COME TO MY GARDEN by MINNIE RIPERTON

SKU123843
ArtistMINNIE RIPERTON
TitleCOME TO MY GARDEN
LabelSOULGRAMMA
Catalog #SOULG 001
Genre
ReleaseW 23 - 2022
FormatVinyl - EULP
 € 31,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Les Fleur
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Completeness
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Come To My Garden
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Memory Band
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Rainy Day In Centerville
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-01-05.mp3
  6. Close Your Eyes & Remember
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-02-01.mp3
  7. Oh, By The Way
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-02-02.mp3
  8. Expecting
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-02-03.mp3
  9. Only When I'm Dreaming
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-02-04.mp3
  10. Whenever, Wherever
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/soulg_001_come_to_my_garden/sf740944-01-02-05.mp3

Description

Her 1970 debut album, produced by legendary Charles Stepney, repressed on 180 gramms (clear) vinyl!

A proper re-issue of Minnie Riperton debut album on GRT, originally published in 1970. Her name came to prominence with the highly influential Chicago band Rotary Connection, forerunners of the rock & soul crossover. In addition to their own recordings, including their 1967 debut album Rotary Connection, the band is notable as the backing band for Muddy Waters on his 1968 psychedelic blues album Electric Mud. Standing on her own, Minnie cut a series of sublime albums moving in a more soulful way. Opening track ‘Les Fleur’ is a shiny cover of Ramsey Lewis – who is musical assistant and contributor here – classic number penned in 1968, literally a cornerstone for contemporary hip-hop and r&b being sampled by the likes of Jurassic 5 feat. Nelly Furtado, Damu the Fudgemunk, Dr. Octagon and Cut Chemist among others. Produced by Charles Stepney (already in with Rotary Connection and subsequently behind the desk with Earth Wind & Fire), the album benefits from is lushy orchestral arrangements, pushing the vocal duties of Minnie even forward (her five-octave vocal range, enabled her to sing in ‘whistle register’ nevertheless). The jazzy soft-pop feel overall will mark comparison with Stevie Wonder, Riperton’s future employer/mentor.

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