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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-THIS ONE’S FOR YOU. Ever since Teddy Pendergrass left Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, the success he’d enjoyed with his former group kept on coming. By 1981, Teddy had released five albums since his solo career started in 1977. From his 1977 debut album Teddy Pendergrass was certified platinum, Teddy cemented his reputation …

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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-T.P.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-T.P. By 1980, Teddy Pendergrass was at the height of his commercial success. Teddy has released three studio albums since leaving Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes. This trio of albums, 1977s Teddy Pendergrass, 1978s Life Is A Song Worth Singing and 1979s Teddy had all been certified platinum. Such was Teddy’s popularity, that …

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS-THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET.

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS-THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET. One of the most eagerly awaited and much anticipated box sets finally hits the shops on 21st May 2012. In case anyone doesn’t realize what I’m talking about, this is the Philadelphia International Records-The 40th Anniversary Box Set, a mammoth ten disc box set, released by Harmless Records …

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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-IT’S TIME FOR LOVE.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-IT’S TIME FOR LOVE. When I was reviewing Dimitri From Paris’ Philly Sound compilation Get Down With the Philly Sound, the compilation featured five tracks from one of my favorite soul singers Teddy Pendergrass. This included two tracks from Teddy’s debut solo album Teddy Pendergrass, plus a trio of tracks from Teddy’s old group …

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DIMITRI FROM PARIS-GET DOWN WITH THE PHILLY SOUND.

DIMITRI FROM PARIS-GET DOWN WITH THE PHILLY SOUND. For anyone who like me who is a huge fan of Philadelphia International Records, 2012 is going to be year to enjoy. A number of compilations, box sets and live albums are being released to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff founding Philadelphia …

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LOVE AND JEALOUSY AND BACK TO MY PLACE BABY.

LOVE AND JEALOUSY AND BACK TO MY PLACE BABY. If I was to say the words Southern, Deep, Crossover, Modern and Northern what would you say? Many people would immediately say soul. They would be correct, but they’re also the themes for some of the Backbeats compilations that have been released since 2009. In total, …

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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-TEDDY.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-TEDDY. Having left Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes to become a solo singer, things had been going well for Teddy by June 1979, when his third solo album was due for release. His two previous albums Teddy Pendergrass, released in June 1977, had reached number seventeen in the US Billboard 200 and number …

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DISCO DISCHARGE-CLASSIC DISCO, DISCO LADIES AND DISCO FEVER USA.

DISCO DISCHARGE-CLASSIC DISCO, DISCO LADIES AND DISCO FEVER USA. Throughout the history of popular music, various artists and types of music have managed to provoke a variety of reactions. From the release of Billy Haley and The Comets’ Rock Around the Clock in 1955, to the shock and horror that greeted Elvis Presley’s gyrations on …

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PHILLY BUSTERS AND SMOOTH GROOVES.

PHILLY BUSTERS AND SMOOTH GROOVES. Usually around the Christmas and New Year period, you don’t expect to find a series of ten, yes ten great soul compilations to be released. Usually at this time of year it’s a myriad of predictable greatest hits or best of albums from the usual suspects. Add to that the …

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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING. In a previous article I reviewed Teddy Pendergrass’ debut solo album, entitled Teddy Pendergrass. This was his first album since leaving Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, where he’d been the lead singer. His debut solo album, Teddy Pendergrass was released in June 1977, reaching number seventeen in …

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TEDDY PENDERGRASS-TEDDY PENDERGRASS.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS-TEDDY PENDERGRASS. Before becoming a hugely successful solo artist, Teddy Pendergrass had been lead singer with Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes. However, in 1976, Teddy quit the group, deciding to pursue a solo career. While this worked out well for Teddy,  resulting in four platinum discs and three gold discs, things didn’t work …

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HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES-BLACK AND BLUE.

HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES-BLACK AND BLUE. One of my favorite labels of all time is the Philadelphia International label, founded by Gamble and Huff in 1971. For many years, Gamble and Huff sprinkled their magic on many artists that went on to become soul legends. These included Billy Paul, The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, Teddy …

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HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES-WAKE UP EVERYBODY.

HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES-WAKE UP EVERYBODY. Recently, I mentioned how I was going to review a few of my favorite albums on the Philadelphia International Records label, with my first review being The O’Jays album Ship Ahoy. This got me thinking about which of the many great albums released on that label would …

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