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

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!

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Music in this video
Song
As (Album Version)
Artist
Stevie Wonder
Writers
Stevie Wonder
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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.