Remembering Minnie Riperton

The phenomenal Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph (Born: November 8, 1947 — Died: July 12, 1979)

1974 Album

She burst onto the music scene in the summer of 1974 with her hit album Perfect Angel. We had never heard such a voice. A breathtaking five-octave coloratura soprano range which she used and navigated so effortlessly and elegantly. We adored her immediately and embraced the timely compositions she and her husband Richard Rudolph created as a team. Listening to her today, 40 years after she died tragically of breast cancer at the age of 31, it’s safe to say that Minnie Riperton was a rare talent and we were blessed that she chose to share her extraordinary gift with us.

Give Me Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERIpAwxyhY

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Aundra Willis Carrasco

Aundra Willis Carrasco

Freelance Writer, Essayist, Blogger, Curious Social Observer. E-Mail me at: aundra.willis@gmail.com or visit https://aundrawilliscarrasco.com

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