Okay, so I get to join the challenge-rave of the moment.....the #musicwaybackchallenge, thanks to @samminator. It has been quite an interesting challenge, as enthusiasts get to share their favourite hits from way back in time.
So, I'd begin my very own #musicwaybackchallenge with a track I fell in love with way back during my high school days; partly because it was one of the few songs that elicited a romantic atmosphere for our budding teenage romance at the time (yea, teenagers knew the meaning of romance way back in time too...lolz).
"Loving you" was a brilliant track which simmered with a loving sensuality and supreme vocal expressionism by the American songstress, Minnie Riperton. She reached the peak of her career with the then No. 1 single, from her 1974 gold album, "Perfect Angel".
Riperton's blossoming career was however, cut short by cancer; as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1976. But despite the diagnosis she pushed on to record more songs and tour. She became the American Cancer Society spokesperson and even received a "Courage Award" in 1978 from the Society - the award which was presented to her by then US President Jimmy Carter at the White House.
The exceptional vocalist, singer and songwriter eventually bowed to the cold hands of death from the cancer disease on 12th July, 1979 at the very young and tender age of just 31 years of age.
The "Loving you" song itself released in January 1975 remains an evergreen soul genre of a track, which was written by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph, and produced by Stevie Wonder and Richard Rudolph.
Had to break the rules of this challenge by putting the song on repeat, while creating this.....(Yea, I ain't good at sticking to rigid rules....😁😁). The song still takes me places I used to be familiar with in the good old days. How time flies!
Well, before this turns into an article......I would revisit the simple rules of this challenge by nominating someone I'm curious to learn about his musical ingenuity.