“Don’t You Know That?” by Luther Vandross (1981)

Luther’s first official solo album, Never Too Much, is a great album. Luther was pretty well-formed for a debut artist; but of course he’d had ten years of experience behind some of the greats (Bowie, Midler, Chic) and released two albums as a member of the band Luther. So he wasn’t really a debut artist.… Read More “Don’t You Know That?” by Luther Vandross (1981)

“Can Heaven Wait” by Luther Vandross (2001)

“Can Heaven Wait” is one of Luther’s most heart-rending ballads. It comes from his self-titled comeback album, which would turn out to be the penultimate Luther Vandross album recorded during his lifetime. In the song, Luther receives a call finding out his girl has been in a bad accident. He’s asking if her life can be… Read More “Can Heaven Wait” by Luther Vandross (2001)

“Bad Boy/Having A Party” by Luther Vandross (1982)

A popular Luther Vandross trope became songs that were a combination of original compositions with established classics. “Bad Boy/Having A Party” was the first and wound up being one of the best. There’s at least two more of those on this list, and several that are not, including “Power Of Love/Love Power” (a top 5 pop… Read More “Bad Boy/Having A Party” by Luther Vandross (1982)