Teddy ... LP Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint- ...
Proof that TeddyPendergrass was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smooth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This one's perhaps the ultimate TeddyPendergrass album of all time – as it features the incredible track "Come Go With Me", which kicks off the album, and which has some of the most sublime backings we've ever heard on a mellow soul cut! Other killers include "Turn Off The Lights", "Life Is A Circle", and "Do Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Sophisticated soul from the great Walter Jackson – one of the best voices ever to come out of the Chicago soul scene, and a wonderful interpreter of just about any material! The record's got some wonderful arrangements by Riley Hampton – who worked with Jackson on his earlier sessions for Okeh – and the record recasts Walter as a smooth modern singer with an adult approach, kind of in the same style as TeddyPendergrass in the late 70s. Includes "Good To See You", "We Could Fly", "Open Up Your Heart", "If I Had My Way", "I Won't Ever Remember Losing You", and "Time". Not nearly as sublime as his work for Okeh, but still not a bad batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cut corner and lightly bent corners.)
The last studio album from Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson – recorded shortly before his untimely death, and offered posthumously as a loving "portrait" to his talents, with a special message on the back written by Jesse Jackson! The feel here is similar to Walter's other Chi-Soul work of the period – strong, mature work done in a style that recalls the work of TeddyPendergrass – no surprise because Teddy was one of many singers who owed a great debt to Walter for opening the way. The set includes the wonderful groover "Touching In the Dark", plus "If I Had A Chance", "Someone Saved My Life", "It's Cool", and the eerily prescient "I Want To Come Back As A Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a small sticker spot, and lightly bent corners.)
TeddyPendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole and Nice Price sticker.)