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    Default How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Pendergrass

    I've never seen a thread about Teddy up here, with his philly soul and that deep husky voice, I cant see how this man can be under the radar so much.
    "Harold Melville and the blue notes" IMO didnt deserve that name coz he was the person who stood out the most from the group, infact I think thats why he left them, I'm not sure.
    But its his solo work thats the most memorable to me, with tracks like "Love TKO", "Love is the power" "Turn Off the lights", "When somebody loves you back" and my favorite "You're my latest greatest inspiration" Although Gmble and Huff penned most of his tracks ,it doesnt bother me much coz its his voice that I love, although it makes it more appea;ing to me when an artist can actually write.
    Its a shame that his career practicly came to a stand still after the car crash that led to his paralysis.
    What do ya'l think about this crooner people?
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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    Man, I love Teddy P! He may be underrated here but many people know of him, especially older people who enjoy r&b/soul and were around to see him during his hey day. My parents are always going on about him, they always talk about how popular he was in his day and how many women loved him lol.

    I saw him in concert a few years ago though and I just thought it was so sad to see the physical condition he was in. During the performance, you could tell he wanted to get up and move :-(. Still, his voice was in tip top shape and he put on a great show that night, the whole crowd was really into it. Teddy is really a great soul singer. "Love TKO" is probably my fave song of his .
    Last edited by Cinnamon234; 21-05-2008 at 03:24 PM.


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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    Because Hannah Montana, Akon, Chris Brown, & Britney Spears are much more worthy of discussion. :P

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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    i have his Book and various Hits packages,etc... He is a talented Singer and started out as a Drummer. dude was tight with Harold Melvoin and the Blue notes and when He went Solo He was the first R&B Artist to have his first 5 albums all go Platinum. He was big back in a time period when a Black Artist wasn't doing what he was doing.

    He Left Harold Melvoin because him and Melvoin had tension and of course Teddy became seen as a Sex symbol and no leader of a Group is gonna want that. but Harold could Sing his own self. He died back in 1997,but the BlueNotes still Perform to this day. I dug Teddy pendergrass but he was only as Good as the stuff he got from Gamble and Huff. but he made some tight cuts.

    i think some folks shy away from him is because of his Accident and this was Pre TMZ, etc... but the stigma is still there to this day. also unlike Marvin Gaye, Teddy was pretty predictable as a artist and unlike Luther Vandross his run didn't last as long. Teddy was a time period thing but he was tough for a minute but there is a distance when it comes to the mention of his name for various reasons i truly believe.

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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    He had some hits after the accident. Teddy never really crossed over to the pop charts like Marvin or Luther, so he's pretty much unknown outside of the R&B market. In the US at least, if you're not on the pop charts you're not really recognized. Which is why things like the Soul Train Awards were created.

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    Now that ya'l mention Marvin I think Teddy is a better vocalist than Marvin although artisticly Marvin is way better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BONGANI View Post
    Now that ya'l mention Marvin I think Teddy is a better vocalist than Marvin although artisticly Marvin is way better.
    I agree.....


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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    Quote Originally Posted by BONGANI View Post
    Now that ya'l mention Marvin I think Teddy is a better vocalist than Marvin although artisticly Marvin is way better.
    i have to disagree. Marvin Gaye was a vocal genius. Teddy Pendergrass can sing yes,but he ain't seeing Marvin's 4 part harmonys lead and background and that falsetto ain't to be played with. I have heard many folks call Marvin a Vocal genius I ain't never heard anyone put Teddy over Marvin. I dig them both but Marvin could make the National Anthem sound like church and a strip joint all at once IMO.

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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    This is one of my faves ~ Be For Real (not a real video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjNpNtw4K4

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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    Whoa. Talking 'bout Teddy P! One of the smoothest brothers ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmour260 View Post
    Whoa. Talking 'bout Teddy P! One of the smoothest brothers ever!
    You got that right! The album JOY has to be his best in my opinion, and yeah Mistermix I stil mantain Teddy has a better voice than Marvin.
    The only reason you havnt heard people put TP over Marvin is because TP did not blow up in the waythat Marvin did. People tend to confuse commercial success with talent.
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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    I love Teddy Pendergrass!! He's phenomenal....god what a talent he is...is HE making new music lately?? If so, i wanna go buy some stuff!!

    "When Somebody Loves You":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX93gBhTAnM

    "Love TKO":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9VuPkIIv4

    Art Fennell talking to Teddy about his spinal injury and what his life is like now:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSE6QQUHUME
    Last edited by LindaC781; 21-08-2008 at 12:30 AM.
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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    maybe b/c u spelled hisname wrong and teddy penegrass doesn't exist

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    Default Re: How come ya'l neva talk about Teddy Penergrass

    Never heard of him.
    Last edited by FinalEyes; 21-08-2008 at 04:26 AM.

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