Pendergrass was one of the greatest Soul singers, and American performers of his generation. Contribution was huge... can't be quantified. His body of work was incredible. His conscious voice provided balance to his romantic work. While Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding were the Prince's of Stax Records, and Marvin Gaye & Smokey Robinson were the Prince & King respectively of Motown, Teddy Pendergrass was the Prince of Philly Soul (Philly International Records).
I will be posting a tribute or two. It will take me forever, especially since I am on a new PC...much of my music had been uploaded onto my old broken Computer. I will probably pick my top 20 Pendergrass tunes (including the work with the Bluenotes)... but that probably wouldn't even cover the range of his work.