Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“A strong message from Teddy Pendergrass in song”)

Sometimes a man’s message can be reflected through his music. While there have been many different stories about the legend of Teddy Pendergrass, there may be some things that you don’t know. When I toured with Teddy, he knew that he had been offered a second chance in life. For those of you who don’t know, Teddy’s career had been cut down by a tragic car accident that left him paralyzed. While he had limited movement and mobility, he found himself in a position where (according to his own words) he could not even commit suicide if he wanted to. He was at the “very top” of his career and “the world seemed to open up for him” until this tragedy happened. After 19 years of being incapacitated Teddy wrote a song entitled “Truly blessed.” He recorded the song, and even though his voice was never the same the message in this song was truly powerful. It can be extremely humbling for a man to be “so powerful” one day and the next day be reduced to “a fraction.” This particular version of this song was recorded “live” in Los Angeles at the Wiltern theatre. It’s not the singing performance that makes this song great. It’s not the musical arrangement either. In order to fully appreciate this song you need to “listen to the lyrics and the message.” Oh, it’s also okay if you want to listen to the bass player as well (especially since I am the one playing bass on this track… smile). When you hear this man’s story in song it could have a major impact on your own life. Check it out for yourself and you can be your own judge. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought today, and as always i wish you the very best that life has to offer. Here is the song entitled “Truly Blessed:

One thought on “Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“A strong message from Teddy Pendergrass in song”)

  1. femalewantstoknow says:

    What a wonderful reflection of Teddy Pendergrass. Thanks for sharing! Love you more, ~Gina

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