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Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton

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Minnie Riperton (1977)

Interview by Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, April 1977

The trilling songthrush talks about playing Las Vegas; about live arrangements; about her collaborators; her stage background; on relationships and self-awareness; on songwriting, and at some length on her struggle with breast cancer, and winning the American Cancer Society's Courage Award.

File format: mp3; file size: 42.1mb, interview length: 44' 54" sound quality: ***

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Minnie Riperton: S'Wonderlove

Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 10 October 1974

LOS ANGELES – Along with many of the stars and hopefuls at Chicago's 1971 Black Expo, Minnie Riperton waited patiently backstage to approach the blind ...

Herbie Hancock, Minnie Riperton: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 12 October 1974

Coarse Hancock ...

Minnie Riperton: From a whisper to a scream

Profile by Giovanni Dadomo, Record Mirror, 26 October 1974

WHEN A RECORD company brings the release date of an album forward by almost three months it's a sure sign that the artist involved is ...

Minnie Riperton: Following The Perfect Angel... Minnie's adventures in paradise

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Record Mirror, 15 February 1975

IT'S A WARM and very happy voice that reaches across the Big Puddle from a warm California afternoon to a decidedly chilly London evening. ...

Minnie Riperton

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 12 April 1975

MINNIE RIPERTON is as fizzy as a soda bottle shaken on a hot summer day. Life, it is reassuring to know, can be enjoyed even ...

Minnie Riperton: Perfect Angel In Flight

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 12 April 1975

As Minnie Riperton hits No. 1 in America Penny Valentine reports from New York ...

Minnie Riperton: Adventures In Paradise (Epic EPC 80803) (49:00)

Review by Robin Katz, Sounds, 7 June 1975

Minnie: rather less than angelic ...

Feminism Is, Uh, Like Skinning Cats...

Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 4 June 1977

...or something like that, so it says here, in this double-date interview with Mss MINNIE RIPERTON and MILLIE JACKSON ...

Minnie Riperton: 'Minnie Bird', The 5 - Octave Soprano Is Back

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 30 August 1977

MINNIE RIPERTON'S press bio reads: "The lady with the five and a half-octave coloratura soprano voice is a star". Without taking away from her talent ...

Minnie Riperton: How Minnie's cooking tempted Stevie Wonder

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 19 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 ...

Van McCoy, Minnie Riperton Cut Down in Their Prime

Obituary by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 21 July 1979

WHEN LOWELL George died, a kind of half-hearted black joke about 'the season starting' was popular on many lips. In the brief space since his ...

Minnie Riperton: Minnie (Capitol) ****

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 4 August 1979

THIS WAS going to be a happy, triumphant comeback album... ...

Minnie Riperton: 10 of the best tracks

Guide by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 29 June 2016

She had a five-octave vocal range, inspired Stevie Wonder and gave birth to Maya Rudolph – the tragedy is that this huge musical talent died ...


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