Ramsey Lewis – Les Fleur (1968)

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Minnie Riperton would go on to create her own classic version of ‘Les Fleur’ with Ramsey Lewis’s group providing the jazz rhythm. But not before she had already provided her incredible vocal range to Ramsey Lewis’s original of the Charles Stepney and Richard Rudolph-penned track. This arrangement featured on the pianist’s 1968 album ‘Maiden Voyage’. Riperton’s version was later covered by 4hero, with Carina Andersson trying to fill the impossibly large pair of vocal shoes/chords.

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