The velvet tones of Teddy Pendergrass, R&B’s original Teddy Bear, will be heard once more when Cleopatra Records releases Duets - -Love & Soul. The Aug. 21 duets album 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.
“Love TKO” is Love & Soul’s lead single and features Angie Stone partnering with Pendergrass, who died in 2010 after being paralyzed in a 1982 car accident. Cleopatra founder/CEO Brian Perera hand-selected the artists participating on the project. The tracks for the posthumous project were culled from a master recording Cleopatra and a partner did with Pendergrass at his Philadelphia home in the early 2000s. Love & Soul will be sold at retail by Walmart and Best Buy.