Luther Vandross tunes

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From backing singer to superstar!

Luther started out as a backing singer for Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder in the ’70s.

This led to joining a band called Change which was created by an Italian producer who wanted to form a band like Chic. Luther only lasted one album before he went solo.

His first and most successful album bore the same name as the single that every covers band must play: Never Too Much.

The entire album was written by Luther himself, apart from A House Is Not A Home, which was penned by Burt Bacharach. On the Greatest Albums Of All Time list, Never Too Much ranked at #362.

Following this very successful debut, Luther did have more tunes that were charted, especially when he sang duets with female singers. He must have thought back to the 70s and how his voice had blended so well with all those stars.

Here’s a list of duets Luther Vandross recorded:

Luther Vandross | Duet tunes

  • If This World Were Mine (Cheryl Lynn, 1982)
  • How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (Dionne Warwick, 1983)
  • There’s Nothing Better Than Love (Gregory Hines, 1987)
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free (Janet Jackson, 1992)
  • Endless Love (Mariah Carey, 1994, this was done by Lionel and Diana in 1981). 
  • Nights In Harlem (Precise, 1998)
  • I Know (Stevie Wonder, 1998)
  • I’m Only Human (Cassandra Wilson, 1999)
  • The Closer I Get To You (Beyoncé (2004)

As well as his own compositions and the duets, Luther also covered many tunes, most notably Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead.

Luther Vandross Tunes | Related Pages

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now chords.

You can learn how to play Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by Whitehead & McFadden using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

Bbm7 | Cm7 Fm7 | Bbm7 | Cm7 Fm7 | 
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, we’re on the move…

Never Too Much

Never Too Much chords.

You can learn how to play Never Too Much by Luther Vandross using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

B11 | B11 |
I can’t fool myself, I don’t want nobody else to ever love me…

Luther Vandross on the web

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