My father would lift me high. And dance with my mother and me and then. Spin me around til I fell asleep. Then up the stairs he would carry me and I knew for sure I was loved.

See, I’m not the type of writer that has 400 songs in a suitcase someplace on the shelf. I’m sort of a rise-to-the-occasion-type of writer, so when I know I’m going to record, I get in the mood to write.

Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey

Luther Vandross: The Velvet Voice by Elizabeth Blair  (NPR)



2 thoughts on “Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

  1. Happy Birthday, Luther ❤ You gave us so much love in the blessing of your music and sound ❤ Throughout the years, you as an artist, shared in so many of our personal events through your songs ❤ remembering your life today and I will not complain ❤ In celebration of your life & beyond, Peace. xo

    We got LOVE, the greatest power of them all ❤


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