In a recent interview, Lisa Fischer was asked about the most memorable show where she performed as a backup singer. Her answer:
I would say Luther Vandross Live at Royal Albert Hall would be it. I was touring with the Stones in Chicago, and then Luther had a private plane waiting for me to make it to London in time to do sound check, makeup and dress for the performance. … I was so exhausted, but his music and teachings were so a part of everything I had become that doing the show was real and surreal all at the same time. His voice, his melodies, my fellow background singers (Kevin, Ava, Tawatha and Pat) and the choreography that I’d been doing for years was so joyous. … It was like a public family reunion.
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The Telegraph has compiled its list of the 50 best love songs of the 1980s, and you can’t make that list without Luther!
The newspaper calls its pick — Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing,” from the 1986 album Give Me The Reason — an “exquisite soul soufflé. Makes you believe a man can fly” with the killer line, “I’d follow you to the moon in the sky above.”
Read the complete list of 1980s love songs at The Telegraph.
April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005
Happy Father’s Day this weekend! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the music video for “Dance With My Father,” the Grammy-winning title track from Luther Vandross’ 2003 album. A personal tribute to his late father, Luther wrote “Dance With My Father” with Richard Marx, winning Song of the Year and Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male at the Grammy Awards. The album Dance With My Father also won Best R&B Album.
The music video below shows images from Luther’s childhood and life, and clips of Luther’s friends with their families.