‘Come On & Go With’ Teddy On His Birthday

March 26 is truly a special day. Not only is it Diana Ross' birthday, but someone else's dear to my heart: Teddy Pendergrass. He was my first love. I first saw Teddy P in Dallas with my parents at a concert that I begged them to take me to. Yes, I was five-years-old at the time, but there was something about that voice, that bushman beard, and all that chocolatey skin that was often in light-colored tank tops that highlighted the glow that came from within this man. Despite his personal troubles and the rumors surrounding the accident that left him wheelchair-bound, Teddy always had that voice. The kind of voice that makes you call a singer by their first name: Luther, Gerald, Marvin all had that same gift. On this day, let us reminisce in the splendor of Teddy Pendergrass. Here's to you, TP, on your 58th birthday.  

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  1. Man ... I still rock the "Teddy" album. (You know, the one with the hot pink background and that FLY white suit where Teddy's got his jump-off on his shoulder, LOL ...) I took the LP from my folks when I moved out and eventually bought it on CD. Those are amazing songs. My mother used to play those records all the time. She said Teddy (and his opening act Lenny Williams) did the best show her and my father ever saw. She showed me his "Live in '79" DVD too, and it was a trip. I actually read your post on Teddy on your blog and it made me smile.

  2. Here! Here! "Latest, Greatest Inspiration" made my top 50 and inspired a post on da blog. Happy Birthday, Teddy P. They just don't make them like they used to.

  3. What an amazing talent he is and not lacking in the looks/sexiness department either. It's nice to hear songs where a man is trying to seduce and romance the woman instead of it just being about getting the booty.

  4. When I was a little snot nose kid, growing up I wanted tobe either Shaft or Teddy P, I remember how the women around the hood would react when Teddy was on soul train or some other program and they would just flip out! I was like damn Teddy got sumptin that all the honeys want, let me step up my vocal ability:)


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