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Luther Vandross: Forever, For Always, For Love (Epic)

Review by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, June 1987

ON THE soft focus cover shot, the transformation is complete: Luther the beige mannequin with compulsory wet look is a world away from the roly ...

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Luther Vandross, part 1 (1989)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1989

Luther Vandross talks about growing up in the Bronx and his early bands, his big break working on Bowie's 'Young Americans', meeting Marcus Miller and hanging out with Chic.

File format: mp3 File size: 33.6mb Interview length: 36 minutes 48 seconds Sound quality: ****

Luther Vandross, part 2 (1989)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1989

A master at work: Vandross talks to Barney Hoskyns about producing, recording and singing... and his privacy and sense of self.

File format: mp3 File size: 33.7mb Interview length: 36 minutes 54 seconds Sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Luther Are Good For The Soul

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, June 1976

2008 introduction: "Luther are three girls and two guys whose debut single for Cotillion is attracting a lot of attention. They are not headliners yet, ...

Cheryl Lynn: Cheryl & Luther's Instant Love Affair...

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1982

ONE OF the big success stories of the moment surrounds Cheryl Lynn, whose duet with Luther Vandross on 'If This World Were Mine' is currently ...

Luther Vandross

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, December 1982

LUTHER VANDROSS curled up in the stuffed arm chair with his Wizard-of-Oz red ruby shoes tucked under his massive bulk. When he described Dionne Warwick's ...

Luther Vandross: Busy Body (Epic)

Review by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, January 1984

MY DADDY warned me about fellers like Luther Vandross. He gave me, rest his soul, two sage sayings: "Never run after a bus or a ...

Luther Vandross: The Night I Fell In Love

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, March 1985

[2004 note: It makes me wince to look back and see my jejune critical self dismissing ‘The Other Side of the World’ as "tediously soupy". ...

Luther Vandross: The Language of Love

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, February 1987

So what does LUTHER VANDROSS, sex god to millions, do on a date? Does he even date at all? And what the hell happened when ...

Luther Vandross: Let's Start with Pacman

Interview by David Toop, Face, The, March 1987

LUTHER VANDROSS SPRAWLS UNTIDILY ACROSS THE COUCH AND SHOOTS THAT LOOK. "MS PACMAN," HE CORRECTS. ...

Luther Vandross: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Sounds, July 1987

YOU CAN'T fake this kind of excitement. There can be no more exquisite thrill in live entertainment than a summery, scantily-clad soul crowd climaxing as ...

Luther Vandross

Profile by John McCready, Radio Times, August 1987

IT'S LIKE saying Miles Davis can play the trumpet, or Mike Tyson can knock most heavyweights into the middle of next week, but Luther Vandross ...

Prince/Michael Jackson/Luther Vandross: Live at the Capital Centre

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Columbia Flier , October 1988

BOTH PRINCE and Michael Jackson came to the Capital Centre last week for a showdown between the two reigning giants of rock'n'soul. Appearing in the ...

Luther Vandross

Report and Interview by Mark Cooper, Time Out, February 1989

LUTHER VANDROSS' popularity has firmly established him as the King of Soul. His songs of love and loneliness have sold millions, and now his only ...

Luther Vandross: The Soul Survivor

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Guardian, The, March 1989

Mark Cooper on the awesome presence that is Luther Vandross ...

What A World For The Lonely Kind: Luther Vandross

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, March 1989

LUTHER VANDROSS is the pre-eminent mainstream soul performer of the 1980s. As a singer, songwriter and producer he is – with the possible exception of ...

Luther Vandross: Battle Of The Bulge

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, August 1991

ON THE HOSPITALITY TABLE OF Luther Vandross's suite at Hollywood's Four Seasons Hotel, four untouched plates of king prawns lie waiting next to a half-demolished ...

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986-1996 (A&M)/Luther Vandross: Greatest Hits 1981-1995 (Epic)

Review by Richard Cook, MOJO, December 1995

Hit compilations from ‘80s-into-’90s soul megastars. ...

Luther Vandross

Obituary by 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 ...

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