Pendergrass, Teddy: TP: Expanded Edition

Teddy Pendergrass: TP: Expanded Edition
Title: TP: Expanded Edition
Label: BBR

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1980 album. Having begun his career as the main vocalist for Philly Soul pioneers, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass maintained an assured presence that always sounded like it was in partnership with the music. It's this kind of conviction that would continue on through Pendergrass' solo work that would, in turn, stand out as one of the most truly distinctive voices of Philly Soul. Pendergrass would continue this successful relationship on Philadelphia International from 1977-1983 before signing with Elektra/Asylum Records with 1980's TP LP giving him his biggest commercial success of that decade. First single 'Can't We Try' (R&B #3/Pop #52) is quintessential quiet storm with a beautiful, hushed vocal performance from Pendergrass and the classic 'Love T.K.O.' (R&B #2/Pop #44) - with Cecil Womack on co-writing duties - continues the urgency of his most sensual recordings. 'Take Me In Your Arms Tonight' (also included here in its rare 12" Disco Remix) features Stephanie Mills in an ecstatic vocal interplay with Pendergrass whilst their additional duet of Peabo Bryson's 'Feel The Fire' is stunning. 'I Just Called To Say' is replete with joy and total conviction framed by bustling funk and album closer 'Let Me Love You' (co-written by Philly Soul staples McFadden and Whitehead) is a surprisingly stark, harsher affair.

1.1 Is It Still Good to Ya
1.2 Take Me in Your Arms Tonight with Stephanie Mills
1.3 I Just Called to Say
1.4 Can't We Try
1.5 Feel the Fire (Duet with Stephanie Mills)
1.6 Girl You Know
1.7 Love T.K.O
1.8 Let Me Love You
1.9 This Gift of Life (12" Long Version)
1.10 Take Me in Your Arms Tonight with Stephanie Mills (12" Disco Version)
1.11 Can't We Try (Single Version)
1.12 Love T.K.O. (Single Version)
1.13 Is It Still Good to Ya (Single Version)

Pendergrass, Teddy: TP: Expanded Edition

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