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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (2018)

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This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.
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Questlove ... Self - The Roots
Shep Gordon ... Self - Manager, Alive Enterprises Inc.
Teddy Pendergrass ... Self (archive footage)
Valerie Simpson Valerie Simpson ... Self - Sängerin und Liedermacherin
Yvette Ganier ... Self - Freundin
Khadir Cade Khadir Cade ... Radio Host
Kenny Gamble ... Self
Edy Roberts Edy Roberts ... Self - Freundin
LaDonna Pendergrass LaDonna Pendergrass ... Self - Tochter
Leon Huff Leon Huff ... Self
Jerry Cummings Jerry Cummings ... Self - Harold Melvin and the Blue notes
Aliyah Khaylyn Aliyah Khaylyn ... Self - Philadelphia High School für kreative und darstellende Künste
Mikido Soto Jr. Mikido Soto Jr. ... Jugenfreund und Bodyguard
Robert LeGrand Robert LeGrand ... Self - Gitarrist, Teddy Bear Orchestra (as Robert 'Wa-Wa' LeGrand)
Sonny Hopson Sonny Hopson ... Self - DJ The Mighty Burner
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This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.

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Heart and soul
23 November 2019 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

Soul superstar Teddy Pendergrass already had a long and extensive career in 1982. As this genuinely sincere documentary shows, he faced an even bigger breakthrough when he was paralyzed this year after a nasty car accident. As a big fan of Tendergrass, it was truly a great experience to watch this heartwarming documentary that fully shows how great he was. And sad to think of how the career could progress. But as this movie shows, Pendergrass found his inner strength and continued his career and continued to succeed. The documentary also shows social problems and racism Pedergrass had to deal with, nevertheless he found his place in a very tough industry, and succeeded. The strength of the documentary is that there are those who were really fond of Pendergrass contributing here, and that makes it both real, credible and enlightening. And told from the heart, honest and true. And best of all; here are lots of Teddy Pendergrass's great music. If you want to watch a documentary, choose this one!


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22 February 2019 (UK) See more »

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