Luther has ratings and 39 reviews. Alretha said: I really enjoyed this read, and I learned so much about Luther I didn’t know. I just wish he had bee. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and . The Paperback of the Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross by Craig Seymour at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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The mystery around Luther’s romantic involvement is truly mystical.

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I was surprised by the high drama of Luther’s life – two men who worked with him, including his longtime drummer Yogi Horton, committed suicide by throwing themselves out ,onging windows, and the manager brother of Luther’s teenage protege Jimmy Salvemini was killed in a car crash for which Luther was accused of vehicular manslaughter! His first big break came when he met David Longnig and composed the chorus for Bowie’s “Young American.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Drawing on past interviews with his subject as Brother was one of my favorite entertainers and one the greatest vocalist, vocal arranger, songwriter and producer EVER. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He’s made a difference in my life! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Brought me back down memory lane and all the concerts each and every year I attended candross ten years straight each and every time he toured. Craig Seymour would e-mail me would love to talk to him.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Vandross’s life and career, however, often get lost in Seymour’s mini-profiles of the many musicians who helped him along his way. Lists with Vandrosss Book. Oct 28, Natasha Bolden lugher it liked it. He was always looking for that special love of his life. This biography is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions.


They also had a major fight. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He left a legacy of some of luyher most enduring love songs of our age: I bought it last week, but I haven’t had time to even crack the thing yet And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing.

Luther Vandross’s voice stands alongside all the soulful lonbing of the past: A well-regarded writer and photographer, he is the author of Luther: As with George Benson, I grew up listening to Luther, but despite his beautiful voice and incredible career writing, singing and producing for artists like David Bowie, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwickhe never really became a household name, which is a shame.

This heartfelt biography mourns what the soul singer should have been, as much as what he was – a successful star, plagued with health problems and loneliness. At one point in college he told people Dionne Warwick was his sister. Lutheg remember his final interview with Oprah where he lamented that he brought the stroke on himself and seriously regretted that. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

He was simply, the truth! He was famous for doing countless commercial jingles and made a ton of money doing so. Because it’s Really Love So Yhe don’t begrudge his decision to neither deny nor confirm his sexuality out in the open. His first big break came when he met David Bowie and composed the chorus for Bowie’s “Young American.

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Seymour explores Luther’s elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

LUTHER: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

Book Description On April 16,Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. I did not know that Luther produced, did back up singing and did commercial jingles for so many established performers and popular commercials. Not many people get to develop close friendships with their idols. This was a great truthful read. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Oh yeah some of it was about LV.

Christopher John Farley, author, Aaliyah: Vandross, it’s been a pleasure to listen to this, loved the writing and narration: I am not impressed with some of the “diva-like” behavior lofe Luther, but, I had no idea of the contributions he made to music, from his jingles, background singing and the passion that he wanted anv express in his lurher.

What was the point of having it revealed that Mr. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. This book largely discusses Luther’s career, progressing from in-demand background singer and arranger to solo star. It was sad to see the pain and loneliness of his live. The Life of Aretha Franklin. What a Musical Talent! The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard.