Luther Vandross, Greatest Hits 1981-1995 ((HOT)) Full Album Zip
Luther Vandross, Greatest Hits 1981-1995 Full Album Zip
in 1974, he sang background vocals on both sides of the delfonics’s single last days. the same year, he sang on the barry white and roberta flack’s single stop! in the name of love, a top 10 r&b hit. he also sang background vocals on the barry white and carole king’s single let it all hang out and on the song bye bye blackbird, from the musical hair. vandross also sang background on the records of a number of lesser-known acts, including lene lovich, kenny carroll, and the chocolate dandies. he scored his first r&b top ten hit in 1978, when he sang background on the song all i want from the temptations’album the temptations sing a brand new song, produced by quincy jones. he also sang background vocals on the temptations’ come get to this.
on march 6, 1980, the singer produced and sang background vocals on the donna summer’s sixth studio album, love to love you baby. the album went to number one r&b and was a top ten pop hit. vandross then made a cameo appearance in summer’s music video for the title song.
on november 30, 1980, vandross performed background vocals on the title song, a single from the album by the average white band, written and produced by the brothers en vogue’s lead singer dawn robinson. the single reached number two r&b and peaked at number 14 on the pop chart. vandross also sang background vocals on the lead vocals on the duet the first time ever. on december 8, 1980, the singer sang background vocals on the song love is waiting for you by the singer gregory abbott, vandross’ second duet with abbott. vandross sang background on the song get into you by the philadelphian singer and former sweet singer brenda russell.
after the release of the album’s third single, i love you more, which went top ten pop, vandross felt ready to compose and produce his own records again. he spent the first half of 1992 continuing his r&b success, scoring a series of hit singles on the r&b chart. in the first quarter of 1993, however, vandross’ career unexpectedly took a hit when he sustained a broken ankle while performing at a charity function in new york. he spent the year in bed, and in october of that year, he reported that he was taking a six-month hiatus from recording to recuperate. he made a very brief return in 1995, when he appeared on the song i just want to dance by the british dance band s club 7. vandross also helped arrange and sing background vocals on the album vital.
luther vandross was one of the most successful r&b artists of the 1980s and ’90s. not only did he score a series of multi-million-selling albums containing chart-topping hit singles and perform sold-out tours of the u.s. and around the world, but he also took charge of his music creatively, writing or co-writing most of his songs and arranging and producing his records. he also performed these functions for other artists, providing them with hits as well. he was, however, equally well known for his distinctive interpretations of classic pop and r&b songs, reflecting his knowledge and appreciation of the popular music of his youth. possessed of a smooth, versatile tenor voice, he charmed millions with his romantic music.
vandross finally eased off on his recording schedule during 1984, if only because he was now a major concert attraction and toured in both north america and europe. his only credit for the year was his composing (with marcus miller ), arranging, producing, and singing background vocals on the song you’re my choice tonight (choose me) for teddy pendergrass, a top 20 r&b hit. vandross was thus able to lavish more time on his fourth album, the night i fell in love, released in march 1985. the album spent seven weeks atop billboard’s r&b lp list, going gold and platinum simultaneously as soon as it was eligible for certification in may and double platinum in 1990. it also reached number 14 on the pop chart, vandross’ best showing yet. with his own album out of the way, he made some selected appearances on other albums in 1985.