Saturday, October 06, 2007

REMEMBERIN' MINNIE RIPERTON, BABY!
I have spoken about a lot of great artists on this blog during my short stint, but one person that definitely holds a dominant spot in my heart of music is Minnie Riperton. Her voice was like no other and her music is nothing short of timeless. Every time I play any of her songs it’s like going back down memory lane to a melodic place and time when music still had passion and genuine soul. Oh, how I miss those days. Understand that Minnie wasn’t just a great singer, but she was a beautiful and rare jewel. The woman was gorgeous and gifted. Her gift was having the ability sing a rare and amazing five-octave vocal range. She was recognized for her abilities in the whistle register, which is the highest register of the human voice. Check out her classic record “Loving You” to hear her unique voice in action. During her singing career Minnie was adored by the masses, and she seemed to be on her way to a lengthy and legendary music stint in the business. Sadly, her career was interrupted by a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer that was discovered in 1976. Even with her illness, Minnie continued to record music until her untimely death from cancer in 1979. Minnie’s death shook up the music industry, leaving her family, friends and fans distraught to say the least. Even though many have tried to immolate her, there can and will be only ONE Minnie Riperton!

If you are unfamiliar with Minnie’s music, try to put your ears on one of her greatest hits compilations. Honestly, you have to hear her albums to really get the full listening experience, but her greatest hits are better than nothing. If you really enjoy great singing, do yourself a favor and check for Minnie Riperton because you won’t be disappointed!

Your iPod Mixx Kang has graciously provided you kind folks with another mix for your listening pleasure. This one was actually pretty fun to make, just based on its concept. Recently, I was challenged by a buddy of mine to make a solid mix based on one word only, and that word was BABY. I had to dig in my archives to find the songs in my extensive collection with the word BABY in the song title, and it actually took me a minute to go through all of my music. I call this mixx the 'Baby'z Soul Mixx' and you can figure out why. It was a challenge make, but I put it together and I really like the final product! This joint is full of great songs from all over the place. It’s definitely a soulful and diverse mixture of talent, but I think you’ll enjoy it. This was so much fun making, I will definitely be doing one of these type mixes again real soon, so stay posted. Also, I have a couple of other musical goodies on the horizon for you as well...
BABY'Z SOUL MIXX TRACK LIST:
01~RICK JAMES - GIVE IT TO ME BABY
02~GROOVE THEORY - BABY LUV (REMIX)
03~BRANDY - BABY BABY (MK REMIX)
04~MICHAEL JACKSON - BABY BE MINE
05~ANGIE STONE FT. BETTY WRIGHT - BABY
06~MUSIQ SOULCHILD - BABYGIRL
07~DWELE - COUNT BACK (HOPE IT'S NOT MY BABY)
08~LALAH HATHAWAY - BABY DON'T CRY
09~WILLIE HUTCH - BABY COME HOME
10~MINNIE RIPERTON - BABY, THIS LOVE I HAVE
11~BARRY WHITE - PLAYING YOUR GAME BABY
12~ISAAC HAYES - HUNG UP ON MY BABY
13~VIKTER DUPLAIX - MAKE A BABY
14~R. KELLY - HALF ON A BABY
15~PRINCE - DO ME BABY
16~RELL - IF THAT'S MY BABY
17~V - HEY PRETTY BABY
18~MUSIQ SOULCHILD - OOOBABYBABY
19~DENISE WILLIAMS - CAUSE I LOVE YOU BABY
20~ROY AYERS - COFFY BABY
Check out these videos before you bounce 2:
Minnie Riperton - Loving You

Vikter Duplaix - Make a Baby

6 comments:

green eyes said...

oh baby, nice mix. as always.

seen510 said...

luv your mixes...great work...

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Greena - Hey bay-bay! I'm glad u diggin the mixx. It was nice hearing some of these songs that I haven't listened to in a while. I'll be doing another one of these type mixes real soon.

@Seen510 - I appreciate it! Thanks for stopping thru...

Sasha said...

Really Nice mix...
This might b a longshot, but I been looking 4 this song for a while, and I cant seem to find it, I was wonderin if u might have it...
TOM BROCK ~ "Nothing In This World"

If u do have it plz plz plz share with me :)

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Sasha - Ummm, nothing is a long shot when it comes to me and music my lady! :) Did I not tell you that I was a connoisseur? :D Today, is your lucky day, because I have the joint (of course)! Where would you like me to send it?

Sasha said...

UR no joke...IS that song not bananas or what???:)
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