Backup Singers Who Blew Up

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Minnie Riperton

Years before she flexed her five-and-a-half-octave range on classics like "Lovin' You" and "Les Fleurs," Minnie Riperton was a member of the session group Studio Three, who provided backing vocals on Fontella Bass's 1965 hit "Rescue Me."  


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