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Joy (Teddy Pendergrass album)

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Released  May 10, 1988
Joy (1988)  Truly Blessed (1991)
Release date  10 May 1988
Genre  Rhythm and blues
Length  45:18
Artist  Teddy Pendergrass
Label  Elektra Records
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Recorded  QCA Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kajem/Victory Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California
Producers  Teddy Pendergrass, Miles Jaye, Nick Martinelli
Similar  Teddy Pendergrass albums, Rhythm and blues albums

Joy is the tenth studio album by R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, released in 1988 on the Elektra label. Production credits on the album were split between Reggie and Vincent Calloway, Nick Martinelli, Miles Jaye and Pendergrass himself.


Joy peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the R&B chart, Pendergrass' highest placing on this chart since 1979's #1 album Teddy. The album also spawned two top three R&B singles in the chart-topping title track (Pendergrass' second solo R&B #1, following "Close the Door" in 1978) and "2 A.M." (#3). It was also the only solo Pendergrass album to reach the top 50 in the UK.

Teddy pendergrass joy

Track listing

  1. "Joy" (Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Joel Davis) - 6:18
  2. "2 A.M" (James S. Carter, Kevin J. Askins, Marvin Hammett) - 5:25
  3. "Good to You" (Miles Jaye) - 5:13
  4. "I'm Ready" (Jaye) - 5:12
  5. "Love Is the Power" (R. Calloway, V. Calloway, Davis) - 6:16
  6. "This Is the Last Time" (Gabriel Hardeman, Annette Hardeman) - 6:27
  7. "Through the Falling Rain (Love Story)" (Carter, Askins, Hammett) - 4:58
  8. "Can We Be Lovers" (Carter, Freddie Williams) - 5:29


  • Teddy Pendergrass - lead vocals
  • Charlene Hollaway, Cynthia Biggs, Annette Hardeman, Elizabeth Hogue, Tenita Jordan - backing vocals
  • Gene Robinson, Jeff Lee Johnson, Randy Bowland, William "Doc" Powell - guitar
  • Miles Jaye - bass guitar, percussion, synthesizers, violin
  • Joel Davis - keyboards
  • Jerry Hey, Gary Grant - trumpet
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. - trombone
  • Marc Russo - saxophone
  • Daryl Burgee, J. T. Lewis - drums
  • Randy Cantor - synthesizers, strings
  • Douglas Grigsby III, Tom Barney - bass guitar
  • Donald Robinson - Rhodes, piano
  • John "Skip" Anderson - electric piano
  • Songs

    22 AM5:27
    3Good to You5:16


    Joy (Teddy Pendergrass album) Wikipedia

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