Thursday, January 14, 2010

The love I lost

And another great artist has passed away: Teddy Pendergrass, lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes during their most successful years, died this week at age 59. The band in which he sang the lead was one of the most successful of the Sound of Philadelphia, one of the few soul categories that regularly hit the charts in Holland in 1973/1974, in my late teens. I always had a weak spot for this particular song dating back to 1973. The video is useless, but the sound, which is the complete album version that was distributed over 2 45rpm sides, remains a treat. RIP Teddy.
Art Rock score: 8/10 (great song, I'd put it on my MP3 player)