuff, The Essential Teddy Pendergrass does not cut off just prior to TP's mid-'80s switch from Philadelphia International to Elektra/Asylum. This means that later R&B number ones "Joy" and "It Should've Been You," along with the 1984 Whitney Houston duet "Hold Me" (number five), are all included -- but this is at the expense of some of TP's lower-charting singles from the earlier years, which are squeezed out. Regardless, due its greater breadth, it is the more attractive set of the two. William C. Rhoden, who was a jazz critic and editor at Ebony prior to becoming a well-known sports columnist and author, penned the liner notes.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2007
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886971747621
catalogNumber: 717476
Rank: 5302


Disc 1

  1. I Don't Love You Anymore
  2. When Somebody Loves You Back
  3. Come Go with Me
  4. The Whole Town's Laughing at Me
  5. Somebody Told Me
  6. Love T.K.O.
  7. You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration
  8. And If I Had
  9. Don't Leave Me This Way
  10. I Miss You
  11. The Love I Lost
  12. Nine Times out of Ten
  13. Life Is a Song Worth Singing
  14. If You Don't Know Me by Now

Disc 2

  1. Feel the Fire
  2. Close the Door
  3. It's Time for Love
  4. Turn off the Lights
  5. Wake Up Everybody
  6. Bad Luck
  7. Only You
  8. Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose
  9. It Should've Been You
  10. Hold Me
  11. Joy
  12. This Gift of Life
  13. I'll Never See Heaven Again
  14. I Want My Baby Back

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Pendergrass   Primary Artist,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Hand Clapping
Dexter Wansel   Keyboards
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Thom Bell   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Carla Benson   Background Vocals
Evette Benton   Background Vocals
Victor Carstarphen   Keyboards
Karl Chambers   Drums
Roland Chambers   Guitar
Jerry Cohen   Keyboards
David Cruse   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Hand Clapping
Don Renaldo   Track Performer
Nathan East   Bass
Barry J. Eastmond   Keyboards
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Kenny Gamble   Background Vocals
Dennis Harris   Guitar
Norman Harris   Guitar
Carl Helm   Background Vocals
Leon Huff   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Barbara Ingram   Background Vocals
Joseph B. Jefferson   Background Vocals
Quinton Joseph   Drums
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Ron Kersey   Keyboards
Vince Montana   Vibes
Lenny Pakula   Organ
Sam Reed   Saxophone,Track Performer
Carlos Vega   Drums
Larry Washington   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Hand Clapping
Cecil Womack   Guitar
Earl Young   Drums
Anthony Bell   Guitar
Charlie Collins   Drums
Keith Benson   Drums
James Williams   Bass
Ronnie Baker   Bass
Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman   Bass

Technical Credits

Whitney Houston   Duet
Stephanie Mills   Duet
Teddy Pendergrass   Arranger,Producer,Duet
Bruce Springsteen   Engineer
Gene Page   Arranger
Dexter Wansel   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Producer
Cynthia Biggs   Producer
Reggie Calloway   Producer
Vincent Calloway   Producer
Victor Carstarphen   Composer,Producer
Linda Creed   Composer
Dirk Devlin   Engineer
Bill Dorman   Engineer
Jim Dougherty   Engineer
Jack Faith   Arranger,Producer
Jim Gallagher   Engineer
Kenny Gamble   Producer,Executive Producer,Author
Norman Harris   Arranger
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Leon Huff   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Author
Peter Humphreys   Engineer
Michael Hutchinson   Engineer
Quinton Joseph   Engineer
Michael Mancini   Engineer
Jay Mark   Engineer
Michael Masser   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gene McFadden   Composer,Producer
Carl Paroulo   Engineer
Darrell Rogers   Engineer
Jim Salamone   Arranger
Rocky Schnaars   Engineer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
Vince Warsavage   Engineer
John Whitehead   Producer
Cecil Womack   Producer
Carla Bandini   Engineer
Leo Sacks   Producer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Anthony Bell   Arranger
Terry Price   Arranger,Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Scott McMinn   Engineer
John L. Usry   Arranger
Richard Avedon   Cover Photo
Jeffrey Stewart   Engineer
Bruce Bluesteen   Engineer
Jerry Block   Engineer
Sherman Marshall   Producer
Bobby Martin   Arranger
Jeremy Holiday   Packaging Manager
Frank Luria   Engineer
Paul Martin   Engineer
William C. Rhoden   Liner Notes

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