Title - 'The Essential Teddy Pendergrass' (Legacy)
Artist - Teddy Pendergrass
"Let's take a shower together." Between Al Green and Luther Vandross, and way before South Park's Chef, came Teddy Pendergrass, the king of the soul seduction masters for a half-decade after his mid-'70s departure from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.
Teddy Pendergrass is one of the most beloved R&B singers from the late 70's and early 80's. Although a car accident would leave him a paraplegic, that didn't stop Teddy from performing or keep his fans away. Legacy Recordings has now released a special two disc collection titled "The Essential Teddy Pendergrass." The 2-disc release featuring 28 of Teddy's most beloved hit songs. Some of the songs included are "Close The Door," "Love T.K.O.," "Get Up, Get Down," and many, many other such hits. The release also includes Teddy's duet with Stephanie Mills "Feel The Fire," and his collaboration with Whitney Houston "Hold Me." And for those fans of you out there that adore such things, in addition to the 28 re-mastered hit songs, "The Essential Teddy Pendergrass," includes rare photos and an essay in the accompaying booklet.
Indeed, also included are the extended versions of "Wake Up Everybody" and an original version of "Don't Leave Me This Way"! If you haven't heard these enticing tunes or thought about the man they called Teddy Bear in years, this is the reminder you need.