Truly Blessed

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Truly Blessed
Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released March 5, 1991
Recorded 1990–1991
Studio Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Kajem/Victory Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Aire Los Angeles
(Glendale, California)
Tarpan Studios
(San Rafael, California)
High Hill Studios
(Baltimore, Maryland)
Genre R&B, quiet storm, new jack swing
Length 59:02
Label Elektra
Producer Teddy Pendergrass, Terry Price, Derek Nakamoto, Craig Burbidge
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Truly Blessed
A Little More Magic

Truly Blessed is the 11th studio album by R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, released in March 1991 on the Elektra label. Four tracks were produced by Pendergrass, with four of the tracks produced by him and Terry Price, and the remaining three produced by Derek Nakamoto and Craig Burbidge.

Truly Blessed peaked at #49 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the R&B chart. It spawned Pendergrass' third and last R&B chart-topping single in "It Should've Been You", and also contained two further top 40 R&B singles.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "She Knocks Me Off My Feet" (Teddy Pendergrass, Terry Price) - 4:31
  2. "It Should've Been You" (Pendergrass, Price) - 5:24
  3. "Don't You Ever Stop" (Pendergrass, Price, Alfonso Wright) - 4:09
  4. "It's Over" (Sue Shifrin, Ken Gold) - 5:43
  5. "Glad to Be Alive" (LeRoy Bell, Casey James) (Duet with Lisa Fischer) - 5:04
  6. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 5:47
  7. "I Find Everything in You" (James Rashid Carter) - 5:06
  8. "Spend the Night" (Pendergrass, Price, Bryan Williams) - 5:47
  9. "With You" (Carole Bayer Sager, Kenneth Ascher) (Duet with Minnie Curry) - 5:53
  10. "We Can't Keep Going On (Like This)" (Carter) - 4:27
  11. "Truly Blessed" (Pendergrass, Gabriel Hardeman) - 7:11


  • Teddy Pendergrass - lead vocals
  • Phyllis Yvonne, Marva King, Mark Philosit, Michelle Kornegay, Annette Hardeman, Jacqueline Gregory, Paula Holloway, Charlene Holloway, Minnie Curry, Terry Price, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Jim Gilstrap, Julia Tiltman Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Wendy Fraser, Rosalind Keel, Fred White, Phyllis St James, Portia Griffin, Joey Diggs, Solomon Henderson Jr., Keith Jones, Sheila Lakin, Bridgent Potts, Ron Monroe, John Kee, Andrea Deese, Clarissa Rhodes, Jeanette Taylor - backing vocals
  • Randy Bowland, Paul Jackson Jr., Darien Daughtry, David Gardner, Tim Pierce, Andre Storey, Richard Tucker - guitar
  • Carlos Vega, Luis Conte, Steve Hopkins, Denny Fongheiser, Jim Carter - drums, percussion
  • Freddy Washington, Abraham Laboriel, Chuckii Booker - bass guitar
  • Patrick Moten - acoustic piano
  • Derek Nakamoto, Curt Dowd, Bryan Williams, Kevin Ashkins - keyboards
  • Pamela Williams - saxophone
  • Gerald Albright - tenor saxophone
  • Clay Jenkins, Charlie Davis, Steve Holyman, Henry McMillan Jr., Andrew Lamb, Darnell Robinson, Louis Taylor, Marc Johnson - horns
  • June Kuramoto - koto
  • Basil Fung - electric stick
  • Jim Salamone, Chilli "E" - drum programming


  • "Glad to Be Alive" (R&B #31)
  • "It Should've Been You" (R&B #1)
  • "I Find Everything in You" (R&B #31)