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Luther Vandross

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At 50, this bedroom-soul vet aims to stir the hearts and loins of listeners courted by a younger generation of sexually forward R&B stars. But the slim-again Vandross doesn’t need to rely on expletives to stimulate a response. Armed with G-rated ballads (”You make me wanna do grown thangs with you” is as risque as it gets) and a bevy of hot producers who step aside to let the man do his thang, Vandross and his caramel-smooth croon could spark yet another baby boom.

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