Personnel: Teddy Pendergrass, Whitney Houston (vocals); MFSB.
Producers include: Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Linda Creed, Luther Vandross, Vincent Calloway.
Compilation producer: Barry Benson.
Recorded between 1978 & 1993. Includes liner notes by Tracy H. New.
This is part of Rhino Records "Bedroom Classics" series.
Audio Remasterer: Scott Levitin.
Liner Note Author: Tracey New.
Photographers: Michael Ochs; Norman Seeff.
Few singers could have kicked off Rhino's Bedroom Classics series as fittingly as Teddy Pendergrass, but this is the umpteenth time he has been anthologized; it's not as if the planet has been starving for a strong summation of his baby-making material. That said, a good deal of care was used in putting this particular compilation together. While not as thorough as 2003's Anthology (The Right Stuff), it's a fine introduction -- despite the fact that it's built around a theme. (After all, the bedroom was Pendergrass' theme.) Plenty of enduring songs are here, including "Close the Door," "Joy," "It Should've Been You," "Hold Me," and "This Is My Last Time." ~ Andy Kellman