(R&B Debate) Who Made the Better Intimate Music; Marvin Gaye or Teddy Pendergrass?

I’m a child of parents whom hosted their share of house parties back in the day. From those experiences, I was able to witness first hand what the old heads meant by “let the music do the talking.”

Teddy Pendergrass, a soul singer from the ’70s, were from a elite class of artists that created that type of music. “Turn Off the Lights,” “Close the Door,” and “Come Go With Me,” among others, are a handful of tracks he created to get you in the groove.

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The Philadelphia native build a strong fan base with both sexes, but the female demographic was the dominate. It prompt him to the start the “Women-Only concerts.”

Marvin Gaye, another soul singer, has a chamber full of love songs. He came more than a decade earlier than Teddy. In addition, Marvin had a variety of hits with a wider subject range such as social conscious track, “What’s Going On,” and the unorthodox party record, “Got To Give It Up.” However, he will forever be remembered for the sexual filled hits, “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing.”

Even some of his less popular songs like “Ego Tripping Out,” he flexes a sensual muscle.

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“Oh, it’s must be said, I’m the greatest in the bed, when I love a lady she’s mine.”

Personally, I felt as if you could use any crooners as representation in a courtship, however, in this case, you can only use one.

*Note: In Twista’s 2004 hit, “Slow Jamz” featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, both soul singers got cosigned.

Jamie Foxx: “She said some want some Marvin Gaye, some Luther Vandross, a little Anita will definitely set this party off right.”

Twista: “And when I come over and bend your a**, you be bumpin’ Teddy Pendergrass, I done hit it from the back to the melody of ‘Roll It Slow’, Now I gotta go up in it fast, but I’mma finish last.”





Who Made the Better Intimate Music; Marvin Gaye or Teddy Pendergrass?

[Polls Are Closed!!]

Marvin Gaye 75%

Teddy Pendergrass -25%