Posts Tagged ‘80’s Soul

15
Jan
10

Flashback Friday – 1/15/10 – Teddy Pendergrass Tribute (1950-2010)

Teddy Pendergrass

March 29, 1950 – January 13, 2010

Happy Friday All! The music world lost a legend this past Wednesday, as we learned of the death of  R&B/Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass in Philadelphia, PA. He was 59 years old. Today’s blog is dedicated to Teddy. I stuck to only 5 songs but there could’ve been more since he has been a part of many hits from his gig as the lead singer with Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, to his lengthy stint as a solo artist. He may have been before my time, but I vividly recall my parents listening to him on their favorite radio station as I grew up, whether at home or in the car.  His infamous slow grooves like “Turn off The Lights”, “Come Go With Me” and “Close The Door” are the reason why most of you all are here, so you can thank  the late, great crooner for your very own existence, lol.  Please enjoy, suggest, comment and vote on your favorite Teddy P. song. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Teddy Pendergrass, the seductive American rhythm-and-blues singer who continued his recording career after he was paralyzed in a 1982 car accident, has died at the age of 59, media reports said on Thursday.

Pendergrass’s son, Teddy Pendergrass II, told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that his father died on Wednesday at a Philadelphia-area hospital. He had undergone colon cancer surgery eight months ago and his son said he had a difficult recovery.

Pendergrass began his career as a drummer but first rose to fame in the 1970s when he became lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, which had hits such as “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” and “I Miss You.”

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*Exits outta the firescape*

Close The Door

Come Go With Me

Love TKO

Turn Off The Lights

When Somebody Loves You Back


24
Jul
09

Flashback Friday – 7/24

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Happy Friday All! Hope all is well for those of you reading this. For most of you, all will be well as soon as you can get home from work to start your weekend. Lol. Lets get your weekend started here at Da FiF with five new(old) videos, picked at random of course. This Friday, I bring to you selections from Intro, Lady Of Rage, The Jungle Brothers, Mariah Carey and Soul 2 Soul. Who can forget the Lady Of Rage and her afro puffs, lol? She had the look of one of those chicks that NOBODY would ever mess with, lol. And I felt the need to include Mariah Carey in this week’s blog because I felt kinda bad about doggin her during The Michael Jackson funeral, so I’m going back to good ol’ days I’d rather recall when her voice was strong and her songs meant something. I know everyone wants to blame her performance on emotions, but nawwwww….that ain’t it. She even has a new album and single out called “Obssesed”. Mariah fell off a little after “The Emancipation of Mimi”, so it looks like I’ll be borrowing her lastest album, lol. Alright y’all, enjoy, vote, suggest, comment on these five. Doesn’t have to be in that order, just show us some love! Or some hate, either one gets us hits, :D. Have a blessed weekend. Peace!

*Exits outta the firescape*

Intro – Ribbon In The Sky(1993)

Lady Of Rage – Afro Puffs(1994)

Jungle Brothers – Doin Our Own Thang Remix(1990)

Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love(1990)

Soul 2 Soul – Keep On Movin'(1989)