It’s a mellow kind of day today, so Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You”couldn’t fit any better.
“Minnie Julia Riperton was an American singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves, and her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in the summer of 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph.“Lovin’ You” is a 1975 hit single and is especially noteworthy due to the unusually high pitches that Riperton reaches during the song. It is also noteworthy for the sound of the chirping songbirds that are heard throughout the song, which Riperton phonates by use of the whistle register.”
Unfortunately Minnie Riperton died from breast cancer when she was only 31 years old, but her unique voice will forever stay with us.
Spring is here and you know it’s a season of romance..so our throwback jam for today is D’Angelo’s“Untitled (How Does It Feel).” The song is off the singer’s album “Voodoo” that was released back in 2000 and initially was composed as a tribute to Prince.
As for the video…well, it definitely helped D’Angelo to establish himself as a sex icon for years ahead.
What’s you favorite D’Angelo’s song?
Are you ready for our throwback jam today? Let’s go..
“Nice & Smooth was an East Coast hip hop duo from New York that consists of Greg Nice (Greg Mays) and Smooth B (Daryl Barnes). The duo released four albums from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. Their first collaborate appearance was on the song, “Pimpin Ain’t Easy” by Big Daddy Kane. Their biggest radio fame came from “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow…,” from the group’s second album, Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed, released in 1991. The song was a moderately somber rhyme with introspective lines about poverty, AIDS, and drugs.”
This our mood for this week…and we hope you will appreciate this one.
“Mint Condition is an R&B band from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Formed in the late 1980s, its original members were Stokley Williams, Ricky Kinchen, Homer O’Dell, Larry Waddell, Keri Lewis, and Jeffrey Allen. Currently, this line-up remains intact, with the exception of Lewis, who left the group to produce for other artists. The group is well known for its highly diverse musical style (able to play anything from traditional jazz stylings to mainstream R&B and rock-based music to funk grooves and even Latin and Jamaican-based rhythms) and also its captivating live performances. “
Remember this song? Perfect throwback jam for the upcoming Valentine’s day!
“Case Woodard, stage name Case (born 1975) is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.Case’s solo career took off in 1996 with the release of “Touch Me, Tease Me” (with rapper Foxy Brown and R&B singer Mary J. Blige) from The Nutty Professor soundtrack, going gold and reaching #4 on the R&B charts and #14 on the Hot 100. His self-titled debut Case soon followed along.”