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Saturday, 24 October 2009

LOVIN' YOU




"Lovin' You" is a 1975 hit single by Minnie Riperton. The song became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 5,1975, #2 in the UK, and #3 on the R&B charts in the US. The song is especially noteworthy due to the unusually high pitches that Riperton reaches during the song. One year after the song's release, Riperton was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She died on July 12, 1979. It was the fourth single from the album Perfect Angel (1974).

The song is notable for Riperton's use of the whistle register. While it is believed that "Lovin' You" was the first song to reach number one without the help of a percussion instrument, "Yesterday" by The Beatles accomplished this feat ten years earlier. According to the liner notes from Riperton's compilation CD Petals, the melody for "Lovin' You" was created as a distraction for her daughter (Maya Rudolph) when she was a baby so that Minnie and her husband Richard could hang out. Maya was in the studio with her mother on the day the song was recorded and Riperton can be heard singing her daughter's name at the end of the song.

When it comes to my relationship with Noel, I am ALWAYS in an affectionate mood; and with this being our anniversary weekend, I find myself swept up by the romantic feelings and fascinations I felt when we connect on this day 2 years ago. Most days I can’t believe that he actually here with me and this song makes me realize that HIS LOVE is deep AND constant.

16 comments:

  1. I can remember this song playing on the radio way back in the day. Minnie had a beautiful voice.

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  2. Being in love is a wonderful thing! Congratulations on your anniversary. Here's to many many more!!

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  3. CHET - YEAH SHE DID...

    ACHILLES - IT SO IS...THANK YOU SO MUCH...

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  4. Thanks for the info about Minnie - did not know this. And congrats on the anniversary - may you have many more!

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  5. SCOTT747 - YOU ARE WELCOME, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WENT ON IN HER EITHER SO I LEARNED A FEW THINGS MYSELF...THANK YOU...I INTEND ON DOING JUST THAT!

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  6. Love this song and "les fleur", love your hat by the way, and love to say happy anniversary to a cute couple!

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  7. Congratulations on the anniversary!

    I remember first hearing this song at 15, and just closing my eyes to let her voice carry me away. I LOVE Minnie Ripperton!

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  8. Gayte-keeper! This is a lovely post! Ripperton has always been a favorite of mine! If you're not familiar with her Inside Your Love jam, go check it out now! But, I often get so confused - and I know I'm dating myself - but I was OUT of high school when she died, but I CLEARLY remember sitting in Jr. high school study hall passing around a magazine that her husband wrote detailing her struggle with cancer. The fans were wondering WHAT was going on with Minnie, and then her husband wrote this article. We were sitting in school just BOO-HOOing with our heads down on the desk. Seems funny now!

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  9. BEFORE THERE WAS SINGERS LIKE TWEET,TEEDRA MOSES THERE WAS THIS WOMAN WITH KILLA PIPES AND BEAUTY BEYOND WORDS...MINNIE IS THE SHIT...I REMEMBER HEARING THIS SONG A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO...BUT I ACTUALLY FELL IN WITH HER MUSIC WHEN I HEARD "BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE"...WHAT VOCALS.
    R.I.P MINNIE RIPERTON!!!

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  10. COREY - SHE WAS ONE IN A MILLION...I HAD NO IDEA SHE HAD PASSED...

    ZION`OLOGY - WHAT VOCALS INDEED...

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  11. Minnie the original double cc note range sista of course along with Betty Wright and contemporaries Mariah, Chante Moore, Shanice, Rachelle Farelle very few sistas can make that note with ease.

    She indeed left her mark.

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  12. GLBTQ - SHE CERTAINLY LEFT A MARK ON ME...

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOICE...

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