Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Real Name:
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr.
Luther Vandross was born on the Lower East Side of New York on April 20, 1951. His first big break came in 1975, when he performed as a backing singer on David Bowie's Young Americans album, and received a co-writer credit after his song "Funky Music" was adapted by Bowie to become "Fascination". He was also a backing singer for Bette Midler, Donna Summer and Carly Simon. He was lead singer of the group Change, which had hits such as "A Lover's Holiday", "Searching" and "The Glow Of Love". In the late 1970s he was part of a singing quintet consisting former Shades of Jade members Anthony Hinton and Diane Sumler, Theresa V. Reed, and Christine Wiltshire, also called Luther.

In 1981, Luther released his debut solo album Never Too Much. Between 1982 and 1985, five albums were released, all selling over a million copies each. Over the years, he was awarded five platinum and one double platinum disc, as well as winning 8 Grammy awards. He died July 1, 2005 at the age of 54, two years after suffering a major stroke.
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Luther Vandross Discography


25-3P-334 Luther Vandross Never Too Much (Album) Epic 25-3P-334 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
FE 38235 Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love (Album) Epic FE 38235 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 39196 Luther Vandross Busy Body (Album) Epic FE 39196 US 1983 Sell This Version
32・8P-67 Luther Vandross The Night I Fell In Love (Album) Epic 32・8P-67 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
none Luther Vandross Street Beat(LP, P/Mixed, Promo) Barnett-Robbins Enterprises none US 1985 Sell This Version
450134 2 Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason (Album) Epic, Epic 450134 2 Austria 1986 Sell This Version
EPC 462908 Luther Vandross Any Love (Album) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 462908 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
IMS 57251861 Peter Tosh & Sly Dunbar & Luther Vandross & Robbie Shakespeare Featuring Chris Hinze Peter Tosh & Sly Dunbar & Luther Vandross & Robbie Shakespeare Featuring Chris Hinze - Kings Of Reggae (Album) Dino Music IMS 57251861 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
E 46789 Luther Vandross Power Of Love (Album) Epic E 46789 US 1991 Sell This Version
EPC 472331 1 George Fenton, Luther Vandross George Fenton, Luther Vandross - Hero (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Epic Soundtrax EPC 472331 1 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
473598 Luther* Never Let Me Go (Album) Epic 473598 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
EPC 476656 1 Luther Vandross Songs (Album) Epic, Epic, LV Records EPC 476656 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
57795-S1 Luther Vandross This Is Christmas (Album) Epic 57795-S1 US 1995 Sell This Version
484383 9 Luther Vandross Your Secret Love (Album) Epic, LV Records 484383 9 1996 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (WF) 5765 Luther Vandross I Know (Album) EMI, EMI CDEMCJ (WF) 5765 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
EK 69591 Luther Vandross Always Forever The Classics (Comp, Album) Epic EK 69591 US 1998 Sell This Version
80813 200072, BVCP 21210 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (Album) J Records 80813 200072, BVCP 21210 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
A 52545 Luther Vandross Home For Christmas(CD, Album) Sony Music Special Products A 52545 US 2001 Sell This Version
BVCP-21349 Luther Vandross Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 (Album) J Records BVCP-21349 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
82876-51885-2 Luther Vandross Dance With My Father (Album) J Records 82876-51885-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
AD-15 New York City Band (2) With Luther Vandross New York City Band (2) With Luther Vandross - New York City Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Douglas: AD-15 France 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD 14525 Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie* Featuring Luther Vandross Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie* Featuring Luther Vandross - Hot Butterfly(7", Single, Promo) Polydor PD 14525 US 1978 Sell This Version
none New York City Band, Luther Vandross New York City Band, Luther Vandross - Gotta Have Your Body(Acetate, S/Sided) American International Pictures, Inc., Allen Zentz Recording none US 1979 Sell This Version
EPC A1662 Luther Vandross Sugar And Spice (I Found Me A Girl) (Single) Epic EPC A1662 UK 1981 Sell This Version
14-02409 Luther Vandross Never Too Much (Single) Epic 14-02409 US 1981 Sell This Version

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August 3, 2013
So true , at the time I bought the album I was in the military. I was a disco-kid like most of that era. This was a great album.


November 8, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
The albums Luther and This Close to You were actually released by the group Luther, not the solo artist Luther Vandross.

EDIT: I noticed you'd already been notified about this. And I'm sorry for not recognizing the reply button.


February 20, 2011
The Profile is wrong Luthers first two LP's are not even on the list,he's first LP release called Luther - from 1976 on Cotillion Records.
He's second LP release called This close to you - from 1977 on cotillion Records also.

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