When Minnie sings I feel my insides rush and quiver. She touches a place in me
where no one else can go. It's hard to believe how incredibly high and beautiful Minnie
can sing. But I know her, and I believe. Sometimes I just lay back and try to imagine how
sweet her soul must be.
Thank you for your music, Minnie... A gift of love for all
the world to see.
--- A very special friend
Minnie Riperton - Every Time He Comes Around
Minnie Riperton - Loving You
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
The message above is a message on Minnie Riperton's "Perfect
Angel" album from 1974. I don't know who wrote it, but I can tell you I was a big fan
of hers. I wish I'd had the chance to know her. I loved her music so much, I could have
written that message myself.
Her most famous hit, of course, is "Lovin' You".
But, I'm wrtiing this page for two reasons: 1, to underscore the the senseless struggle
women have had with breast cancer. Minnie died in 1979 of breast cancer.
But, during her life, she and her partner wrote some beautiful songs that showed she
truly understood God's gift and promise, and her music expresses the vision in ways I
couldn't find the words for myself.