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To Be Free To Be Who We Are

(Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)

This song was written by the songwriting team McFadden & Whitehead and Victor Carstarphen and recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes for their 1975 album Wake Up Everybody   with the lead vocals performed by Teddy Pendergrass.  It was produced by Gamble & Huff and the song was arranged by Ronnie Baker of MFSB.

It was released on the Philadelphia International label as the B-Side of the single “Don’t Leave Me This Way” which charted at No. 5 on the UK chart and No. 13 in Sweden in 1977.

The song also appears on the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes album Blue Notes and Ballads.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes recordings
Philadelphia International – SPIR 4909 (UK 45)