Celebrate the 20th Anniversary and Legacy of Luther Vandross’ Grammy® Award-winning Hit “Dance With My Father”

I am personally excited about the new Dolby Mix of Luther Vandross “Dance With My Father”. Back in the 80’s I received a platinum album for “Never Too Much” for my efforts on the record in Pop Radio. Steve Owens / EntertainmentWorld TV

This year marks two decades since the world was captivated by the soulful and emotional ballad “Dance with My Father,” by R&B pioneer and legend Luther Vandross. To honor the enduring legacy of this GRAMMY® Award-winning classic, Primary Wave Music, The Luther Vandross Estate and Legacy Recordings/Sony Music have released the song in high-resolution Dolby Atmos for an enhanced audio experience that fans can stream and download from several platforms.

Originally released on May 30, 2003, “Dance with My Father” quickly became a timeless classic and a defining moment in Luther Vandross’ illustrious career. Co-written by Vandross and GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Richard Marx,  the song beautifully tells the story of a son’s cherished memories with his father and the longing to relive those moments. It resonated with millions of listeners worldwide, touching hearts and earning Vandross a posthumous GRAMMY for Song of the Year in 2004.

Join this milestone celebration by visiting LutherVandross.com where you can create and share personally customized Father’s Day memories using the ‘What My Father Taught Me’ meme generator with the hashtag #DanceWithMyFather20. Additionally on the site, you can purchase items from a limited edition gift guide, encapsulating the soul of this unforgettable song. Commemorate Father’s Day and Black Music Month by celebrating this iconic piece of Black music history. Let’s unite as fans, saluting Luther Vandross’ lasting legacy and the special connection between fathers and their children.
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Luther Vandross was more than just a great singer. An elegant and warmhearted New Yorker who became one of popular music’s most beloved balladeers from his solo breakthrough in the early ‘80s to his untimely death in 2005, Vandross was a vocalist whose understanding of singing as an art form was so profound, he changed notions of what it could be. That’s just what he did in balancing the innovation of 1980’s R&B in the irresistibly joyful title track of Vandross’ 1981 solo debut, Never Too Much, to his astonishing 1981 cover of “A House Is Not a Home,” transforming the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic into an acutely personal demonstration of his control, dexterity, and expressiveness. In the process, he transcends the ‘60s divas who inspired him—Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin—to create a model for those who followed. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion have all acknowledged the impact that their sometime duet partner had on them.  Luther’s success in the 1980’s launched him after many years of working behind the scenes as a session vocalist and arranger for acts like David Bowie and Bette Midler and as the singer of “Searching” and “The Glow of Love,” two classy hits for the Italian/American disco group Change. In the decades that followed, Vandross continued to find ways to push the art forward instead of relying on the tried and true, releasing 11 consecutive platinum albums in the process and garnering 31 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy awards. Grammy winners like 1991’s “Power of Love/Love Power” and 2003’s “Dance With My Father” remain as technically accomplished as they are emotionally moving, serving as testaments to his enduring legacy. For more info visit https://LutherVandross.com.


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