Teddy Pendergrass ‘ “TP” is his fifth album (featuring the hits “Can”t We Try” and “Love T.K.O.”) released on July 25, 1980.
Track Listing : 1.Is It Still Good To Ya? (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 04:36 . 2.Take Me In Your Arms Tonight (Duet With Stephanie Mills) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 05:28 . 3.I Just Called To Say (Cecil Womack) – 04:29 . 4.Can’T We Try (Ken Hirsch, Ron Miller) – 05:04 . 5.Feel The Fire (Duet With Stephanie Mills) (Peabo Bryson) – 05:32 . 6.Girl You Know (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 04:04 . 7.Love T.K.O. (Cecil Womack, Eddie Noble) – 04:59 . 8.Let Me Love You (Jerry Cohen, Gene Mcfadden, John Whitehead) – 05:15
Musicians : Teddy Pendergrass – Vocals . Stephanie Mills – Vocals On (2 – 5) . Francisco Centeno – Bass . Jimmy Williams – Bass . Keith Errol Benson – Drums . Chris Parker – Drums . Roland Chambers – Guitar . Eric Gale – Guitar . Dennis Harris – Guitar . Ralph Macdonald – Percussion . The Futures – Vocals . Barbara Ingram – Vocals . Cecil Womack – Guitar . Dexter Wansel – Keyboards . Valerie Simpson – Keyboards, Vocals . Nick Ashford – Vocals
Production : Produced By Ashford & Simpson, Dexter Wansel, Cecil Womack, John R. Faith, Jerry Cohen, Gene Mcfadden, John Whitehead
Package : Marlene Bergman – Cover Design . Ed Lee – Design . Norman Seeff – Photography
ReleasedOn July 25, 1980 By Philadelphia International Records.
On a few numbers, such as the Ashford & Simpson remake “Is It Still Good to Ya,” Pendergrass labors through the verses, struggling to find his form. Though a great song, it does very little for the former Blue Note. Notwithstanding, there are quite a few gems here. […]
Teddy & Steph’s version is as impressive as you would expect from these two magnificent soul throats with the tension heightening towards the end in a suitably dramatic fashion. The only downside is that the song ends too soon. […]
See? This song, released on the Philadelphia International album TP, takes me back to a time when Teddy played on my parent’s stereo every Sunday, me being enraptured by the beat (which, of course, has been recycled numerous times over the years). […]