“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)

“Back Together Again”by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1980)

“Back Together Again” was the last song Donny Hathaway added his voice to before his suicide in early 1979. Actually, I read somewhere (can’t remember where…might have been David Nathan’s book The Soulful Divas, might have been the 33 1/3 book on Donny Hathaway Live!) that it was actually completed on the day of Donny’s… Read More “Back Together Again”by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1980)