SoulTracks Lost Gem: When Luther Vandross took on an early soul classic

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    In his incredible career, the late, great Luther Vandross, won lots and lots of accolades. He was one of those rare artists who was not only a fantastic songwriter and producer, but was an amazing interpreter of the songs of others.

    And in 1996, on the final song of his Secret Love album, Luther took on a classic from iconic doo wop act Little Anthony and the Imperials, the former chart-topper "Goin' Out of My Head." The Teddy Randazzo song received a urban adult contemporary sheen and, of course, a sensitive, powerful vocal performance by LV. 

    This is a song that Vandross's record label later identified as one of his "Hidden" songs, but it isn't hidden for us. Check out "Goin' Out of My Head," our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem.

    By Chris Rizik

    In his incredible career, the late, great Luther Vandross, won lots and lots of accolades. He was one of those rare artists who was not only a fantastic songwriter and producer, but was an amazing interpreter of the songs of others.

    And in 1996, on the final song of his Secret Love album, Luther took on a classic from iconic doo wop act Little Anthony and the Imperials, the former chart-topper "Goin' Out of My Head." The Teddy Randazzo song received a urban adult contemporary sheen and, of course, a sensitive, powerful vocal performance by LV. 

    This is a song that Vandross's record label later identified as one of his "Hidden" songs, but it isn't hidden for us. Check out "Goin' Out of My Head," our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem.

    By Chris Rizik

     
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