Monday, November 08, 2010

"Loving You" by Minnie Riperton

For all that it may have obscured her past successes and inhibited her future ones, Loving You still manages to serve as a superlative showcase for the numerous gifts of Minnie Riperton.

Released by Epic Records in January 1975 with The Edge of a Dream on its B-side, it was also included on her second album, 1974's Perfect Angel; the song hit #1 in the US, #2 in the UK, and was a crossover hit as well, attaining the #3 spot on the R&B chart.

She's shown here performing the song on Soul Train in 1974, introduced by the coolest cat around, Don Cornelius...
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1 comment:

tankmontreal said...

Another of her gifts was the hysterical Maya Rudolph, formerly of SNL. But of course you already knew that.