Luther Vandross RIP

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pyrohr, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    IT's a sad day in r&b :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
  2. I only know one song, but it was really good........."Dont you remember you told me you loved me baby"

  3. My fav. playa use to jam with him brother Marcus Miller
    This is a sad day RIP Luther you will be missed
  4. OH, MAN!

    When did he pass?

    I had the radio on all day, but shut it off about an hour ago.

    R.I.P., Luther.

    Very sad.

    Mike :(
  5. Sad day.

    Peace and respect, condolences to his family :(
  6. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
  7. Cantstandsya


    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    Much love and respect to Luther and his family.He will be missed :(
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I saw the thread title & it hit me like a ton of bricks.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I guess that's "Superstar"...the tune written by Leon Russell & made into a hit way back when by The Carpenters(which is a killer version in its own right).

    Vandross also did a great job of covering Stevie's "Creepin'".

    Try & pick up the album with "Never Too Much".

    Luther also played a big role on David Bowie's Young Americans album.
  10. I forgot about Young Americans........Great Album.

    Ill give Never too much a listen.
  11. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  12. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    This one really hurts. Truly, truly among the best. For those of you who have never heard his stuff or only heard one or two tunes, pick up "The Best of Luther Vandross: The Best of Love" and then pick up "Dance With My Father"


  13. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Yes, a sad day indeed. Luther leaves a huge legacy though, he really was one of the best.
  14. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    For those who might not know any of Luthers stuff here's a tid bit,
    Started at sesame street in the late 60's
    sang with David Bowie along with Ava Cherry on "young Americans"
    Sang with the group change, sang lead on "glow of love" and "searching"
    Did countless jingles for tv and radio
    Marcus Millers partner from the beginning with the two of them producing his first album "Never Too Much"
    Dearest friend to Patti Labelle, Roberta Flack, The late Donny Hathaway amongst others.
    One of the nicest cats I ever had the chance to meet in my life.
    He will be sorely missed, he was one person that will never be replaced.
    He by far is responsible for alot of babies born in the 80's
    He was a extremely humble person and God's gift to us musicians and the world.

    Thankyou Luther for all the music you gave us.
  15. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I didn't know he did Seasame Street, I thought that started in the mid-70's.

    Either way Mr. Vandross leaves behind big shoes to fill, and a great legacy.

  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I can only imagine how Marcus Miller feels. One can tell from the liner notes on Silver Rain how much he was hurt by Luther Vandross' stroke. May Luther rest in peace.
  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  20. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A sad day (for music)