“Love Me Some Luther”
My all-time favorite musical artist is Mr. Luther Vandross. His tunes will sooth your mind and can easily get you in the mood. My favorite song is “So Amazing”, followed by “Take You Out” and “Dance With My Father”. I could take an 8 hour road trip and survive on just Luther songs. Fat Luther, skinny Luther – it didn’t matter. I love me some Lutha!
I was saddened by his death in 2005. It made me come to the realization that I would never get to see him live in concert. Recently there was notice of the Luther Vandross Estate sale. Over 1000 items from his life were for sale including clothes, vases, art, furniture and his awards. I instantly researched the information. I love to collect things and wanted to be a groupie and the ultimate fan. I needed a little Luther in my life.
Although the auction was in person, I could also bid through the live auction on ebay. It was an interesting experience. There is no time to blink when doing a live auction. I missed out on the first item because I was too s-l-o-w. You don’t have time to think if you want to bid, you have to know your price and go for it. I was blessed to be able to win Luther’s 1987 NAACP Image Award for the Album “Give Me A Reason”. A paid a nice penny for it, but it is Mr. Vandross. He’s been there for me through crushes, new loves, struggles and breakups. “Ooh, so amazing, and I’ve been waiting for a love like you-”
M.Y. December 2007