Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Forever, For Always, For Luther

By on July 1, 2007

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April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005

He is described on AOL music as R&B’s unforgettable balladeer and vocalist, while ITunes and MTV confirm that his smooth and versatile tenor was one of America’s consistent and compelling voices. I have nothing more to add to those except that I miss him and wish he was still here making music.

Finding meaning while we’re dreaming
Of the Splendor of it all

A House is Not a Home ~ Aretha Franklin

Shine ~ Luther Vandross

Here and Now ~ Luther Vandross Live at Radio City Music Hall

For You To Love featuring Jeff Lorber

Always and Forever ~ Luther Vandross

‘Til My Baby Comes Home ~ Fantasia

She Doesn’t Mind ~ Luther Vandross

Give Me the Reason ~ featuring Kirk Whalum

I Really Didn’t Mean It ~ Luther Vandross

Don’t Wanna Be A Fool

Smilin’ faces, goin’ places It’s a wonder, it’s so clear

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

The Best Things in Life are Free ~ Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson

Never Too Much ~ featuring Paul Jackson, Jr

Easy livin’ and we’re givin’
What we know we’re dreamin’ of

Love Won’t Let Me Wait ~ John Legend

There’s Nothing Better Than Love ~ Maysa and Kevin Whalum

Sometimes it’s only love ~ Luther Vandross

Superstar ~ Will Downing

I’d Rather ~ Luther Vandross live at Radio City Music Hall

If Only For One Night ~ featuring Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson

Heart of A Hero ~ Luther Vandross and the Los Angeles Children’s Choir from the soundtrack to the Motion Picture Hero

Your Secret Love

Take You Out ~ featuring George Benson

Power of Love/Love Power ~ Luther Vandross

Flower’s bloomin’, mornin’ dew
And the beauty seems to say
It’s a pleasure when you treasure
All that’s new and true and gay

Glow of Love ~ Luther Vandross live at Radio City Music Hall

When I say goodbye it is never for long
‘Cause I know our love still lives on
It will be again exactly like it was
‘Cause I believe in the power of love

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    July 2, 2007

    am such a Luther fan, his song “by me a rose” is my personal best, you should listen to it.

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    July 3, 2007

    ..I am guessing you are as much a fan as I am 🙂

    …Now I just may not close the browser..:))