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Here (Tribute To Minnie Riperton)

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When I first started producing I met a fellow MacJammer named Anthony Grant (better known as Soundhound). I quickly discovered why he called himself Soundhound. Every time I uploaded a song he would rip my production to shreds and tell me everything I did wrong. That was one of the biggest gifts he gave to me. He also loves Minnie Riperton and knew her personally. As a thanks to him for all his advice I wrote this song, "Here" and tried to capture the essence of Minnie. I'm no match for Minnie's 5.5 octave range but I worked with my 3.5 octaves to try to capture a little of the essence of Minnie. Anthony, wherever you are, I still appreciate you! Angela

Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer/songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves and her 1975 single "Lovin’ You.” She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979, and parented music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph.
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Lyrics, Vocals and Music by Angela Hope
Production by Angela Hope

You're my dream sent from up above here with me I'm so in love...here.
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Uploaded: Aug 18, 2010 - 01:16:54 AM
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 - 01:16:54 AM Last Played: May 06, 2019 - 09:44:44 PM
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spitlogic said 3224 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
That is a great voice you have. Beautiful.
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Garni said 3224 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
I love the way you sing this song :) Wonderful!!

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Relic67 said 3224 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
lovely song...
you have a ridiculous amount of talent! :)
I like it when the background vocals come in with "here"... reminds me a bit of a Prince song...
Anyway I have to go check out some of Minnie's music now.
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davisamerica said 3223 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
made me fall in love with vocals. such a loss when she left us. Angela this is a very cool tribute... love this.
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dave_b said 3223 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Nice groove, bass and piano works well. Your voice soars above though. Very nice.
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TobinMueller said 3223 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Lady sings
This is my fav of your new wave of tunes. Love the stylings, the layered harmonies (somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Minnie herself). Thanks for sharing this. Also, thanks for the bio on Minnie.

I think back to when Diana Ross played Billie Holiday. I never heard her sound so good. I love her in Lady Sings The Blues. It's more than a tribute to write and sing a song like this; its a kind of channeling, a living on and thru, a rebirth and birth both.

This is really nice...
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Bill_Kroeger said 3213 days ago (August 28th, 2010)
Great story
What can i saw, it brought me to my knees, glad you told me about this place.
Soundhound said 2917 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
And I will Never...
Forget you and the time we've spent under Musics umbrella.....
It is sad that you haven't come to this site, for a while now you
must be doing all right cause I can still hear your voice...In my Head...
That's a good thing.....And I thank you for this, now a year later
boy I'm bad with time aren't I......
Never the less you know I love this and my only wish is that you come
back and do some more......

Peace and Love

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awigze said 2917 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
I agree
with ya soundhound.... we were in the middle of a collaboration too, her and I. Pray that she is ok.
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abzwork said 2746 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
A most excellent flava in my ears, I am reminded of her smile from long ago...yes, nice lyrics too...this is big smile territory, and a wonderful ride..:)peace
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kaidavis said 2745 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Its About Time
Now heres is a song I can dance the two step to very smooth your voice is very welcoming to the soul I really like the production,it remind me of one going out with class and wining and dining with class and this is the song that will set the mood this is the first that I've heard so far however I know you have plenty more and I will give it a listen until next time...
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