Live! Coast to Coast

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Live! Coast to Coast
Live album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released November 23, 1979
Recorded 1978–1979
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 73:43 (2 Discs)
Label Philadelphia International
Producer Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Live! Coast to Coast
Singles from Live! Coast to Coast
  1. "Shout and Scream / Close the Door (Live Version)"
    Released: November 21, 1979
  2. "It's You I Love / Where Did All the Lovin' Go"
    Released: February 12, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]

Live! Coast to Coast was the first live album and fourth overall album by R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass. It was recorded in Philadelphia in 1978 and Los Angeles in 1979.[3] It did rather well on the Billboard album charts, reaching #33 Pop and #5 R&B.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff; except where indicated

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Life Is a Song Worth Singing" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed)
  2. "Only You"
  3. Medley: "If You Don't Know Me by Now/The Love I Lost/Bad Luck/Wake Up Everybody" (Victor Carstarphen, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)
  4. "When Somebody Loves You Back"
  5. "Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose"

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "L.A. Rap"
  2. "Come Go with Me"
  3. "Close the Door"
  4. "Turn Off the Lights"
  5. "Do Me"
  6. Live Interview with Mimi Brown of WDAS-FM, Philadelphia
  7. "It's You I Love"
  8. Live Interview
  9. "Shout and Scream"
  10. Live Interview Concludes


  • Teddy Pendergrass - vocals
  • Bobby Eli, Robert "Wawa" Le Grand - guitar
  • Jimmy Williams, Norman Smith, Philip McClelland - bass
  • Jerry Cohen, Leon Ware - keyboards
  • Alfie Pollitt - piano
  • Lenny Pakula - organ
  • Cecil Du Valle - organ, clavinet, synthesizer
  • James Carter, Keith Benson, Quinton Joseph - drums
  • Gregory L. Moore, David Cruse - percussion
  • Sam Reed - saxophone, flute
  • Arthur T. Pugh, Jr., Louis Opalesky Jr., Sylvester Bryant - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joseph A. Kohanski, Jr. - trombone
  • John Petrella, Peter M. Kucirko - cello
  • Emma Kummrow, Florence Rosensweig, Grace S. Babogh, Richard E. Jones, Roger J. Harrington, Thomas Di Sarlo - violin
  • Sharon Ray, Susan M. Leon - viola
  • Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette, Benton, Harriet Tharp, Melva Story, Sherry Williams - backing vocals
  • Karat Faye - Engineer @ Record Plant L.A.


Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 33
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 5


Year Single Peak chart positions

1979 "Shout and Scream" 21
1980 "It's You I Love" 44


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Live! Coast to Coast review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Live! Coast to Coast review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ CD
  4. ^ a b "US Charts > Teddy Pendergrass". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 

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