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Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton
Born: Nov 8, 1947 in Chicago, IL
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Died: Jul 12, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock, Other
Biography: The tragic 1979 death of 31-year-old Minnie Riperton silenced one of soul music's most unique and unforgettable voices -- blessed with an angelic five-octave vocal range, she scored her greatest commercial success with the chart-topping pop ballad "Lovin' You." Riperton was born in Chicago on November ...Read full biography
Perfect Angel
Released: 1974
Label: Micro Werks
Critics' Rating:
The best Minnie Riperton album, and still the closest she came to stardom. Stevie Wonder chipped in on drums, keyboards, and other instruments, and also wrote several tracks. "Reasons" was her finest uptempo ...Read full review
Come to My Garden [Castle]
Released: 1970
Label: Sequel
Critics' Rating:
Minnie Riperton's solo debut is in many respects her finest hour -- devoid of the overly syrupy production that hampers her later work, Come to My Garden instead couches her miraculous voice in the elegant ...Read full review
More Minnie Riperton albums: Main Albums (8), Compilations (24), Singles & EPs (1)
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