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Minnie Riperton

David Nathan, Blues & Soul, June 1979

2008 introduction:This interview was David's second face-to-face conversation with Minnie; at the time, she was dealing with health challenges – in 1976, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a mastectomy. One of the conditions for having the interview was that we wouldn't talk about her health but focus instead on her then-forthcoming album. She passed away on July 12 at the age of 31, just weeks after this interview had taken place at her then-manager's office in Los Angeles.

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