Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You (Official Video)

Lovin’ You (1975)

Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph also recorded under the name of Andrea Davis.

As Minnie Riperton she had a massive number one hit with Lovin’ You. She had an amazing voice which reached an almighty high register – take a listen on Lovin’ You. Sadly she died of cancer in 1979, apparently listening to a recording made just for her by Stevie Wonder.

A short and tragic life.

She started out in a backing group for Chess – The Gems.

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