FIRST TIME CD RELEASE FOR RARE SESSIONS FEATURING LUTHER VANDROSS Recorded jointly in Germany and the USA, Mascara were the creation of soul legend and Mafia club DJ Chris Hill. A mysterious album See You In L.A features lead vocalists never credited on the original 1979 LP sleeve, one in particular at a pivotal time in his career, Luther Vandross. The vocalists for Mascara are Ula Hedwig, David Lasley, and the aforementioned Luther . Ula was a former member of The Harlettes with Sharon Redd and Charlotte Crosley who used to support Bette Middler. David Lasley was also a supporting singer for Bette Midler, and later Luther Vandross, David Lasley s prolific career as songwriter alone spans more than 30 years. He is best-known as a composer for the hundreds of songs he has written recorded by the likes of Anita Baker ("You Bring Me Joy"), Boz Scaggs ("JoJo"), He sang backgrounds on numerous classic disco hits for acts including Chic ("Everybody Dance", "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love"), Sister Sledge s ("We Are Family", "He s The Greatest Dancer") and together with Luther for Odyssey on "Native New Yorker". Luther himself came onboard for the Mascara project having just come off the road singing backgrounds on David Bowie s Young Americans tour and was about to embark on a solo career that would win him worldwide acclaim and platinum album sales.