Luther Vandross

Real Name:
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr.
Profile:
Luther Vandross was born on the Lower East Side of New York on April 20, 1951. His first big break came in 1975, when he performed as a backing singer on David Bowie's Young Americans album, and received a co-writer credit after his song "Funky Music" was adapted by Bowie to become "Fascination". He was also a backing singer for Bette Midler, Donna Summer and Carly Simon. He was lead singer of the group Change, which had hits such as "A Lover's Holiday", "Searching" and "The Glow Of Love". In the late 1970s he was part of a singing quintet consisting former Shades of Jade members Anthony Hinton and Diane Sumler, Theresa V. Reed, and Christine Wiltshire, also called Luther.

In 1981, Luther released his debut solo album Never Too Much. Between 1982 and 1985, five albums were released, all selling over a million copies each. Over the years, he was awarded five platinum and one double platinum disc, as well as winning 8 Grammy awards. He died July 1, 2005 at the age of 54, two years after suffering a major stroke.
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FE 37451 Never Too Much — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Never Too Much (Album) Epic FE 37451 Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
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EPC 25220, XPS 170 Luther Vandross — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (Comp, Album, EP) Epic EPC 25220, XPS 170 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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FE 38235 Forever, For Always, For Love — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love (Album) Epic FE 38235 US 1982 Sell This Version
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25・3P-485 Busy Body — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Busy Body (Album) Epic 25・3P-485 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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32・8P-67 The Night I Fell In Love — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross The Night I Fell In Love (Album) Epic 32・8P-67 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
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none Street Beat — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Street Beat(LP, Transcription) Barnett-Robbins Enterprises none US 1985 Sell This Version
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XFE 40415 Give Me The Reason — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason (Album) Epic XFE 40415 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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BC 86-01 Budweiser Concert Hour — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Budweiser Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Budweiser Concert Hour BC 86-01 US 1986 Sell This Version
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PC 87-45 Luther Vandross Westwood One StarTrak Profile(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks PC 87-45 US 1987 Sell This Version
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IMS 57251863 CL Kings Of Reggae — Luther Vandross Peter Tosh, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Luther Vandross Featuring Chris Hinze Peter Tosh, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Luther Vandross Featuring Chris Hinze - Kings Of Reggae (Album) Dino Music IMS 57251863 CL Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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OET 44308, ET44308 Any Love — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Any Love (Album) Epic OET 44308, ET44308 US 1988 Sell This Version
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CN 5245/S In Concert-445 — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross In Concert-445(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5245/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
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846934-1 Presented To The Heart — Luther Vandross Aleksander Mežek, Cliff Richard, Luther Vandross, Rick Wakeman, The Hawkins Family, The London Symphony Orchestra Aleksander Mežek, Cliff Richard, Luther Vandross, Rick Wakeman, The Hawkins Family, The London Symphony Orchestra - Presented To The Heart(LP) Mercury Classics 846934-1 Portugal 1990 Sell This Version
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IB 503 Power Of Love — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Power Of Love (Album) Epic IB 503 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
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473598 2 Never Let Me Go — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go (Album) Epic, LV Records 473598 2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
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ECP 277.2 Songs — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Songs (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records ECP 277.2 Hong Kong 1994 Sell This Version
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2-000123 Luther Vandross — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Vandross(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Epic, Sony Music 2-000123 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
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E 57795 This Is Christmas — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross This Is Christmas (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records E 57795 US 1995 Sell This Version
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484383 9, EPC 484383 9 Your Secret Love — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Your Secret Love (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records, LV Records 484383 9, EPC 484383 9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 46089 4 1 I Know — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross I Know (Album) Virgin 7243 8 46089 4 1 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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80813-20007-2 Luther Vandross — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (Album) J Records 80813-20007-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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82876-55711-2 Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 (Album) J Records 82876-55711-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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82876-51885-4 Dance With My Father — Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Dance With My Father (Album) J Records 82876-51885-4 Middle East 2003 Sell This Version
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AD-15 New York City Band — Luther Vandross New York City Band (2) With Luther Vandross New York City Band (2) With Luther Vandross - New York City Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Douglas: AD-15 France 2007 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PD 14525 Hot Butterfly — Luther Vandross Gregg Diamond, Bionic Boogie Featuring Luther Vandross Gregg Diamond, Bionic Boogie Featuring Luther Vandross - Hot Butterfly(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Polydor PD 14525 US 1978 Sell This Version

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eldercebell

eldercebell

August 3, 2013
So true , at the time I bought the album I was in the military. I was a disco-kid like most of that era. This was a great album.
Ilybius

Ilybius

November 8, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
The albums Luther and This Close to You were actually released by the group Luther, not the solo artist Luther Vandross.

EDIT: I noticed you'd already been notified about this. And I'm sorry for not recognizing the reply button.
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pump-powers

pump-powers

February 20, 2011
The Profile is wrong Luthers first two LP's are not even on the list,he's first LP release called Luther - from 1976 on Cotillion Records.
He's second LP release called This close to you - from 1977 on cotillion Records also.
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