Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Last Wednesday 13/1/2010, the American legend of Soul and R&B Teddy Pendergrass died from Colon cancer at the young age of 59. Born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass on 26/3/1950 in Kingstree, South Carolina, Teddy was a musical legend whose career lasted for nearly 40 years. He started off as a drummer for The Cadillacs, later merged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and then in the late 70’s launched his first solo album.
Teddy Pendergrass’ music has been sampled by many modern Hip Hop artists such as Little Brother, D’Angelo, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep and has had a huge influence on R&B singers, most notably probably, Jaheim.
In memory of the legend, Roads-Art made a tribute track called ‘My Place’, which is basically a great instrumental sampling the timeless classic ‘Come Go With Me’.