Teddy (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 1979
StudioSigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenreR&B, soul
LabelPhiladelphia International
ProducerKenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Thom Bell, Sherman Marshall, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Life Is a Song Worth Singing
Live! Coast to Coast
Singles from Teddy
  1. "Turn Off the Lights / If You Know Like I Know"
    Released: May 22, 1979
  2. "Come Go With Me / Do Me"
    Released: August 8, 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]

Teddy is the third album by R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass, released on June 23, 1979.[3] It included more "bedroom ballads," comparable to Marvin Gaye's Midnight Love.

Two singles were released from the album: "Turn Off the Lights", which reached US Pop #48 and #2 on the R&B charts, and "Come Go With Me," which reached #14 R&B.

The album was nominated for an American Music Award, Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1980 and 1981.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Come Go With Me"
  2. "Turn Off the Lights"
  3. "I'll Never See Heaven Again" (LeRoy Bell, Casey James)
  4. "All I Need Is You" (Darnell Jordan, Sherman Marshall)
  5. "If You Know Like I Know" (Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)
  6. "Do Me"
  7. "Set Me Free" (Bell, James)
  8. "Life Is a Circle"


  • Teddy Pendergrass - lead and backing vocals
  • Leon Huff - keyboards
  • Thom Bell - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Charles Collins, Keith Benson, Quinton Joseph - drums
  • Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, Roland Chambers, Tony Bell - guitar
  • Bob Babbitt, Jimmy Williams - bass
  • Lenny Pakula - organ
  • David Cruse - percussion
  • Don Renaldo & His Horns and Strings - strings, horns
  • Barbara Ingram, Carl Helm, Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Joseph Jefferson - backing vocals
  • Jack Faith, Tony Bell, Dexter Wansel, Jerry Cohen, Larry Gold, John L. Usry Jnr., Thom Bell - arrangements
  • Ed Lee - design
  • Frank Laffitte - photography


Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 5
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Year Single Peak chart positions

1979 "Turn Off the Lights" 48 2
"Come Go with Me" 14

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Teddy review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Teddy review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  3. ^ Amazon.com
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > Teddy Pendergrass". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-04.

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