Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton was a musical genius, a jazz-funk, ultra-cool diva who scored a mega-hit in the 70s with her whimsical little song Lovin You, and died soon after, tragically young.
I am a devotee of her 1975 album Adventures in Paradise, a wonderfully sexy album vaguely reminiscent of Roberta Flack, though considerably more funky. I am also intrigued by the lyrics of the songs, as they seem to be espousing some kind of feel-good New Thought philosophy which I can instantly recognise.
Ms. Riperton had soul - I recommend you download some of her albums on iTunes right now!

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