Written by Stevie Wonder/Clarence Paul and Morris Broadnax and definitively recorded by The Queen of Soul this might be one of my favorite recordings from that 1970′s wellspring of Soul known as Atlantic Records. I love the Funk Brothers, Booker T. Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Al Jackson Jr., and Muscle Shoals backing bands as much as anyone but the folks that show up on some of those Atlantic recording dates like this one… (more…)
Grown Folks Music had the exciting opportunity to speak with the legendary Mrs. Shirley Murdock. Listen in to hear the true stories behind some of your favorite songs, including “As We Lay” and “Go On Without You”. During the interview, Mrs. Murdock also speaks about everything from her most recent release, “Live: The Journey” to the experience of singing at the MLK memorial dedication to touring with the legendary Luther Vandross. Mrs. Murdock also speaks on how she addresses critics who question an artist’s ability to vacillate between the worlds of gospel and soul music. You will also hear about the new genre of music that she is proposing to start.
“Excuse me Miss. What’s your name…” The song “Take You Out” proved Luther Vandross was going to transition quite nicely into the new millennium and be fresh and current yet classic all at the same time. From the 2000 album Luther Vandross.
Check out the bonus video below of Luther performing “Take You Out” live.
By now, you’ve probably guessed that Luther should have been crowned the music industry’s official cover slayer, because he knew how to put his foot into a song remake. Guess what? “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” is also a cover. It was originally released by former Delfonic’s member Major Harris in 1975. “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” appeared on Luther’s full length cd entitled “Any Love”.
Let’s be honest. From the lyrics to the arrangement to the melody, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” is a beautiful song. Take all of that beauty and add Luther Vandross’ signature runs and ad libs, and you have a quiet storm classic.