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BiographyMinnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 - July 12, 1979) was a soul singer from Chicago, Illinois, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single "Lovin' You". Having possessed a rare five octave vocal range, she is reputed by some to be unequaled vocally, largely due to her abilities to imitate instrumentation and even birds, even by current contemporaries. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton [Mar 2006]
Les Fleurs - Minnie Ripperton Anthology [Amazon US]
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun 2. Reasons 3. Every Time He Comes Around 4. Young Willing And Able 5. Inside My Love 6. Memory Lane 7. Love Hurts 8. Here We Go 9. You Take My Breath Away 10. Strange Affair 11. Take A Little Trip 12. Im A Woman 13. Lovin You 14. Les Fleur 15. Light My Fire
4Hero - Creating Patterns [Amazon US]
Fourth full length from the amazing London Acid Jazz / Nu-Soul / Down-tempo act. Includes the beautiful first single 'Les Fleur'on which Carina Anderson reworks Minnie Ripperton's vocal against a 16 piece string and brass section. It is truly an unbelievable and gorgeous version. All you Jazz heads must hear it to believe it. Stunning. Other highlights include Jill Scott lending her vocal talents on 'Another Day' which could have easily fit on her debut album. Ursula Rucker contributes vocals to 'Time'.
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