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Luther Vandross’ ‘Never Too Much’: Black Music Month Album Spotlight #13

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Luther's 1981 debut album Never Too Much is #13 on Yahoo! Music's 30 Most Significant AlbumsIn Black Music History list.


NeverToo Much

Epic (1981)

With just seven songs, Luther Vandross' debut albumsolidified his position as an R&B singer to watch. This album does notinclude his largest volume of classic records, but it does feature "AHouse Is Not A Home," a song written by Burt Bacharach and firstperformed by Dionne Warwick. The compassionate ballad of heartbreak ismemorable on all levels-the classical piano melody, Vandross' controlled vocalproduction, and the genius lyrics that use an empty house as a metaphor for alonely heart.

About LutherVandross: In African American households, Luther Vandross is arguably thefavorite voice of the last 40 years. Growing up in New York, Vandross sang with the likes ofRoberta Flack, Barbra Streisand, and Chaka Khan, on television commercial jinglesas well as in various recording groups before launching his solo career. His 13platinum and multi-platinum studio albums resulted in eight Grammy Awards. Hedied at 54 on July 1, 2005. (Full Bio)

Official Website:LutherVandross.com

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