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Teddy Pendergrass: Life Was a Song Worth Singing

Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 22 January 2010

HEARING THE SOOTHING voice of the late Teddy Pendergrass singing lead on the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes classic, 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', conjures the aura of possibility that marked the beginning of the 1970s in black music.

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