A near masterful performance by The Maestro Vandross. (may God bless his sweet soul). Listen to Bacharach's voice crack when he introduces Luther. Burt know's whats about to go down. Top shelf. My New National Anthem. [...]
Ever since I made the bold assertion a couple of weeks ago that Sheena Easton deserved the Best New Artist Grammy she won in 1982, I've been kind of agonizing over it. I mean, really ? Over Luther Vandross? My justification was that by 1981, Vandross already had been kicking around the industry for the better part of a decade, as an esteemed songwriter, a back-up singer (for David Bowie, among others), and vocalist for at least two groups (Luther and Change, on whose 1980 album he sang two tracks) before he got around [...]
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There's a distinct possibility if this video fails to elicit some sort of reaction - tears, chills and/or both - you could possibly be the modern day Scrouge McDuck. In [...] The post When Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick All Sang Together appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News AFP, Getty Images GENEVA (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into a bend on the A2 highway in central Switzerland and came to a rest on its side, police in the canton (state) of [...]
"You can't hurry love." "Easy come, easy go." "Good things come to those who wait." "Slow and steady wins the race." When it comes to falling in love, time-worn idioms are not on the side of fools who rush in where angels fear to tread. As Steven Tyler sang on Aerosmith's 1997 single, falling in love (is hard on the knees). It can be even harder on the heart if you fall too quickly. Then again, easy come, easy go, right? According to TheFreeDictionary [...]
"ANY LOVE" Taddy P and Aj Brown is Dancehall Now Known for his infectious bass lines, master Bass Player/Producer/Artiste Taddy P does not disappoint with his latest release, the reggae version of a classic from late R&B icon Luther Vandross "Any Love" done in collaboration with the incomparable AJ Brown. Its less than a year since the release of his second album "Gimmie Di Bass" which features the hits "Heart of Stone" featuring Tanya Stephens , and "Leave The Crumbs" featuring Mackie Conscious. Taddy P is currently creating waves with the [...]
A few weeks ago, a buddy messaged me with an age-old question. One of his friends is getting married next month, and she's down to three choices for the live entertainment: Sister Hazel, Third Eye Blind and John Mellencamp. (Yes, they'll all play for pay.) His question: Which one would impress her wedding guests most? "Why, John Mellencamp, of course. After all, he's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," I answered, while thinking, Sister Hazel? Third Eye Blind ? About a week later, my best friend emailed me with a request that was further [...]
In the 13th installment of Covered With Soul we have interpretations of hits by The Mamas And Papas, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, Joe South, John Denver, Glen Campbell, Dionne Warwick, Neil Sedaka, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, The Beatles (twice), Etta James, Tommy Edwards, Bobby Vinton, The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bobby Darin (or Tim Hardin) and Steam, as well as a song from the Hammerstein & Rogers musical Carousel. For two tracks, those by Ike & Tina Turner and Cissy Houston, I have no year of recording; they appeared on greatest hits type of albums. [...]
Hidden Gems compiles some lesser-known Vandross tracks for hardcore fans. Luther Vandross was highly successful as a solo artist in the '80s and '90s on the R&B -- and to a lesser extent, the pop -- charts. But he had been in the music business long before he broke out as a solo star. As early as 1972, people were recording his songs and using him as a vocalist. His first high-profile connection was on David Bowie's 1975 album Young Americans. The shape-shifting Bowie had...
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It's not what you're thinking. I've completely come to terms with getting older. I still have five days left before I add another year to my age, but in my mind -- and occasionally out loud -- I started tacking it on several months ago. No, I haven't completely lost what's left of my mind. It's just that somewhere around 35, I figured that if you give yourself enough time to get used to it, on the day you actually turn one year older, you won't feel so bad about being one year older, and you'll really [...]
Luther (Loo-fuh) Vandross truly had one of the greatest voices the world has ever heard. Legend has it that he once sang the ABC's in elementary school and his teacher had to run home to grab a new pair of drawlz. No lie. Luther Vandross - If Only For One Night by Brandon Neasman on Grooveshark This is one of my favorites from Mr. Vandross. Some of you youngsters probably thought this was a Bow Wow song when it first came on. For those of [...]
It's amazing what a simple YouTube search can do for the creative process. With the entire world watching an expected emotional Grammys tonight on the heels of Whitney Houston's passing, [...]
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Luther Vandross gets a blissful edit job from Fingerman. This is slow daytime disco at its finest! Out soon...
Well, it's been the Year of the Dragon for a few days now and I really haven't noticed much of a difference. Anyway, I want to feature Calembour today; you may have seen the name in some previous Fridays. Calembour has one of the more creative approaches to dance music and it's been demonstrated consistently for the past couple [...]
stocking by Wendy Fisher Welcome to the final installment of the Stocking Stuffers series, where we've been keeping your holiday themes full of the newest and finest tunes to keep those bells jinglin', those ribbons bouncy and them feet moving. Here's Viceroy's entry for the Comme En Enfant remix competition , and he killed it. Slower tempo, fat bass, delish. This one and Melee's are my favourite Comme En Enfant remixes so far. Mexican producer Proux , [...]
Christmas, Three Years Ago, I started this blog. Every year of my life has been a blessing on many levels. Not so much on the blog front, but definitely on the personal front. This blog was made to help promote new music and a venting board for myself. It has done both and also been super time consuming. I love it at times and I also want to give it all up five minutes later. But I don't, not yet, tee-hee. This years Christmas Compilation - Culture PopMas 2011, is probably on my favorites from the last three years. As [...]