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    Maya Rudolph' mom

    I just found out Maya's mom is Minnie Riperton. That's all.

    Minnie Riperton singing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auYCXBzep9o

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    News to me too.

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    I looked up Minnie Ripperton on Google a couple years ago and saw that she was Maya Randolph's mother. That fact surprised me as well. She died very young from breast cancer. She was only 36 I think.

    My favorite Ripperton song is Inside My Love. I just love it!
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    I'm always trying to sing "Lovin' You" when there's a lull in conversation. It usually ends with me going, "La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la laaaa la laaa la laaa, doo bee doo ba doo ... I can't do it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by modern_muslimah View Post
    I looked up Minnie Ripperton on Google a couple years ago and saw that she was Maya Randolph's mother. That fact surprised me as well. She died very young from breast cancer. She was only 36 I think.
    31.

    I just watched the performance of Lovin' You linked above. Dang, she had pipes. Incredible whistle register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modern_muslimah View Post
    My favorite Ripperton song is Inside My Love. I just love it!
    I had that on a 45. Lord, I'm old. I think "Back Down Memory Lane" is my favorite of hers.

    Minnie Ripperton had such an amazing vocal range--five and a half octaves . Take that, Mariah Carey.
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    Who's Maya Rudolph?
    Actual bumper sticker series: Jesus is my co-pilot. Satan is my financial advisor. Budha is my therapist. L. Ron Hubbard owes me $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMadame View Post
    Who's Maya Rudolph?
    Former SNL star.

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    Oh wait, I know who she is... she was in Bridesmaids and is now on some sitcom, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMadame View Post
    Oh wait, I know who she is... she was in Bridesmaids and is now on some sitcom, right?
    Yes, the sitcom is Up All Night I think. All I really know about it is that it has Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modern_muslimah View Post
    I looked up Minnie Ripperton on Google a couple years ago and saw that she was Maya Randolph's mother. That fact surprised me as well. She died very young from breast cancer. She was only 36 I think.

    My favorite Ripperton song is Inside My Love. I just love it!
    No, she was 31.
    And this is my fave Minnie song too - it's very sexy!

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    Does Maya sing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachoo View Post
    Does Maya sing?
    She did quite a bit of singing on SNL, all with a comedic twist.
    Maya has a beautiful and powerful voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittyjake5 View Post
    She did quite a bit of singing on SNL, all with a comedic twist.
    Maya has a beautiful and powerful voice.
    Maya can do a dead-on imitation of Whitney Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vesperholly View Post
    31.

    I just watched the performance of Lovin' You linked above. Dang, she had pipes. Incredible whistle register.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    No, she was 31.
    And this is my fave Minnie song too - it's very sexy!
    Wow! She was really young when she died.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    I had that on a 45. Lord, I'm old. I think "Back Down Memory Lane" is my favorite of hers.

    Minnie Ripperton had such an amazing vocal range--five and a half octaves . Take that, Mariah Carey.
    Yeah, Mariah has nothing on Minnie.
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    TVOne does bios on lots of African-American entertainers from back in the day. In 09 they did one on Minnie. The home movies of her with Maya and her son Marc were so touching - she loved, loved her children so much and was so affectionate with them. Her husband never remarried either - he still tears up when he talks about her.

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    Loved, loved, LOVED Minnie Riperton!

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    This is one of my most favorite Maya Rudolph performances:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIaMtyJroVw

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