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Luther Vandross - Essential Luther Vandross

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Item #: 2893340
    Personnel: Luther Vandross, Martha Wash, Cheryl Lynn, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey (vocals); Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Marcus Miller (keyboards, synthesizer, bass, backgro......more

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Artist: Vandross, Luther
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Personnel: Luther Vandross, Martha Wash, Cheryl Lynn, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey (vocals); Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Marcus Miller (keyboards, synthesizer, bass, background vocals); John "Skip" Anderson (synthesizer, programming); Anthony Jackson, Tinker Barfield (bass); Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams (drums); Steve Croon (bongos, congas); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion, chimes); Bashiri Johnson, Michael White (percussion); Jason Miles (programming); Fonzi Thornton, Phil Perry, Phillip Ingram, Ava Cherry, Cissy Houston, Lisa Fisher, Darlene Love, Tawatha Agee (background vocals). Producers: Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr., Walter Afanasieff. Compilation producers: Leo Sacks, Ray Bardani. Recorded between 1982 & 1996. Includes liner notes by OJ Lima. This is part of the "Essential Collection" series. This collection documents the two-decades-plus recording career of R&B icon Luther Vandross. Even before he started putting out records under his own name, he was a first-call session singer (he's the one who created and sang the chorus hook on David Bowie's "Young Americans," for just one example). Throughout the '80s and the '90s, he was (both commercially and aesthetically) one of the most consistently successful R&B singer/songwriter/producers. This healthy two-disc selection of highlights from the impressive Vandross catalogue moves deftly from heartfelt ballads ("A House is Not a Home") to percolating, poppy numbers ("Never Too Much"), spotlighting the man's mellifluous voice and tasteful phrasing at each turn. This is quite clearly the definitive career summary for this deeply influential R&B titan.
See Also:
Never Too Much, Power of Love, The Essential Luther Vandross, The Best of Luther Vandross: The Best of Love
See Influences:
The Dells, Al Green (Vocals), Harold Melvin, Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles, Patti LaBelle, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Barry White, Bill Withers, Diana Ross, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick
See Contemporaries:
Billy Ocean, Gregory Abbott, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Vesta, Minnie Riperton, Stevie Woods, Keith Sweat, Atlantic Starr, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams (R&B), Gregory Hines (Actor/Dancer/Singer), Jeffrey Osborne, Ashford & Simpson, Donna Summer (Vocalist), Barbra Streisand, Karyn White, Cheryl Lynn, Bette Midler, Millie Jackson, Lionel Richie, Regina Belle, Whitney Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Howard Johnson (Vocals), Al Jarreau, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Bryson, Chic, Anita Baker, Will Downing, Milira, Freddie Jackson
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Any Love
  2. 2 So Amazing
  3. 3 Wait For Love
  4. 4 Power Of Love / Love Power
  5. 5 For You to Love
  6. 6 I (Who Have Nothing)
  7. 7 Anyone Who Had a Heart
  8. 8 House Is Not a Home, A
  9. 9 Never Too Much
  10. 10 Since I Lost My Baby
  11. 11 Stop to Love
  12. 12 It's Over Now
  13. 13 Your Secret Love
  14. 14 Superstar
  15. 15 Here and Now
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Knocks Me Off My Feet
  2. 2 Goin' Out of My Head
  3. 3 If Only For One Night
  4. 4 Creepin'
  5. 5 She's So Good to Me
  6. 6 Give Me the Reason
  7. 7 She Loves Me Back
  8. 8 Night I Fell in Love, The
  9. 9 If This World Were Mine
  10. 10 Don't Want to Be a Fool
  11. 11 There's Nothing Better Than Love
  12. 12 How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
  13. 13 Love the One You're With
  14. 14 Endless Love
  15. 15 I Want the Night to Stay
Type:
Performer
Genre:
R&B
Subgenre:
Contemporary R&B
Label:
Columbia Records
Number of Discs:
2
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
150 : 44
Guest Artist:
Mariah Carey; Michael White; Dionne Warwick; Marcus Miller; Martha Wash; Cheryl Lynn; Paulinho DaCosta; Paul Jackson, Jr.; Patti
UPC:
696998916722
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  • What's not to love about Luther?

    True to the CD's title, this collection of songs presents the essence of Luther Vandross. Even on obscure selections in this CD, Luther simply has a beautiful voice that makes any song sound wonderful. Do you have a chore that you hate to perform? Listen to this CD while you're doing it; I guarantee it will make the task that much sweeter.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Wonderful CD. Can't beat the price. Smooth transaction. Thanks.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from augusta,ga, Jan 30, 2006

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  • My order was received in a timely manner, and I was very pleased with the order process, a couple of clicks online and my CD was on its way. This particular Luther Vandross CD is truly a rare gem, thanks for making it available to one of Luther's biggest fans.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from Providence, NC, U.S., Jan 30, 2006

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