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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Luther remains one of the music industry’s most private celebrities. I was blessed to see Luther perform live 4 times, when he came to my city, and every show was spectacular.
Preview — Luther by Craig Seymour. Book Description On April 16,Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Vandross’s life and career, however, often get lost in Seymour’s mini-profiles of the many musicians who helped him along his way.
Jul 27, John rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem?
Anyhoo, if you oof to read about the many singers Luther worked with and how much he loved his mama, this book is for you. Boy do I miss him! View Full Version of PW. But, usually the wonderful words written and sung by so many great performers, are born from pain, suffering, longing, anguish. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.
Seeing that it was revised and “expanded” I bought it again for my e-reader. April 12, Sold by: He was that infatuated with her singing style. It’s always so fascinating to learn about someone who created such great music, great words, great experiences, to so many millions of people.
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 lifr throughout his career.
Write a customer review. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. At one point in college he told people Dionne Warwick was his sister.
Not many people get to develop close friendships with their idols. I was looking through the reviews of people who purchased the book on amazon and everyone gave it an excellent rating with the exception of one person. Kudos again to the author, and I would tell anybody to buy this book!
I love the story! This book largely discusses Luther’s career, progressing from in-demand background singer and arranger to solo star. I would recommend it for any luhher Luther fans. I can understand that Luther, after so many years of struggling to make it, didn’t want to jeapordize his career in anyway!
Vandross, it’s been a pleasure to listen to this, loved the writing and narration: Full of juicy anecdotes, fast-paced writing, and interesting analysis, the book reveals surprising new dimensions of this much-beloved balladeer. 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.
Vandross enrolled in Western Vandfoss University, but eventually dropped out to pursue a career as a composer.
Luther was very private so I don’t feel like I was able to get much out of this book. See all Editorial Reviews. I remember his final interview with Thw where he lamented that he brought the stroke on himself and seriously regretted that.
I was really looking forward to reading this book but I was very disappointed. I have a much better perspective on the complete man- not just the Superstar.
And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther’s life: In spite of his success, the luthsr 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.