January 14, 2010

R.I.P. TEDDY


It's him lip-synching on Soul Train, but this is one of my favorite songs ever. 2003-05, I listened to a lot of Teddy, all the time. Gamechanging intro to Philly soul and disco.

This is the real essence of TP's solo magic, "Close the Door" live in 79, dudes in the seated hotel audience really nervous looking, women SCREAMING. Total sex threat soul, like he means. Starting @ 4:34, that look and then when he starts singing: "God knows I know what to do with it, if you give it up!" and they cut to women hopping in their seats.

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