Teddy Pendergrass  – Life Is A Song Worth Singing – CD

Teddy Pendergrass  -  Life Is A Song Worth Singing - CD

Teddy Pendergrass – Life Is A Song Worth Singing – CD

Elemental Music, together with Sony Music Entertainment,
is proud to present a new reissue of Life Is a Song Worth Singing, the second album by Contemporary R&B crooner TEDDY PENDERGRASS. It contained two hit singles: “Only You” and “Close the Door”. The latter reached #1 on the US R&B music chart. Also, the ballads “It Don’t Hurt Now” and “When Somebody Loves You Back” are staples on Quiet storm radio formats. The album itself did well on the charts as well, reaching #11 on the US Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart. It was nominated for an American Music Award: Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1979. The title track is a cover of the Johnny Mathis hit single “Life Is a Song Worth Singing,” which was released in 1973. The album was arranged by Jack Faith, Dexter Wansel, John L. Usry, Jr. and Thom Bell.

TRACKLIST:

01. Life Is a Song Worth Singing (4:13)
(Thom Bell, Linda Creed)
02. Only You (5:06)
(Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)
03. Cold, Cold World (4:35)
(John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen)
04. Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose (5:26)
(Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)
05. Close the Door (5:26)
(Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)
06. It Don’t Hurt Now (6:03)
(Sherman Marshall, Ted Wortham)
07. When Somebody Loves You Back (4:57)
(Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)

Produced by:
Jack Faith (Track 1), Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff (Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7), John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen (Track 3), Sherman Marshall (Track 6).

Arranged by:
Jack Faith (Tracks 1, 3 & 6), Dexter Wansel (Track 2), John L. Usry, Jr. (Track 4), Thom Bell (Tracks 5 & 7)

Recorded between 1977 & 1978 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.

Engineered by Joseph Tarsia, Jim Gallagher, Jay Mark, Jerry Block & Art Stoppe. Assistant Engineers: Michael Tarsia, Peter Humphreys, Rocky Schnaars, Darrell Rogers & Jefferey Stewart. Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recordings Labs, Phila. Pa. TSOP “The Sound of Philadelphia” T.M.