Maya Rudolph sat down with uDiscover to reflect on her mother, Minnie Riperton's remarkable career and the deluxe reissue of her album 'Perfect Angel'.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain high points in her career.
The Chicago-born songbird's years of paying dues were rewarded with a hit single that travelled far and wide.
The track opened Minnie's debut album 'Come To My Garden,' released on the GRT label in November 1970.
The Chess label more than held its own against the likes of Motown and Stax – as this run-down of the 10 best Chess soul records of all time shows.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
A deluxe edition of soul singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton's Perfect Angel album, which contained 'Lovin' You,' will be released by UMG on 1 December 2017.
Ware also wrote for many of the leading names in the R&B world, including the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones, and made many fine records in his own name.
The Chess archives are being mined again on the new 42-track compilation Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives.
uDiscover salutes Minnie Riperton, nearly 38 years since we lost the deeply soulful singer and songwriter who was about so much more than just 'Lovin' You.'
The vital presence of women of soul in the history of R&B, from Nina Simone to Jessie Ware, is commemorated in the new UMC compilation ‘Soul Sisters.’