Minnie Riperton was a soul and jazz singer. Minnie Riperton was first known as Andrea Davis, when she released the two-sided single record Lonely Girl/You Gave Me Love, as shown below. Minnie Riperton then joined soul group Rotary Connection before resuming her solo career under her real name.
The greatest hit by Minnie Riperton was 1975 number one song Lovin' You, her top 20 one hit wonder.
Minnie Riperton made a cover version of 1967 number one hit Light My Fire by The Doors which received some notice in 1979. The Minnie Riperton version featured Jose Feliciano whose own version made number 3 in 1968.
Minnie Riperton lived from 1947 to 1979, when she lost a long-running and high profile battle with cancer.