Our song today comes from Luther’s second album for Epic, 1982’s Forever, For Always, For Love. Originally a Top 20 hit for The Temptations in 1965, this song was written by Smokey Robinson and Pete Moore of The Miracles and produced by Smokey. How could you go wrong? Of course it wouldn’t be a Luther Vandross production if it wasn’t Lutherized and one thing was very apparent over the course of Luther’s career is that he knew how to make a cover his own.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.