Luther Vandross - Nights In Harlem Lyrics




There's a party in Harlem, come on

I like to reminisce about that night we kissed
It was somewhere one night in Harlem
The nights were hot and bright
You could treat your honey right
Cuz Sylvia's would burn all night

The people there were really something
(You know that's right)
The music always kept us jumping
And it used to knock me down
When Smokey came to town
(And the miracles, please)
My favorite song was "Tears Of A Clown", oh yeah

There ain't nothing like them nights in Harlem
They really shake the funk up there
Tonight I'm gonna stomp in Harlem
And I'm gonna take my baby back
To the heart of Harlem

Big sister had a group
And they'd sit out on the stoop
And Lordy could they harmonize (Oh yeah)
My cousin Joe could blow
Just like the radio
And he used to drove them "B" girls wild

But when grandma started happy dancing
(Oh, she gon' break somethin')
She really turned the mother out
I like the way they do it up in Harlem
When there's a party up in Harlem
That's what it's all about

Ain't nothing like them nights in Harlem
They never fake the funk up there
I met my Cherie Amour in Harlem
And tonight I'm gonna take her back to the 'pollo

There's a party in Harlem
They say that all the stars will be there
Everyone is going to Harlem
Harlem is a party and everybody's going there

[Precise]
Follow me visually, cuz I usually be all around
Originallly everybody headed uptown
Finessing the fly way you crisin in your car
On the West Side to the highway, East Side D-R
And yes, we are about to set it
Forget it, I thought you knew
The Apollo is where I had to go with my crew
From BMW's to my daddy's Cadillac
He had the sunroof top wit the diamond in the back
Check the ambiance, the place a renaissance
Who frontin' nonchallant up in the restaurant
What you really really want, we grabbin by the clutch
Precise can flaunt with this and never too much
It's such a love flow, high but natural
The thug's a no-show, and drugs a no-no
The only thing that they was shootin' was pool
While Harlem nights was right, the party was cool

Nothing like them nights in Harlem
They really shake the funk up there
Tonight I'm gonna stomp in Harlem
I'm gonna take my baby back to the heart of Harlem

Nights in Harlem
They never fake the funk up there
I met my Cherie Amour in Harlem
Back to the Harlem Apollo

Nights in Harlem
They don't let you fake the funk up there
Tonight I'm gonna stomp in Harlem
I'm gonna take my honey
Back to the Harlem Apollow

Nights in Harlem
They really shake the funk up there
Tonight I'm gonna stomp in Harlem
I'm gonna take my baby
Back to the Harlem Apollo





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Luther Vandross Nights In Harlem Comments
  1. Mr.Classic

    If I Remember correctly Wasn't Luther Vandross Born in Harlem

  2. Marty Saunders

    Luther Vandross is missed on the real listen to every song by him helps you reminisce about the party and records you could listen to and have a good time

  3. Honest Erica

    Rip Luther 💖🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊

  4. 誠也川崎

    So funk!!!

  5. Randall Caldwell

    Nights in harlem....what can you say...."They really shake the funk up there"!

  6. TheJds1993

    Another hot jaming song from Luther

  7. KrnSniper01

    Thanks for the music video. I wish Youtube or the official Luther Vandross page had more music videos and live performances.

  8. Birgandy Taylor

    One of my favorites by Luther

  9. sheldon benton

    Can,t go wrong Luther & Harlem it doesn,t get any better much luv to both !!!

  10. mateo lopez

    if you had to explain what funk and soul music is about

  11. Régis FERNANDEZ

    J'adore ce morceaux!!!

  12. Cwm368

    3:09 first time I heard Luther employ that vocal technique. Lol...

  13. Mundia Kamau

    Um um um, one of my favourite Luther Vandross tracks. Sweet. Love the way this track is also quite heavy on Black consciousness.

  14. laurent sachot

    une voix et un style incomparables

  15. Lee Campbell

    thank you Luther

  16. Juila Emery

    love my Luther😙😙😙