Friday, April 20, 2012
One of the notable alumni of Rotary Connection was Minnie Riperton, a singer with incredible vocal range who gave us the song "Loving You" after she went on to a solo career. Rotary Connection was a psychedelic soul vocal group that specialized in highly stylized cover versions of songs by other artists and elaborately produced soundscapes.
The album that stands out for me the most is Aladdin, consisting of original songs themed after the album title. Like so many other great vinyl that I bought in the 1970s, I found this album in the cut-out bin and bought it for a song. I ended up with a collection of great songs and got hours of listening pleasure from this dreamy album.
My song pick from Aladdin is "Magical World"--a beautiful song. The accompanying video is like a dream. The album is like a dream. I must be dreaming. Please don't wake me up.