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Luther Vandross

Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, September 2005

THERE WAS SOMETHING special about Luther Vandross (who died 1st July). Free of the brashness of the other male soul performers of the 80s; here was simply a man who let his listeners believe that he would take care of them. Without bravado or grandstanding, his productions and distinctive tenor lent credibility to a genre that often could be criticised as bordering on the mawkish.

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