"The love I need to make my spirit WHOLE....."
"Take a little trip thru your mind & explore........"
"Every day of my life, is filled with lovin you...."
"I can't belive what comes so HARD....comes so easily"
"You are one....and I am another....we should be....ONE inside each other....You can see inside me will you COME INSIDE ME.....do you wanna RIDE ....my LOVE" ??
"I only wanna be as free as the skies......"
"Take a little trip on a magic carpet ride...."
the birds, the birds, the birds !!.......:)
This song is bouncy, perky , & non descript. Along with the next song, it is just a setup for what is to come. Screaching guitars and a funky bass/drum just hint at what we can expect later.
Nice plesant and relaxing tune. In the song Minnie extoles the virtues and benifits of good long lasting frienshps from both sides of the fence.
Ahhhhh, now the magic groove of this album begins & no....despite the title, itís not about drugs at all, but it is however all about the expansion of your mind !!
Now the title alone suggests something wonderful is about to happen ....and it does....Minnie doesnít disapoint us at all. The song is bouncy & perky, yet somehow manages to be sultry as well
Everybody should have one of these.....itís the title cut of the album. Minneís 5 octave voice makes you just want to reach out and grab her...
This is the masterpice of this album, itís the sweetest hard rocking slow jam Iíve ever heard. The music, the words and the voice all blend together to form the high point of this entire album. If you canít get off to this one.....well then there is simply no hope.....If you have windows 95, this is the clip that you are hearing right now.
Her big hit record & the one she is most rmebered for...I think of this song as just being part of a suite that includes songs 3 thru 8 on this album.
Adventures In Paradise
If you can only buy one Minnie Riperton album, this is the one to buy. Adventures In Paradise is the joint !!
This is the one you will want to put on your box, right after the Lonnie Liston Smith album, when the incense & candles have burned halway down and the room you are in is starting to get really FUNKY !!
This album is in my all time top 10 !!
Minnie Riperton doesn't ever "beg" for anything, she demands to be satisfied. Nobody in their right mind could ever refuse her. She demands not only the attention of the listener, but also whoever it is she is writing the song about.
Most of the time when people think about FUNK names like P-Funk, James Brown, Hendrix, Sly Stone and others will rolloff their lips. Ask about female FUNK artists and they will quickly say Chaka Kahn & then start thinking.....then say Teena Marie....& then usually it's followed by silence.
She wrote most of her own material and the content of ..... her songs feels so real to me, it seems as though Minnie is having a personal conversation with the listener as opposed to singing at them.
I can't reccomend her music highly enough !!
PERFECT ANGEL/BLACK GOLD FROM THE SUN
with this??.....you ask!!)
Anyhow here are the LP's and the songs on them:
THE ROTARY CONNECTION
- Life Could Aladdin
- Teach Me How To Fly Magical World
- V.I.P. I Must Be There
- Let Them Talk I Feel Sorry
- I Took a Ride(Caravan) Paper Castle
THE NEW ROTARY CONNECTION--- HEY LOVE
- If I Sing My Song
- The Sea & She
- I Am The Blackgold of The Sun
- Hanging Round The Bee Tree
- Hey Love
- Love Has Fallen On Me
- Song For Everyman
- Love Is
- Vine of Happiness
I can't find her stuff anywhere in Pittsburgh. Not the stuff I want anyways. I do have a copy of "Forever Yours", but it is badly scratched. However the cut with Light My Fire plays great!!!
Maya is a great singer herself, and during university sang in a great band called Supersauce (which still exists in San Francisco minus Maya as a cool AJ/funk/party band). I know that she recently was singing back-up for and on tour with a band called the Rentals, and is currently getting a good acting career going in LA and has been on Chicago Hope and other big TV shows.
Maya is incredibly nice, i always liked her a lot; and i write all this because i think she would think it was cool that people are still so excited about her mom's music.In "Loving You", at the abstract vocal part in the end, you can her Minnie....singing "maya ,maya, maya".