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Performer: Minnie Riperton
Genre: Funk
Title: Minnie
Country: US
Released: 1979
Style: Soul
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Minnie is the fifth and final studio album by American R&B/jazz singer Minnie Riperton. With a new record deal under her belt and a guarantee from the label of priority marketing and promotion, Minnie went right to work on what would be her final album.

Minnie is the fifth and final studio album (not counting a posthumous release the following year) by Minnie Riperton. She died of cancer two months after its release. With a new record deal under her belt and a guarantee from the label of priority marketing/promotion, Minnie went right to work on what would be her final album. With husband Richard Rudolph, Keni St. Lewis, Gene Dozier, Randy Waldman, Marlo Henderson & Bill Thedford contributing songs, the album served as Minnie's final statement to the music world and fans.

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Minnie Riperton (Nov 8, 1947 - Jul 12, 1979) was an American singer who is best remembered for her 1974 hit ballad, Lovin' You. The tragic 1979 death of 31-year-old 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.

The album consists of the hits like "Perfect Angel", "Lovin' You", "Inside My Love", and "Adventures in Paradise". Also included, her last two released singles "Here We Go" from the album Love Lives Forever and "You Take My Breath Away" (both from the album Love Lives Forever).

Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979), was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single Lovin' You and her five-octave coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the Queen of the whistle register. On April 5, 1975, Riperton reached the apex of her career with her No. 1 single Lovin' You. The single was the last release from her 1974 gold album titled Perfect Angel. In January 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and, in April, she underwent a radical mastectomy.

Although her 1979 death at 31 still reverberates through pop and R&B, Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection is one of the first sets to successfully celebrate the joy, sensuality and wonder inherent in Minnie Riperton's music. This two-CD set has 34 tracks spanning the years 1966-1979. Unlike other compilations this culls work from all of her styles, including the cutesy but derivative R&B/pop she recorded under the name Andrea Davis. The collection also includes tracks from her stint with the often ho-hum, rock/R&B group Rotary Connection

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A1 Memory Lane
Backing Vocals – Bili Thedford, Dani McCormick, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyGuitar – Phil UpchurchWritten-By – Keni St. Lewis
A2 Lover And Friend
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Stevie WonderDrums, Synthesizer [Synthesized Bass], Piano [Acoustic Piano], Clavinet, Celesta [Celeste] – El Toro NegroHorns – Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, "Seawind Horns"*Trombone – Bill Reichenbach Written-By – Gene Dozier, Keni St. Lewis
A3 Return To Forever
Acoustic Guitar – Oscar Castro Neves*Cymbal – Claudio Sloan*Horns – David Duke, Richard Perrissi*, Vince DeRosa*Percussion – Steve FormanPiano – Victor FeldmanViolin, Soloist – Jerry Vinci*Written-By – Randy Waldman
A4 Dancin' & Actin' Crazy
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Randy WaldmanBacking Vocals – Dali Shelby, Sandra Riperton Brewer, Sidney BarnesDrums – Alex Acuna*, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler*Guitar [Funky Guitar] – Art PhillipsHorns – Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, "Seawind Horns"*Piano, Synthesizer [Synthesized Bass] – Randy WaldmanTrombone – Bill Reichenbach Written-By – Randy Waldman
B1 Love Hurts
Backing Vocals – Bili Thedford, Dani McCormick, Venetta FieldsKeyboards [Mini Moog] – Randy WaldmanWritten-By – Marlo Henderson
B2 Never Existed Before
Acoustic Guitar – Oscar Castro Neves*Bass – David HungateDrums – Claudio Sloan*Electric Guitar – Mitch HolderFlute – Buddy Collette, Jerome Richardson, Sheridan Stokes*, Bill Green*Flute, Soloist – Hubert LawsPercussion – Steve FormanWritten-By – Bili Thedford
B3 I'm A Woman
Electric Guitar – Marlo HendersonFlute – Buddy Collette, Jerome Richardson, Tom ScottSynthesizer – Jeremy Lubbock, Randy WaldmanWritten-By – Bili Thedford
B4 Light My Fire
Electric Guitar – Marlo HendersonFlute – Buddy Collette, Jerome Richardson, Tom ScottFlute, Soloist – Hubert LawsPercussion – Master Henry Gibson*Piano [Acoustic Piano] – Jeremy LubbockVocals [Featuring] – Jose Feliciano*Written-By – The Doors


  • Art Direction – Roy Kohara
  • Backing Vocals – Minnie Riperton (tracks: A1, A4, B1)
  • Bass – Abe Laboriel* (tracks: B1, B3, B4)
  • Concept By, Conductor – Jeremy Lubbock
  • Design – Art Sims
  • Drums – Harvey Mason (tracks: A1, B1, B3, B4)
  • Electric Guitar – Mitch Holder (tracks: B1, B3, B4)
  • Electric Piano – Jeremy Lubbock (tracks: A1, B1, B2), Randy Waldman (tracks: B1, B3, B4)
  • Management – Connie Pappas, Dennis Turner , Ken Fritz
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed By – Henry Lewy, Dick Rudolph*, Steve Katz
  • Other [Agent] – Peter Sheils
  • Other [Hair, Wardrobe] – Crystal Saunders
  • Other [Make Up] – Franklyn Walsh
  • Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: B1, B3, B4)
  • Photography By – Charles William Bush
  • Producer – Henry Lewy, Minnie Riperton, Dick Rudolph*
  • Recorded By – Henry Lewy, Steve Katz
  • Vibraphone [Vibes] – Victor Feldman (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
  • Written-By – Minnie Riperton (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B3), Dick Rudolph* (tracks: A1 to B3)


Issued with printed lyric sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SO-11936 Minnie Riperton Minnie ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records SO-11936 US 1979
FA 3027 Minnie Riperton Minnie ‎(LP, Album) Fame, Capitol Records FA 3027 UK Unknown
TC-FA 3027 Minnie Riperton Minnie ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Fame, Capitol Records TC-FA 3027 UK Unknown
ST-476 Minnie Riperton Minnie ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-476 Venezuela 1980
TOCP-53196 Minnie Riperton Minnie ‎(CD, Album, RM) Capitol Records TOCP-53196 Japan 2001