Vandross is a name that when mentioned you'll hear the
voice of love, the smooth baritone singer's troubles has always been
a fascination with the public and recently the multi-grammy winning
artist has been front and center in the public spotlight for his much
publicized stroke and subsequent coma.
Luther was in a coma for the
better part of 3 weeks before waking up a few weeks back but the good
news is that he's on the mend as he can open his eyes, mouth words
and nod his head. Even better is that Luther's latest CD 'Dance
for my Father' debuted at No.1 on Billboard Top 200
Album charts a few back as well
Garnishing rave reviews and rightfully
so Dance for my Father
sees Luther going back to his earlier endeavors
with some soul searching to bring forth a true Luther masterpiece.
We are introduced to the set
with the mellow ballad 'If I didn't know
better' taking you through the troubles of friendship mistaken
for relationship. Next is 'Think about you'
a love song for all love songs, 'If
it ain't one thing' features Foxy
Brown, one of four guest appearances on the album that
includes Busta Rhymes on 'Lovely
Day' and Queen Latifah
on 'Hit it again'.
The highlights on the album to
me though has to be the delightful 'She saw
you' wonderfully written and produced, this track stands
out on it's own for me as it has all the makings to be a big hit.
Another standout is 'Closer I get to you'
the late 70s classic originally sung by Donny
Hathaway and Roberta Flack
featuring Destinys Child Beyonce Knowles.
The classic ballad gets some
new life pumped into it with Luther and Beyonce coming together to
add a more modern feel. Beyonce never sounded better as she progresses
to grow with her voice as she settles in on the lyrics and with playing
the role of the legendary Donny Hathaway
you know no other voice than Luther's was better suited for the
Other notables include 'Buy
me a Rose', 'Apologize',
'Right in the Middle' and the
title track. The album as mentioned earlier is out now and I do recommend
you get this latest Luther disc. It's one for your listening pleasure.
Listen to Luther
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Vandross ft: Beyonce's 'Closer
I get to you'