Luther Vandross releases ‘Dance with My Father,’ his thirteenth and final album (2003)

Luther Vandross ‘Dance with My Father’ is his thirteenth and final studio album released on June 10, 2003 by J Records.

Track Listing : 1.If I Didn’T Know Better (Ezekiel Lewis, Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney) – 04:07 . 2.Think About You (James Porte, Luther Vandross) – 05:04 . 3.If It Ain’T One Thing (Robbie Nevil, Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney, Marchand) – 04:13 . 4.Buy Me A Rose (Jim Funk, Erick Hickenlooper) – 03:48 . 5.The Closer I Get To You (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) – 06:25 . 6.Lovely Day (Ronald Lapread, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Clarence Scarborough) – 05:57 . 7.Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross, Richard Marx) – 04:26 . 8.She Saw You (Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross) – 05:44 . 9.Apologize (Rex Rideout, Luther Vandross) – 04:59 . 10.Hit It Again (Rex Rideout, Luther Vandross) – 04:37 . 11.Right In The Middle (Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney) – 04:50 . 12.Once Were Lovers (Rex Rideout, Fonzi Thornton, Luther Vandross) – 04:34 . 13.Lovely Day (Part Ii) (Ronald Lapread, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Clarence Scarborough) – 03:54 . 14.They Said You Needed Me (Ivan Hampden, Jr., Luther Vandross) – 04:40


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Musicians : Luther Vandross – Vocals . Foxy Brown – Vocals On (3) . Busta Rhymes – Vocals On (6 – 13) . Queen Latifah – Vocals On (10) . Beyoncé Knowles – Vocals On (5) . Nat Adderley, Jr. – Keyboards, Piano, Piano (Electric) . Skip Anderson – Keyboards, Soloist, Vibraphone . Marcus Miller – Vocals (Background) . Reggie Hamilton – Bass . Byron Miller – Bass . Jerome Ramos – Bass . Richard Marx – Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming . Robbie Nevil – Guitar, Keyboards . Ivan Hampden – Drums, Keyboard Programming . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica . Cissy Houston – Vocals (Background) . Phil Hamilton – Guitar . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar . Brion James – Guitar . Víctor Vega – Guitar . Rick Watford – Guitar . Ricky Watford “Bishop” – Guitar . Jay Williams – Guitar . James Porte – Keyboard Programming . Rex Rideout – Keyboard Programming . Reed Vertelney – Keyboard Programming . Bashiri Johnson – Percussion . Chris James – Piano . Tawatha Agee – Vocals (Background) . Big Bub – Vocals (Background) . Sharon Bryant – Vocals (Background) . Michael J – Vocals (Background) . Rick Mcdonald – Vocals (Background) . Cindy Mizelle – Vocals (Background) . Rl – Vocals (Background) . Brenda White-King – Vocals (Background) . James “D-Train” Williams – Vocals (Background) . Joyce James – Vocals (Background) . April Owens – Vocals (Background) . Candace Thomas – Vocals (Background) . Fonzi Thornton – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr., Shep Crawford . Carl Cyrius – Assistant Engineer . Jason Dale – Assistant Engineer . Michael Mccoy – Assistant Engineer . Daniel Milazzo – Assistant Engineer . Claudius Mittendorfer – Assistant Engineer . Flip Osman – Assistant Engineer . Dave Perini – Assistant Engineer . Matt Snedecor – Assistant Engineer . Jason Stasium – Assistant Engineer . Jamie Wallace – Assistant Engineer . Stan Wallace – Engineer . Marcus Miller – Engineer . You Can Ask Giz – Engineer, Mixing . Ray Bardani – Engineer, Mixing . Gabriel Varde – Engineer . Paul J. Falcone – Engineer . Herb Powers – Mastering . Loren Howard – Mixing Assistant

Package : Alli – Art Direction . Chris Lebeau – Artwork . June Ambrose – Stylist . Roger Innocent – Hair Stylist . Jeff Jones – Hair Stylist, Make-Up . Kevin Westenberg asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded 2002–2003 At Beartracks Studios (Suffern, New York); Hannibal Studios (Santa Monica, California); Playground/Minimansion Studios (Closter, New Jersey); Right Track Recording, The Hit Factory (New York City, New York); Skip Trip-Algoryhthm Studios (Belle Mead, New Jersey); The Dengen (Torrance, California).

Released On June 10, 2003 By J.

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BBC
Now in his early-50s, Vandross is so much the master of his craft, you cant help but want him to stretch out a little, take a few chances, maybe get a collaborator with some more imaginative ideas for instrumentation to match his own impeccable vocal arrangements. But if you like your r&b to be smooth and your songs to be grown-up, you’re not going to argue too much. […]

allmusic
Luther Vandross pours his heart and soul into Dance with My Father‘s title track, an ambitious kickoff single that misrepresents an album where most highlights are down-tempo. […]

Entertainment Weekly
On Dance With My Father, made bittersweet by Vandross’ recent hospitalization following a stroke, the R&B legend raises the hipness factor with a guest roster that includes Beyoncé, Bustaand Queen Latifah. […]

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