Life Is a Song Worth Singing Import
Pendergrass's second album after his departure from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes continued his solo ascent. Life Is a Song Worth Singing masterfully mixes and matches moods, flowing from two very different anthems (the dramatic title track and the party jam "Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose") through seductive classics such as "Close the Door." His rich vocals ride tasty Philly tracks on one of the city's true masterpieces. --Rickey Wright
For me this IS Teddy's peak because this album has a great balance of upbeat and more mellow material while the albums after this focused more on the bedroom. They were still good albums, but the funk factor was sacrificed. This album and his self-titled solo debut are the ones I remember most and bring back the most memories of Teddy from my childhood before his injury.
Anyway, the balance, again, is what makes this album so great. I mean he can come out with FUNK on "Only You", disco-ish on the title cut, he gets DOWN, gets FUNKY, and gets loose (which sounds a lot a like the song Rerun always danced to on "What's Happenin'"), "When Somebody Loves You Back", and of course, "Close The Door."
Like Luther Vandross, a lot of people forget that Teddy had a hell of a way with dance-oriented and upbeat music. This album is proof positive. If you're looking to buy ONE album from Teddy, this is it.