Monday, June 04, 2007
Monumental Soundbyte - 13
Luther Vandross - Here and Now.
I have had a very very eventful morning and i intend to blog about that as soon as i catch my breath.
Luther, Luther, Luther. I adore this man and his music. I love and like a lot of artists but Luther is my all time favorite artist. No-one comes close to him in my world. I hear his voice and i swoon. I just close my eyes and sing away. My love for all things Luther is a well known fact with my family - so much so that when he died and my dad saw the report on CNN, he had to be a bit diplomatic in his delivery of the news. I of course crumpled to the floor crying. So melodramatic i know but i felt deep pain. I was soooo sad and decided to listen to every Luther cd in my collection.
I still feel pangs of pain when i hear songs or as was the case last week - a wonderful blogger sent me a Youtube link of his live performance of 'House is not a home" performed at the NAACP awards many years back. I got weepy and that just ended my day. LOL.
This song Here and Now is not my favorite Luther song even though i love it. Its monumental because it is a staple at weddings and it was Luther's first top ten song on the Billboard chart, won him his first Grammy and was the first Luther song to be played on jazz stations.
What's not to love about this song. The words are just IT. His delivery meakes you thankful to be in that moment - that here and now. His voice also fills one with yearning if you dont have or havent had a here and now moment.
Luther will always remain my favorite and his songs classics to be enjoyed for generations to come.
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