Personnel: Teddy Pendergrass (vocals); Roland Chambers, Dennis Harris (guitar); Victor Carstarphen, Ron Kersey, Dexter Wansel (keyboards); Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman, James Williams (bass); Keith Benson, Karl Chambers, Charles Collins (drums); Larry Washington (congas, bongos); MFSB Orchestra.
Producers include: Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
After roughly half a decade as the voice for Philly soul legends Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, singer Teddy Pendergrass cut out on his own in 1977 with a self-titled debut. While throwing in just a touch of the disco of the time (effectively on his first R&B top ten hit "I Don't Love You Anymore"), Pendergrass wisely stuck to the classic revved-up soul and quivering torch songs perfectly matching his seductive, gravel-tinted voice.