Teddy Pendergrass (album)

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Teddy Pendergrass
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Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released June 12, 1977
Recorded 1976–1977
Studio Sigma Sound Studios, Philadephia
Genre R&B, Soul
Label Philadephia International
Producer Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, John Whitehead, Gene McFadden
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Teddy Pendergrass
Life Is a Song Worth Singing
Singles from Teddy Pendergrass
  1. "I Don't Love You Anymore / Somebody Told Me"
    Released: April 15, 1977
  2. "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me / The More I Get, The More I Want"
    Released: August 12, 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]

Teddy Pendergrass was the debut solo album from the American R&B/soul singer, Teddy Pendergrass.

Released in 1977. It did well for a debut album, reaching #17 on the US Billboard 200 and #5 on the Billboard R&B album chart. Two singles were released: "I Don't Love You Anymore"; and "The Whole Town's Laughing at Me", reaching #41 pop & #5 R&B; and R&B #16, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "You Can't Hide from Yourself" 4:08
  2. "Somebody Told Me" (Victor Carstarphen, Kenny Gamble, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) 5:15
  3. "Be Sure" 5:19
  4. "And If I Had" 4:26
  5. "I Don't Love You Anymore" 4:01
  6. "The Whole Town's Laughing at Me" (Sherman Marshall, Ted Wortham) 4:30
  7. "Easy, Easy, Got to Take It Easy" (Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) 4:55
  8. "The More I Get, the More I Want" (Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) 4:26


  • Teddy Pendergrass - vocals
  • Roland Chambers, Dennis Harris - guitar
  • Dexter Wansel, Victor Carstarphen, Ron Kersey - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman, Jimmy Williams - bass
  • Keith Benson, Karl Chambers, Charles Collins - drums, percussion
  • Larry Washington - bongos, congas
  • MFSB - strings, horns
  • Bobby Martin, Jack Faith - arrangements
  • Ed Lee - album design, artwork
  • Frank Laffitte - photography


Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 17
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 6
Year Single Peak chart positions


1977 "I Don't Love You Anymore" 41 5 7
"The Whole Town's Laughing at Me" 102 16

Later samples[edit]


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Teddy Pendergrass review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Teddy Pendergrass review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Teddy Pendergrass". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 

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