#14: Minnie Riperton ‘Inside My Love’

minnie_ripperton-adventures_in_paradise.jpgRichard Pryor once joked that Minnie Riperton's voice could bring a man to his knees (and I'm trying to say this is the nicest way possible). Minnie's voice was one honed by operatic training and sweetened like honey wine. Despite purists declaring the seventh octave worthless, Minnie lived in it, embraced it, and made it such an inseparable part of her vocal stylings that she became renowned for it. It seems particularly interesting that after Minnie, the number of pop singers capable of singing in this octave has risen as well since Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Rachelle Ferrell all possess this same talent. But no one was more capable than Minnie of describing what life would be like inside her love. When Minnie tauntingly asked "do you wanna ride inside my love?" the answer was absolutely yes, just as much then as it is now. 

Minnie Riperton: "Inside My Love"

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11 Responses

  1. This song is so sensual......just love it!

  2. this song is some kinda dangerous an deserves many comments. when I hear this I think sexy slow 70's grooves. Like thick honey rolling out hte jar on warm wheat toast! this jam is some kinda special, very good choice!

  3. This is one of those songs that should come with a warning, for real...
    Whew!!! Truly orgasmic...

  4. Everything about this song was perfect. The best part of the song is when the band fades out near the end of the song and Minnie holds the high note while only the keyboard plays. Priceless!

  5. Minnie knew how to get her groove on.

  6. I love this song, it is the ultimate seduction song. Her voice is so pure.

  7. Minnie!I stan her music.Her lyrics remind me of Jill Scott.Their lyrics are poetic and sensual.And this song...oh yeah...

  8. I love this song and have it in rotation on the regular.
    The one thing that makes Ms. Minnie stand out in comparison to the other multi-octave ladies...Ms. Minnie was the most graceful about getting up there. The others have to do this belt, but Minnie...smooth as gold.

  9. It's a shame that she's sooooooooooooooooooooooo underrated. This is my jam. Now only, if I had a man...

  10. Outside of the fact that Minnie's voice is one of the sweetest to ever caress my eardrums, the arrangement on this joint is completely out of hand.
    The Joe Sample's (oft-sampled) breakdown is probably the most wonderful series of piano chords I've ever heard in my life.

  11. I love this song also, and I am in search of a piano chord chart for this song! If you can help me, feel free to contact me anytime! or


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