Teddy Pendergrass releases his third album : ‘Teddy’ featuring ‘Turn Off the Lights’ (1979)

Teddy Pendergrass’ ‘Teddy’ is his third album released on June 23, 1979 by Philadelphia International Records.

Track Listing : 1.Come Go With Me (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 05:49 . 2.Turn Off The Lights (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 05:56 . 3.I’Ll Never See Heaven Again (Leroy Bell, Casey James) – 04:47 . 4.All I Need Is You (Darnell Jordan, Sherman Marshall) – 04:34 . 5.If You Know Like I Know (Jerry Cohen, Gene Mcfadden, John Whitehead) – 05:02 . 6.Do Me (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 04:41 . 7.Set Me Free (Leroy Bell, Casey James) – 05:03 . 8.Life Is A Circle (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 05:50

Musicians : Teddy Pendergrass – Vocals . Bob Babbitt – Bass

Production : Produced By Thom Bell, Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble, Sherman Marshall, Gene Mcfadden . Anthony Bell, Jack Faith, Larry Gold , John L. Usry Jr., Dexter Wansel . Bruce Bluesteen – Assistant Engineer . Dirk Devlin – Engineer . Bill Dorman – Assistant Engineer . Jim Gallagher – Engineer . Frank Luria – Assistant Engineer . Joe Tarsia – Engineer

Arrangements : Anthony Bell, Jack Faith, Larry Gold , John L. Usry Jr., Dexter Wansel

Package : Frank Laffitte – Photography . David Nathan – Liner Notes

Recorded 1978–1979 At Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Released On June 23, 1979 By Philadelphia International Records.

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Robert Christgau
Whether he’s flexing his chest at Madison Square Garden or inviting the (presumably female) listener into his shower, Teddy has a self-deprecating sense of humor that his obsessive male posturing tends to obscure. […]

Not a perfect album, but if you are a serious soul fan, you need to have the ballads. By now Teddy had a garage full of fancy cars and his own jet and he was selling out arenas like Madison Square Garden. […]

As such, Teddy does foreshadow Pendergrass’ drift toward mass-market studiocraft, but he’s far from being formulaic here on Teddy, where he’s still ablaze and bearing the distinct mark of top-shelf Philly International. […]


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