Friday, February 22, 2008

Old School Friday #1

Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my classic R&B I had to sign up to join. If you want to join in the Old School Fun then go HERE for the guidelines.

So here is my contribution to Old School Friday - Minnie Ripperton! Enjoy!

Background information: Minnie Ripperton
The tragic 1979 death of 31-year-old Minnie Riperton silenced one of soul music's most unique and unforgettable voices -- blessed with an angelic five-octave vocal range, she scored her greatest commercial success with the chart-topping pop ballad "Lovin' You." Riperton was born in Chicago on November 8, 1947. diagnosed with breast cancer, she underwent a mastectomy in 1976, later becoming a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and earning a Society Courage Award from then-President Jimmy Carter. Riperton continued performing despite her declining condition, with 1979's Minnie the final record completed during her lifetime -- she died in L.A. on July 12 of that year.

For more information on Minnie Ripperton go HERE.
Peace & Love,

17 People Saying Something!

Cassandra 22 February, 2008 08:03

Regina, OH MY!!! I love Minnie!!

She was a very gifted artist and it is sad to think what she may have accomplished.

I loe your spot!!

MsMarvalus 22 February, 2008 08:05

Ms. Regina...this is a great one!

MrsGrapevine 22 February, 2008 09:14

Yes, and she has a famous daughter that we know as Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Line, who is also a gifted singer.

I love Minnie Ripperton, thanks for taking me right down memory lane.

MrsGrapevine 22 February, 2008 09:16

I said all that to say, listen to the last words of the song, "Maya, Maya, Maya"

So this particular performance is dedicated to her (Maya Rudolph). How sweet to have this memory of your mom!

Rosemarie 22 February, 2008 10:20

I wrote a post with her video last year for Valentine's Day. Girl if this isn't old school. Love it! :D

Did you know about her daughter Maya Rudolph from SNL?

Oh, and my husband and I watch "Everybody Loves Raymond" reruns and Ray was singing that song to his wife. Too funny!

Have a great weekend!

Rosemarie 22 February, 2008 11:41

I participated! Come check it out.

Quick 22 February, 2008 12:55

this is a classic! So many artists have sampled this song-


This is an absolutely beautiful song. I remember listening to my dad play his bass guitar to Minnie Ripperton music when I was growing up.

Great video Regina.


shae-shae 22 February, 2008 18:09

I love Minnie. You go girl! My mother could sing just like her. You just brought back mad memories. :o)

Lisa C 22 February, 2008 19:30

Simply Beautiful! I used to chase everyone in my house away trying to sing this song...LOL!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!


I love Minnie, but then who didn't. This was a beautiful song!

Mimi 22 February, 2008 19:37

My mom loves Minnie! This is a really neat meme.
BTW: I tagged you in a meme. You can participate if you wanna!

Sharon Brumfield 22 February, 2008 21:22

I have heard that song before.
Didn't know she sang it.

Pastor Lisa 22 February, 2008 22:29

Good memories unfold when I hear Minnie sing. Thanks for the jog down memory lane. Proud to be Old School!


Sorry. Look please here

Kreative Talk 23 February, 2008 07:58

I love this song! Good choice! I can't until next week to see what everyone comes up with!

Sojourner's Place 27 February, 2008 00:06

The voice of an angel will never die! Minnie always makes you smile!

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