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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More By and About This Author. A Memoir Kindle Edition. In AprilVandross suffered a devastating stroke. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. No eBook available Amazon.

Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

Not Enabled Word Wise: He idolized Aretha Franklin. I wish he could have found the love he so longed for. In Lutherthe first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Lther life, from his early obsession with soulful girl lknging to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery.

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He is a native of Washington, D. He grew up in NYC, in the projects, in a house filled with love. Christopher John Farley, author, Aaliyah: Another thing he yearned for and never got was a number one pop hit single, which surprised me at first. It’s such a shame that his life ended at such a promising time in his career. The love he had for his craft. Luther Vandross’s voice stands alongside all the soulful greats of the past: The Mother of Black Hollywood: I really enjoyed this read, and I learned so much about Luther I didn’t know.


Jun 24, Karen Okamoto rated it it was ok Shelves: Probably the most valuable part of this book is the discography of not only everything Vandross recorded, but his production, arranging and backup singing duties for other artists as well this continued well after he found success in his own right. For all that, Craig Seymour isn’t out to seek a scandal Freddie Mercury biographers take note. Jan 29, Sonya marked it as to-read.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was looking through the reviews of people who purchased the book on amazon and everyone gave lonfing an excellent rating with the exception of one person. Just spectulation and a lot of innuendos.

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He lost all his siblings to Diabetes, his father as well and his mother after his death. Feb 18, C. What a revealing piece on Mr. Dec 08, Tamara rated it liked it Shelves: He talks about Luther’s yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him.

Read reviews that mention luther vandross craig seymour luther and his life reading this book good read well written thoroughly enjoyed great read david bowie music industry ups and downs know luther must read patti labelle dionne warwick aretha franklin great book private person behind the scenes highly recommend. He was simply, the truth!


It’s a true representation of Luther’s sad lonely life. 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.

This is one biography that touched me deeply, and I will listen to Luther’s music forever! What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, he has interviewed and profiled some of the biggest names in candross, including Luther Vandross, who has granted him numerous interviews in the past.

He talks about Luther’s yo-yo puther, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard.

When he opened his eyes from his comatose state almost one month later, Vandross added yet one more page to the many chapters in his life: The newly updated and expanded edition of Luther: His first big vandrlss came when he met David Bowie and composed the chorus for Bowie’s “Young American.

Luther remains one of the music industry’s most private celebrities.