Luther

Members of Luther: Anthony Hinton, Christine Wiltshire, Diane Sumler, Luther Vandross, Theresa V. Reed

Discography of Luther:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 This Close To You 9 Audio 1977 Cotillion
2 At Christmas Time / May Christmas Bring You Happiness 2 Audio 1976 Atlantic
3 It's Good For The Soul 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
4 It's Good For The Soul 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
5 Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me) / The 2nd Time Around 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
6 It's Good For The Soul Pt. 1 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
7 Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me) / The 2nd Time Around 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
8 This Close To You 9 Audio 1977 Cotillion
9 Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me) / The 2nd Time Around 2 Audio 1976 Cotillion
10 This Close To You 9 Audio 1977 Cotillion


Before his breakthrough, Vandross was part of a singing quintet in the late '70s, consisting former Shades of Jade members Anthony Hinton and Diane Sumler, Theresa V. Reed, and Christine Wiltshire, also called Luther, signed to Cotillion Records. Although the singles "It's Good for the Soul", "Funky Music (Is a Part of Me)", and "The Second Time Around" were relatively successful, their two albums, the self-titled Luther (1976) and This Close to You (1977), didn't sell enough to make the charts. Vandross bought back the rights to these albums after the record label dropped the group, preventing their later re-release.


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