Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Recycle It!: Delilah Gives Minnie's 'Love' A Spin
One of my favorite albums of all-time is Minnie Riperton's Adventures In Paradise from 1975. It's just a deliciously beautiful and perfect album from start-to-finish. Naturally the best track on it is the Leon Ware co-written track, "Inside My Love". It's a bit smutty if you wade your mind in the gutter long enough, but it's also probably one of the sexiest songs of all-time, and a blistering vocal achievement from Minnie as she wraps you up in a warm blanket of good ol' sensuality with that sweet soprano of hers. There continues to be something in the water in the UK (see Jessie Ware, Joss Stone, and AlunaGeorge below) as newbie Delilah decided to drop her cover of "Inside My Love"...you know, just because she can.
Her debut, From The Roots Up isn't on the up till about July 30th, but in the meantime, her Minnie cover is on par and keeps in the spirit of the original. She has performed it live on several occasions, but the studio version is just as popping. As usual, compare and contrast the sexiness with Delilah's cover and Minnie Riperton's original performance---which you can view after the cut.