Mary J makes every performance memorable

 

I have admired Mary J Blige for a while for good reasons. There is no denying her vocal chops. She may not have the most flashy uber octave range but for my money, she has the most honest and pure vocal performance of any artist working today. Mary J is an accomplished solo artist with quite a few duets where her interpretive mastery manages to elevate the song and her duet partner’s performance, resulting in a transcendent overall performance. I have chosen two of my favorite duets for this article. Please share your favorites in the comment section below.

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George Michael, Mary J. Blige – As (Official 4K Video)

George Michael and Mary J Blige
Lyrics As Around The Sun The Earth Know She’s Revolving And the rosebuds know to bloom in early may Just as hate knows love’s the cure You can rest your mind assured that I’ll be loving you always As now can’t reveal the mystery of tomorrow But in passing will grow older everyday Just as all that’s born is new You know what I say is true That I’ll be loving you always Until the rainbow burns the stars out of the sky Until the ocean covers every mountain high Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4 Until the day that is the day that are no more Did you know that true love asks for nothing Her acceptance is the way we pay Did you know that life has given love a guarantee To last through forever and another day As today I know I’m living but tomorrow Could make me the past But that I mustn’t fear I know deep in my mind The love of me I’ve left behind Cause I’ll be loving you always Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky Until the ocean covers every mountain high Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream Until the day is night and night becomes the day Until the trees and seas just up and fly away Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4 Until the day that is the day that are no more Did you know that true love asks for nothing? Her acceptance is the way we pay Did you know that life has given love a guarantee To last through forever and another day As around the sun, the earth knows she’s revolving And the rosebuds know to bloom in early may For now, I know deep in my mind The love of me I’ve left behind Cause I’ll be loving you always. Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky Until the ocean covers every mountain high Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream Until the day is night and night becomes the day Until the trees and seas just up and fly away Until the day that 8 times 8 time 8 is 4 Until the day that is the day that is no more
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Stevie Wonder – As – Live In The Studio 1976
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Stevie Wonder – As – Live In The Studio 1976

Filmed around the time of making Songs In The Key Of Life, this rare footage of Stevie Wonder’s much-loved song “As” captures the spirit of love and what this song is all about. I re-synced the soundtrack as the original was skipping all over the place. Enjoy! Copyright Jobete Music Co Inc. & Black Bull Music Inc
Music in this video Song As (Album Version) Artist Stevie Wonder Writers Stevie Wonder Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Motown); UMPI, LatinAutorPerf, SOLAR Music Rights Management, Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA, ASCAP, LatinAutor – SonyATV, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and 11 Music Rights Societies

MARY J BLIGE ~ Never Too Much

Music in this video Song Never Too Much Artist Mary J. Blige Writers Luther Vandross Licensed to YouTube by SME (on behalf of J Records); LatinAutor – SonyATV, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA, LatinAutorPerf, and 3 Music Rights Societies

Luther Vandross – Never Too Much (Official Video)

  Official music video for “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross Listen to your favorite Luther Vandross songs: https://luthervandross.lnk.to/listenYD In 1982, Luther Vandross would release his debut album, Never Too Much. the title track would go on to be a Billboard Hit and standard for Vandross. Watch the official music video now. Luther Vandross was a musical master whose style has influenced an entire generation of today’s vocalists. His distinctive brand of satin smooth vocal magic moved international audiences and continues to touch people to this day. For almost 25 years, from 1981 to 2005, Luther Vandross dominated the American R&B music charts like no other artist before or since. In that span he released eight #1 R&B albums, seven #1 R&B singles, and another five Top 20 R&B singles. He achieved crossover status with eight Billboard Top 10 albums, including reaching #1 with 2003’s Dance With My Father; and another five Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles.