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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Albums

FE 37451 Luther Vandross - Never Too Much album art Luther Vandross Never Too Much (Album) Epic FE 37451 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
FE 38235 Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love album art Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love (Album) Epic FE 38235 US 1982 Sell This Version
25?3P-485 Luther Vandross - Busy Body album art Luther Vandross Busy Body (Album) Epic 25?3P-485 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
35?8P-39 Luther Vandross - Busy Body album art Luther Vandross Busy Body(CD, Album) Epic 35?8P-39 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
32?8P-67 Luther Vandross - The Night I Fell In Love album art Luther Vandross The Night I Fell In Love (Album) Epic 32?8P-67 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
none Luther Vandross - Street Beat album art Luther Vandross Street Beat(LP, Transcription) Barnett-Robbins Enterprises none US 1985 Sell This Version
EK 40415 Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason album art Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason (Album) Epic EK 40415 US 1986 Sell This Version
PC 87-45 Luther Vandross Westwood One Star Trak Profiles # PC 87-45(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks PC 87-45 US 1987 Sell This Version
IMS 57251863 CL Luther Vandross - Kings Of Reggae album art 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
25·8P-5099 Luther Vandross - Any Love album art Luther Vandross Any Love (Album) Epic 25·8P-5099 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5245/S Luther Vandross - In Concert-445 album art Luther Vandross In Concert-445(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5245/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
IB 503 Luther Vandross - Power Of Love album art Luther Vandross Power Of Love (Album) Epic IB 503 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
EK 53231 Luther Vandross - Never Let Me Go album art Luther* Never Let Me Go (Album) Epic, LV Records EK 53231 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
CEK 57775, 912253 T Luther Vandross - Songs album art Luther Vandross Songs (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records CEK 57775, 912253 T Canada 1994 Sell This Version
E 57795 Luther Vandross - This Is Christmas album art Luther Vandross This Is Christmas (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records E 57795 US 1995 Sell This Version
484383 9, EPC 484383 9 Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love album art Luther Vandross Your Secret Love (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records, LV Records 484383 9, EPC 484383 9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 46089 4 1 Luther Vandross - I Know album art Luther Vandross I Know (Album) Virgin 7243 8 46089 4 1 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
80813-20007-2 Luther Vandross - Luther Vandross album art Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (Album) J Records 80813-20007-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
BVCP-21349 Luther Vandross - Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 album art Luther Vandross Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 (Album) J Records BVCP-21349 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BVCP-21317 Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father album art Luther Vandross Dance With My Father (Album) J Records BVCP-21317 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
AD-15 Luther Vandross - New York City Band album art 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

Singles & EPs

PD 14525 Luther Vandross - Hot Butterfly album art 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
AI 4103 DJ Luther Vandross - Got To Have Your Body album art New York City Band (2) Featuring Luther Van Dross* New York City Band (2) Featuring Luther Van Dross* - Got To Have Your Body (Single) American International Records AI 4103 DJ US 1979 Sell This Version
14-02842 Luther Vandross - Sugar And Spice (I Found Me A Girl) / She's A Super Lady album art Luther Vandross Sugar And Spice (I Found Me A Girl) / She's A Super Lady (Single) Epic 14-02842 US 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A1662 Luther Vandross - Sugar And Spice (I Found Me A Girl) album art Luther Vandross Sugar And Spice (I Found Me A Girl) (Single) Epic EPC A1662 UK 1981 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 8 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.
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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