The musical legacy of R&B’s original Teddy Bear, Teddy Pendergrass, lives on through a new posthumous duets album titled Duets – Love & Soul, due out August 21 via Cleopatra Records.
The compilation style duets project is comprised of 12 new studio tracks featuring the late Pendergrass teaming with such guests as The Stylistics, The Ohio Players, Martha Reeves, Eric Gales and Jody Watley. The album’s lead single is a re-imagining of Teddy’s classic single “Love TKO” now with veteran songstress Angie Stone.
Cleopatra founder/CEO Brian Perera hand-selected the artists participating on the project. The tracks for the posthumous album were culled from a master recording Cleopatra and a partner did with Pendergrass at his Philadelphia home in the early 2000s. Duets – Love & Soul will be sold at retail by Walmart and Best Buy. It will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers.
Listen to Teddy Pendergrass and Angie Stone’s duet version of “Love TKO” below:
Pre-Order the album on iTunes now.