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July 2, 2005

So Amazing.

Wow, this one really hits me in the heart. I can't imagine there are many folks around my age, especially black folks, without a bunch of very particular memories and sentimental attachments to this man's music.

I just paid for wifi access at this hotel, so I can download at least a few of his classics and get my cry on.. looking at these search results, man I forgot just how many bangers he had.. Stop to Love, If This World Were Mine, If Only For One Night, Glow of Love... damn I totally forgot this joint with Gregory Hines.. can't believe they are both gone now.

Few of us will ever speak of love as eloquently as Luther, and few will spread as much love as he did. His music was a celebration of life in the truest sense, because he made so many songs that caused sooooo many babies to made.

And it might sound funny to those with a dimwitted concept of masculinity, but in my eyes Luther Vandross was R&B's epitome of a real man, and one of the last ones we had left. A man as in a grown-up, who spoke to us of love in the way a grown man knows how.

So peace be with you, Luther, you will truly be missed. I suspect that every time I turn on BET I will miss you a little more.

Posted by jsmooth995 at July 2, 2005 3:06 AM

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