A Little More Magic

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A Little More Magic
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Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released September 14, 1993
Recorded Crystal Clear Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kajem Studios, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Aire LA, Glendale, California
Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
RISE Labs, Los Angeles, California
Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, California
Midtown Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
Chameleon Recording Studios, Montclair, New Jersey
Genre R&B
Length 58:57
Label Elektra
Producer Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Leon Huff, Victor Emanuel Cooke, Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas, Barry White, Bobby Wooten
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Truly Blessed
(1991)Truly Blessed1991
A Little More Magic
(1993)
You and I
(1997)You and I1997
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A Little More Magic is the 12th studio album by R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, released on September 14, 1993, on the Elektra label. This was the third and last album Pendergrass recorded for Elektra, and was commercially the least successful of the three despite featuring songwriting and production credits from famous names such as Barry White, Gerald Levert and Leon Huff.

A Little More Magic peaked at #92 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on the R&B chart. Whereas the two previous Pendergrass albums had each included an R&B chart-topping single to give sales impetus, the most successful single from A Little More Magic, "Believe in Love", stalled at #14. The album is considered one of the more lackluster of Pendergrass' solo career with the generally undistinctive nature of the material, and the lack of overall cohesion resulting from the surfeit of different writers and producers involved, being particularly cited as weaknesses.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Believe in Love" (Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Teddy Pendergrass, Steve Beckham, Keith Robinson) – 4:54
  2. "Slip Away" (Calloway, Calloway, Joel Davis, Gene Robinson) – 4:58
  3. "I'm Always Thinking About You" (Leon Huff, Stephanie Huff) – 5:20
  4. "I Choose You" (Victor Cooke, Leon Evans, Pendergrass) – 5:41
  5. "Voodoo" (Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas) – 6:31
  6. "Tender" (Pendergrass, Dennis Markosky, R. Calloway) – 5:06
  7. "Can't Help Nobody" (Calloway, Calloway, Robinson, Davis, Pendergrass) – 6:15
  8. "A Little More Magic" (R. Calloway) – 4:34
  9. "My Father's Child" (Calloway, Calloway, Robinson, Pendergrass) – 7:30
  10. "Say It" (Barry White, Ollie Brown, Phillip Ingram) – 3:58
  11. "No One Like You" (Pendergrass, Bobby Wooten) – 3:31
  12. "Reprise" – 0:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Alexander – engineer
  • Susan Becker – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Beckham – keyboards
  • Charles "Poogie" Bell, Jr. – drums
  • Chuckii Booker – guitar, overdubs
  • Randy Bowland – guitar
  • Tony Bridges – bass
  • Jay Bright – arranger, backing vocals
  • Craig Burbidge – mixing
  • Reggie Calloway – arranger, backing vocals, executive producer, drum programming, mixing
  • Vincent Calloway – trombone, trumpet, arranger, mellophonium, backing vocals, metaphone, producer, executive producer, horn arrangements, mixing
  • David Campbell – arranger, string arrangements
  • Scott Cannady – bass guitar
  • Rob Chiarelli – engineer, drum programming
  • Victor Emanuel Cooke – drums, keyboards, backing vocals, producer, drum programming, mixing
  • Joel Davis – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Michael J. Dexter – trombone
  • Curtis Dowd, Jr. – keyboards
  • Leon Evans – keyboards
  • Jack Faith – arranger, conductor
  • Christopher Farr – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Fearing – guitar
  • Carol Friedman – art direction, photography
  • Dean Gant – piano, keyboards
  • Mitch Goldfarb – engineer, mixing
  • Jason C. Golley – trumpet
  • Doug Grigsby – synthesizer
  • Leon Huff – piano, keyboards, producer, drum programming
  • Quinton Joseph – percussion, drum programming
  • Ron Kerber – trumpet, saxophone
  • Jim Krause – engineer
  • Gerald LeVert – arranger, backing vocals
  • Bobby Lovelace – drums, overdubs
  • Jeremy Lubbock – arranger, string arrangements
  • Dennis Matkosky – synthesizer, piano, keyboards
  • Taavi Mote – engineer
  • Derek Nakamoto – keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Edwin Nicholas – drums, keyboards, sequencing
  • William Patterson – electric guitar
  • Teddy Pendergrass – vocals, backing vocals, producer, executive producer, drum programming
  • Jack Perry – engineer
  • James Poyser – arranger, backing vocals
  • Land Richards – drums
  • Gene Robinson, Jr. – guitar
  • Keith Robinson – drum programming
  • Mike Ross – engineer
  • Michael Scalcione – engineer
  • Ron A. Schafer – engineer
  • Al Schmitt – engineer
  • William Simmons – keyboard programming
  • Norman Spratt – saxophone
  • Mike Mixx Tarisa – engineer
  • Pete Tokar – engineer
  • A. Daniel Tomassone – trombone, bass trombone
  • Gerald Veasley – bass
  • Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington – bass
  • Dennis Wasko – trumpet
  • Dave Way – drums, drum programming
  • Barry White – producer
  • Dennis Williams – conductor, string arrangements
  • Bobby Wooten – arranger, keyboards
  • William Zaccagni – saxophone
  • Joy Unlimited, Portia Griffin, Paula Halloway, Stacey Harcum, Annette Hardeman, Spencer Harris, D. Harvey, Charlene Holloway, Paula Holloway, Jeanne Jones, Kipper Jones, Patti LaBelle, Jean McClain, Frank McComb, Karen Roberts, Earl Robinson, Rene Robinson, Donnell Spencer, Lisa Stevens, Eddie Stockley, Elisabeth Williams, Youth Mass Choir, Bridget White, Darryl White, Fred White, Shaherha White, Kenny O. Bobiens – backing vocals

Singles[edit]

  • "Voodoo" (R&B #25)
  • "Believe in Love" (R&B #14)
  • "I'm Always Thinking About You" (R&B #90)
  • "My Father's Child" (R&B #42)