A Song Bird that leaves a rich history of musical talent. The ONLY artists that could hit 5 to 6 octavies!!! Come into my Garden was 1 of my favorites but I have researched many more I never heard. Share your love for the Great Minnie Ripreton!!!
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Born Minnie Julia Riperton on November 8, 1947, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Daniel and Thelma Riperton; died on July 12, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA; married Richard Rudolph (a songwriter and producer); children: Maya and Marc. Memberships: National Education Chairwoman, American Cancer Society.
Presented with the American Cancer Society's Courage Award by President Jimmy Carter, 1977; honored posthumously with Communicator With A Conscience Award, The Rod McGrew Scholarship Fund, 1979.
•With Rotary Connection •Rotary Connection, 1967. •Aladdin, 1968. •Peace, 1968. •Dinner Music, 1969. •Songs, 1969. •Texas International Pop Festival (live), 1969. •Hey Love, 1971. •As solo artist •Come to My Garden, GRT, 1971. •Perfect Angel, Capitol, 1974. •Adventures in Paradise, Epic, 1975. •Stay in Love, Epic, 1977. •Minnie, Capitol, 1979. •Love Lives Forever, Capitol, 1980. •The Best of Minnie Riperton, Capitol, 1981. •Capitol Gold: The Best of Minnie Riperton, Capitol, 1993. •Perfect Kiss, 1993. •Her Chess Years (50th Anniversary Collection), Chess, 1997. •Super Now, 1998. •Free Soul, Capitol, 1999. •Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection, The Right Stuff, 2001.
•Jet, July 19, 1999, p. 54. •New Crisis, September/October 2001, p. 58. •Right On, September 1980. Online •All Music Guide, http://www.allmusic.com (September 24, 2001). •Black World Today, http://www.tbwt.com (October 2, 2001). •Minnie Riperton Homepage, http://www.minnieriperton.com (October 2, 2001). •Minnie Riperton Legacy Preservation Society, http://www.mrlps.org (October 2, 2001). Other •Additional information was provided by Right Stuff publicity materials and liner notes from Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection.