Joy (Teddy Pendergrass album)

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Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released May 10, 1988
Recorded QCA Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kajem/Victory Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B
Length 45:18
Label Elektra
Producer Teddy Pendergrass, Miles Jaye, Nick Martinelli, Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Workin' It Back
Truly Blessed

Joy is the tenth studio album by R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, released in 1988 on the Elektra label. Production credits on the album were split between Reggie and Vincent Calloway, Nick Martinelli, Miles Jaye and Pendergrass himself.

Joy peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the R&B chart, Pendergrass' highest placing on this chart since 1979's #1 album Teddy. The album also spawned two top three R&B singles in the chart-topping title track (Pendergrass' second solo R&B #1, following "Close the Door" in 1978) and "2 A.M." (#3). It was also the only solo Pendergrass album to reach the top 50 in the UK.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joy" (Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Joel Davis) - 6:18
  2. "2 A.M" (James S. Carter, Kevin J. Askins, Marvin Hammett) - 5:25
  3. "Good to You" (Miles Jaye) - 5:13
  4. "I'm Ready" (Jaye) - 5:12
  5. "Love Is the Power" (R. Calloway, V. Calloway, Davis) - 6:16
  6. "This Is the Last Time" (Gabriel Hardeman, Annette Hardeman) - 6:27
  7. "Through the Falling Rain (Love Story)" (Carter, Askins, Hammett) - 4:58
  8. "Can We Be Lovers" (Carter, Freddie Williams) - 5:29