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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