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This double cd is proof enough. Listening to this cd, you really do get a sense of the raw power and emotion that Teddy Pendergrass would put into a song. It is hardly surprising that Otis Redding was one of his inspirations and like so many, Teddy's vocal ability was honed in the Gospel tradition of black America. I think Teddy has been underrated. He had a pressence, both physically and vocally that could easily compare to Marvin Gaye or Al Green. Teddy's work has been sampled often, especially Love TKO, so his influence has been felt.
But when the man sings about 'The Love I Lost' if you don't feel his pain and anguish, then you need to check you still have a pluse. There are times when a cd is titled as 'The Essential' and it does not always live up to expectations. Usually, there is a hit or two missing, a live track thrown in as a filler This collection is absolutely on the mark.
Not only are the tracks the best of Teddy's work, many are the full length versions and not the three minute radio edits. Wake Up Everybody being one such. One day someone will give these guys the plaudits and acknowledgment they deserve.
Teddy Pendergrass was one of the best singers of all time right up there with Barry White. RIP Teddy and Barry both of you were the greatest.
Who cares! His talent and soothing voice makes up for it! His 3 kids not matter how they got here were deeply loved by him and he lved them. They also had to witness and take care of him. You did not. He would really want this even if he left everything to you , his mind snd health would not let him think straight. Iknow how it feels to be alone with your family especially your kids. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Sign in. Log into your account. Password recovery. Forgot your password? Get help. You had to have been there to feel and experience the energy and visual of Teddy live. The audience definitely enjoyed the show, as the screaming starts from the moment he's introduced to the finale. Pendergrass ' two make-out ballads: "Close the Door" and "Turn Off the Lights" are creamy concoctions. Raps and interviews interspersed throughout the album are distracting. Fast tunes balance the slow stuff, but the fast numbers, except for "Do Me," are weak.