Album of the Day
After a string of hits for Philadelphia International – and a serious auto accident - singer Teddy Pendergrass reemerged on Elektra Records in 1984 with LOVE LANGUAGE. The R&B crooner remains a master of romantic balladry, and these eight tracks pair that distinctive voice with top-tier songs (several co-written by Brill Building greats Gerry Goffin or Cynthia Weill) and some stellar guests. Fellow hitmaker Luther Vandross produced the set's "You're My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)," which was also featured in the Alan Rudolph film Choose Me, and on "Hold Me," Teddy duets with Whitney Houston a year before her debut. When it came to LOVE LANGUAGE, few spoke it more enticingly than Teddy Pendergrass, making it the perfect soundtrack for Valentine's Day.