Friday, January 15, 2010

Teddy Pendergrass on the Finally Friday Freakout

The tribute videos are all over the joint so what could I share? Well, yeah...most of the videos are from his performances on Soul Train and they (rightfully so - it is their property) have a tendency to DMCA yank a video at a high rate of speed.

This video is from his appearance at the 1993 Apollo Hall of Fame Concert.

Teddy is rocking the chair with Close the Door.

He was the conductor and emissary for a lot of people delivered on the planet. Fellas knew it was harder to say no with Teddy on the FM band backing you up.

I remember when folks heard about the accident. The hospital had to double up the security because women, married women, single women, heck a lot of women came to the hospital. It was that strong.

He has transitioned but he is not gone. We hold in heart much love and respect for his talent and the man he became. This is an interview with Art Fennel talking about 25 years after the accident:

I'll leave you with a taste of When Somebody Loves You Back

If you want more you will have to get out of your comfort zone and go beyond what you know to live a full life.

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