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In an interview with The Washington Post, Dionne Warwick was asked if she has a favorite cover version of one of her songs. She said, “The one I admire the most is Luther Vandross’ version of ‘A House Is Not a Home.’ It is probably the highest compliment that can be paid when someone rerecords a song you have recorded.”
Luther covered “A House Is Not A Home” on his debut album, Never Too Much, released in 1981. Listen here: https://LegacyRecordings.lnk.to/VandrossNeverTooMuchAW
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, singer Paulette McWilliams talked about her friendship and work with Luther Vandross. An excerpt:
I started on the road with Luther in 1984. I started recording with him in 1980. … And while I was on the road with Luther, we did all kinds of things. We did sessions. It was such a learning experience. … He was just a consummate artist. There was no one like him. No one. He took what he saw and realized that nobody in the R&B world did shows like that. He set a precedent. He brought what he learned to the table and said, “This is going to happen.”
Read more at Rolling Stone.
Photo from PauletteMcWilliams.com
“Luther Vandross: So Amazing,” a BBC Radio 2 documentary, is now live! This intimate portrait celebrates Luther’s tenacity and his impressive, often overlooked musical legacy. Listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vklf