Wednesday, March 18, 2015

One-Hit Wonders: Lovin' You, Minnie Ripperson (1975)


11 comments:

R.T. said...

Ah, yes, those were the days! Isn't it odd that certain tunes can tune us in to the good, bad, and ugly moments at precise times in our lives. When I think of your posted song, I think only this: I'm damn glad I survived that year!

Deb said...

I suppose everyone knows she was Maya Rudolph's mother. I think you can hear her sing "Maya, Maya" at one point. She died at a tragically young age.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

RipperTon, not Son. Maya's father is director Alan Rudolph. I believe Maya was a very young child when it was recorded.

Jeff M. (Master of Useless Trivia )

Fred Zackel said...

I had the privilege of hearing her sing live when she was with the Rotary Connection and I was a college junior. Her voice could span continents. My my my. Fond memories of an elegant night. After the concert a couple of us college newspaper writers went backstage and interviewed the whole crew. I think she could span five octaves, but somebody should check for me please.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wikipedia says 5, Fred. if we can trust them.

Cap'n Bob said...

I heard five way back when. Hard to believe she was a one-hit wonder even if she did die young. And no, I didn't know she was Maya's mother.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I wonder if certain kinds of singers were just not candidates for more than one-hit but were quite successful in other ways and venues.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, yes, I remember this!

Todd Mason said...

It was a very industry-heavy time, where shots were still called to a great extent by payola and other sorts of big or rich label control. So, the occasional Ripperton or Melissa Manchester song would make inroads without much more happening for them on the charts. It occurred to me to wonder what happened to Chi Coltrane. Seems she had a second career as an Xian pop artist.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N63YxKsR5-A

Todd Mason said...

Nope, looks like my impression she's gone mostly Xian pop is incorrect. Can't say I'm upset.

Todd Mason said...

And I was thinking of Maria Muldaur even more than M. Manchester.