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Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross: (Updated and Expanded) by [Seymour, Craig]
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In April 2003, Vandross suffered a devastating stroke. 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: later in the year, his song "Dance with My Father" won a Grammy. Seymour, a music critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, chronicles the mercurial ups and downs of the golden-throated singer in this superficial biography. 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. Vandross enrolled in Western Michigan University, but eventually dropped out to pursue a career as a composer. His first big break came when he met David Bowie and composed the chorus for Bowie's "Young American." Vandross's fame as a composer and backup singer, which he preferred to the spotlight of a soloist, steadily grew until he was producing such acts as Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker and En Vogue. 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. Vandross's life and career, however, often get lost in Seymour's mini-profiles of the many musicians who helped him along his way.
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"Full of juicy anecdotes, fast-paced writing and interesting analysis, the book .paints an intimate portrait of the beloved balladeer." (E. Lynn Harris, author of What Becomes of the Brokenhearted)

"Craig Seymour gives this great artist his rightful due." (Christopher John Farley, author of Aaliyah: More Than a Woman)

"Seymour's brilliant book is like a great Luther song: elegantly written, effortlessly executed and eloquently delivered. A majestic tribute." (Michael Eric Dyson, author of Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye)

"Seymour's keen, often empathetic insights .reveal a man facing the dichotomy of public fame and private pain." (David Nathan, the "British Ambassador of Soul," author of The Soulful Divas: Personal Portraits of over a dozen divine divas from Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, & Diana Ross, to Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, & Janet Jackson)

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  • File Size: 1688 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Craig Seymour Digital Media; 2nd edition (April 12, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JNL0TK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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