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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Minnie Riperton died of Breast Cancer at only 31 years of age. I had no idea..

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
^Loving You

I really *Heart this song.

Born November 8, 1947
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Died July 12, 1979 (aged 31)
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Born November 8, 1947
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In January 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy.[3] By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized and she was given about six months to live. Despite the grim prognosis, she continued recording and touring. She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis, but did not disclose she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. She died at age 31 on July 12, 1979.[3][4]

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject:

It's sad that she died young, but that song got so overplayed back in the day that mere thought of it is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. I think I'd rather listen to Feelings.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject:

Or Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy? Lol
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Reading those words literally made me shudder. Thank God I'm a country boy. Ayeeeeee.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Minnie Riperton died of Breast Cancer at only 31 years of age. I had no idea..

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
^Loving You

I really *Heart this song.

Born November 8, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died July 12, 1979 (aged 31)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Born November 8, 1947
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Died July 12, 1979 (aged 31)
Los Angeles, California, United States
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In January 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy.[3] By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized and she was given about six months to live. Despite the grim prognosis, she continued recording and touring. She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis, but did not disclose she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. She died at age 31 on July 12, 1979.[3][4]

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton



Minnie was an incredible Pop singer with a beautiful voice that legitimately spanned 4 octaves. That her signature song was "Loving you" is a shame in that she did some great stuff including a duet album with Peabo Bryson.

IMO, her most haunting song was recorded as she knew that she knew that she was dying of breast cancer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARlmwXR-Xpo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Old news bro.

Loving You is an R&B classic. Nothing shameful about it. There might be three people on earth who could improve on her vocal performance of that song.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject:

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Old news bro.

Loving You is an R&B classic. Nothing shameful about it. There might be three people on earth who could improve on her vocal performance of that song.


Man, the song was banal and she did nothing to make it less so. There are a great deal of Jazz singers who could have made it special. Billie would have torn it up into bits and killed it. I'd love to see how someone like Amy Winehouse would have done it. Or Lauryn Hill.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject:

kray28_ wrote:
Old news bro.

Loving You is an R&B classic. Nothing shameful about it. There might be three people on earth who could improve on her vocal performance of that song.


I didn't even know she was dead. Tonight was when I saw it on that wiki page. I am a white boy who raised on country in rural oreegone only knew of her because of this song I so appreciate.

I will check that other tune in morning. . Out of it today.. 2hrs workout and steam room and jacuzzi whew!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:25 am    Post subject:

Maybe in time the song won't be the biggest part of Riperton's legacy. She also gave us Maya Rudolph.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject:

KobeBryantCliffordBrown wrote:
kray28_ wrote:
Old news bro.

Loving You is an R&B classic. Nothing shameful about it. There might be three people on earth who could improve on her vocal performance of that song.


Man, the song was banal and she did nothing to make it less so. There are a great deal of Jazz singers who could have made it special. Billie would have torn it up into bits and killed it. I'd love to see how someone like Amy Winehouse would have done it. Or Lauryn Hill.




Stomp on her grave some more.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject:

Hey trey, in case you missed it, we also landed on the moon...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject:

Gwyn wrote:
KobeBryantCliffordBrown wrote:
kray28_ wrote:
Old news bro.

Loving You is an R&B classic. Nothing shameful about it. There might be three people on earth who could improve on her vocal performance of that song.


Man, the song was banal and she did nothing to make it less so. There are a great deal of Jazz singers who could have made it special. Billie would have torn it up into bits and killed it. I'd love to see how someone like Amy Winehouse would have done it. Or Lauryn Hill.




Stomp on her grave some more.


Not my intent at all. I love her as a pop singer. I love some of her work. It's just that that song being her signature song is as grating as the fact that for the general public Louis Armstrong, who completely, utterly and dominantly transformed American musicianship and American singing forever, is most well known for "What a Wonderful World."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject:

lol
almost 2 years to the date that I posted this... or was it Trey

Spread the love all
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:18 am    Post subject:

2?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Hey trey, in case you missed it, we also landed on the moon...



You mean ContagiousInspiration was Trey?!?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:28 am    Post subject:

Is she still dead?
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