Luther has ratings and 39 reviews. Alretha said: I really enjoyed this read, and I learned so much about Luther I didn’t know. I just wish he had bee. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and . The Paperback of the Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross by Craig Seymour at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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To learn more, visit www. He safeguarded his secrets that in this tale, there were no tue. Sang about love but never managed to get love from that special someone a great book and a fantastic singer rip Luther.

The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross. It’s always so fascinating to learn about someone who created such great music, great words, great experiences, to so many millions of people.

Books by Craig Seymour. Craig Seymour would e-mail me would love to talk to him. He lost all his siblings to Diabetes, his father as well and his mother after his death.

I just wish he could have been found happiness. He also had bitter disagreements with Anita Baker, but toward the end of his life he had rekindled those relationships. The song was produced by Quincy Jones.

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With Luther being my main man, inspiration and Muse for doing what I do, I have gotten to know him more and why he is who he is; why he prefers his privacy and why he feels so strongly about it. What was the point of having it revealed that Mr.

With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption.


As far as I’m concerned, I would’ve loved Luther and bought his albums no matter what! For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Seymour recounts Vandross’s lifelong love of music and the singer’s early infatuations with girl groups, particularly Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Dionne Warwick.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He battled constantly with his weight, in a vicious llfe of comfort eating, ballooning in size and then rigorous dieting, usually to get in shape while promoting a new album, which might have contributed to his early death in David Bowie gave him his first major break.

Full of juicy anecdotes, fast-paced writing, and interesting analysis, the book reveals surprising new dimensions of this much-beloved balladeer. And like Sinatra, the man was truly gifted when it came to phrasing a lyric. There were a lot of interesting stories and revelations in the book. I too always aim t I loved listening to this! When he opened vxndross eyes from his comatose state almost one month later, Vandross added yet one more page to the many chapters in his life: Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

Get to Know Us. At one point in college he told people Dionne Warwick was his sister.

LUTHER: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

I’ve always loved Luther’s voice, but never really knew much about him. The writer did a good job of providing insight into the struggle of Luther trying to make it to the top as well as what we all knew about Luther, trying to maintain weight loss.

I’ve never been so shocked while reading a biography! Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. A special read for me. I really enjoyed this read, and I learned so much about Luther I didn’t know. Here is another musical genius that I loved and respected, and still do to this day! Luther was very private so I don’t feel like I was able to get much out of this book. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther’s life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery.


He was such a great singer and songwriter. Great read It was interesting reading about his yearning for what he considered to be greatness. He’s made a difference in my life! These personal and professional setbacks made him unhappy, and coupled with his perfectionist nature, he was sometimes known to take his grievances out on the artists and musicians who worked with him, earning him a reputation as a ‘diva’. Also, add to this, the generation that Luther was apart of, who thought that one’s sexuality was something that was shameful and should be kept under wraps.

But he did it with the sheer power, beauty, and penetrative quality of his god-gifted voice that cut through everything that lay in it’s path! I love the story!

Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

Lists with This Book. I can understand that Luther, after so many years of struggling to make it, didn’t want to jeapordize his career in anyway! In spite of his success, the singer struggled with his insecurities, which often led him to seek solace in overeating, and he battled obesity and its attendant health problems throughout his career. Oct 15, Nadia rated it it was amazing.

I thank God for giving us Luther and the music he has left behind. If he lived for Diana, Patti, Gladys and Dionne Other editions – View all Luther: Enter your mobile lifee or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Just known info on Luther’s over all life.

Add to Your books. It drives home the truth of Luther’s words “there’s nothing better than love”.