Minnie Riperton  

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Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8 1947July 12 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single "Lovin' You". Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate varied instrumentation.



GRT Records: 1969-1970 Epic Records: 1974-1977 Capitol Records: 1979-1980

Studio Albums


  • 1981: Best Of...Hits, Live & Then Some
  • 1993: Capitol Gold: The Best Of Minnie Riperton
  • 1997: Her Chess Years
  • 2001: Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection
  • 2001: Les Fleurs: The Minnie Riperton Anthology


  • 1974: "Reasons"
  • 1974: "Seeing You This Way"
  • 1975: "Lovin' You"
  • 1975: "Inside My Love"
  • 1975: "When It Comes Down To It"
  • 1976: "Simple Things"
  • 1976: "Adventures In Paradise"
  • 1977: "Stick Together"
  • 1977: "Can You Feel What I'm Saying"
  • 1977: "Young, Willing, & Able"
  • 1979: "Memory Lane"
  • 1979: "Lover And Friend"
  • 1980: "Here We Go"
  • 1981: "Give Me Time"

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