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Most know Minnie Riperton because of one part in one song. “Lovin’ You” was Riperton’s biggest hit, and she doesn’t sing that magic, piercing note until around the 3-minute mark.

Lost Notes: 1980 - Ep. 6: Minnie Riperton

Most know Minnie Riperton because of one part in one song. “Lovin’ You” was Riperton’s biggest hit, and she doesn’t sing that magic, piercing note until around the 3-minute mark.

from Lost Notes

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” V.C.R shares the music that inspired her cinematic soul, from Ottorino Respighi to Minnie Riperton.

Private Playlist: V.C.R’s seeds of musical growth, from Minnie Riperton to Erykah Badu

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” V.C.R shares the music that inspired her cinematic soul, from Ottorino Respighi to Minnie Riperton.

from Music Special Programming

‘Lost Notes’ returns for Season 4 with a special preview episode about the song “Tainted Love,” and its lesser-known origins as a forgotten ‘60s soul gem from LA.

Lost Notes Returns with the True Story of ‘Tainted Love’

‘Lost Notes’ returns for Season 4 with a special preview episode about the song “Tainted Love,” and its lesser-known origins as a forgotten ‘60s soul gem from LA.

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Lost Notes explores how the song “Viva Tirado” exemplifies the inter-generational musical conversation between LA’s Black and Brown communities.

Lost Notes, Season 4 - Ep 4: Viva Tirado: The South/East LA Connection

Lost Notes explores how the song “Viva Tirado” exemplifies the inter-generational musical conversation between LA’s Black and Brown communities.

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Lost Notes introduces a pair of brothers - one from NASA, the other from Motown - who launched an entire musical universe from their Hollywood Hills hideout.

Places & Spaces: The Mizell Brothers’ LA Alchemy

Lost Notes introduces a pair of brothers - one from NASA, the other from Motown - who launched an entire musical universe from their Hollywood Hills hideout.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Qur’an Shaheed is using music to reveal her inner truth, including Minnie Riperton and Duval Timothy.

Private Playlist: Qur’an Shaheed is revealing her inner truth through music

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Qur’an Shaheed is using music to reveal her inner truth, including Minnie Riperton and Duval Timothy.

from Music Special Programming

Long before “Tainted Love” was an ‘80s anthem, it was a 1965 B-side by LA’s Gloria Jones. We trace the song’s journey from a warehouse floor to the annals of pop history.

Tainted Love: Gloria Jones and the Half-Life of a Hit | Lost Notes

Long before “Tainted Love” was an ‘80s anthem, it was a 1965 B-side by LA’s Gloria Jones. We trace the song’s journey from a warehouse floor to the annals of pop history.

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Get in for the world premiere of Tolliver’s "Bombay2Japan (Feat. V.C.R)"

FREAKS ONLY playlist Aug. 30: World Premiere: Tolliver’s "Bombay2Japan (Feat. V.C.R)

Get in for the world premiere of Tolliver’s "Bombay2Japan (Feat. V.C.R)"

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Lost Notes explores how Fela Kuti’s time in LA in 1969 was instrumental in the creation of his legendary Afrobeat sound.

Lost Notes, Season 4 - Ep 3: My Lady’s Frustration: How Fela Kuti Found Afrobeat in LA

Lost Notes explores how Fela Kuti’s time in LA in 1969 was instrumental in the creation of his legendary Afrobeat sound.

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KCRW’s Wyldeflower shares “Lost And Found In Sound.” A mix of “desert island discs…” With a cosmically ordained twist.

Wyldeflower’s ‘Lost And Found In Sound’ mix: A constant companion for imaginary islands

KCRW’s Wyldeflower shares “Lost And Found In Sound.” A mix of “desert island discs…” With a cosmically ordained twist.

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Lost Notes details the darkly hilarious schemes of record-label magnate Ruth Christie, who instigated one of the most absurd court cases in music history.

Lost Notes, Season 4 - Ep 2: Mojo on Trial: The Seedy, Greedy World of Ruth Christie

Lost Notes details the darkly hilarious schemes of record-label magnate Ruth Christie, who instigated one of the most absurd court cases in music history.

from Lost Notes

Multi-talented New York based singer-songwriter Yaya Bey transforms romantic confusion into a lush and powerful sentiment on the song ‘made this on the spot,’ featuring composer and…

Yaya Bey: ‘made this on the spot’ (feat. V.C.R.)

Multi-talented New York based singer-songwriter Yaya Bey transforms romantic confusion into a lush and powerful sentiment on the song ‘made this on the spot,’ featuring composer and…

from Today's Top Tune

It’s new Music Friday and we’ll have a look at some the releases that we are all excited.

MBE June 3: Elivs Mitchell’s vinyl selects and music stories

It’s new Music Friday and we’ll have a look at some the releases that we are all excited.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

LA music collective The Decoders breathe new life into another classic on the second single off their forthcoming album Vol. 3.

Download: The Decoders Take on Rare Disco Classic “Young, Willing & Able”

LA music collective The Decoders breathe new life into another classic on the second single off their forthcoming album Vol. 3.

from Music News

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” jez.who speaks about empathy and affirmation through the music of Celia Cruz, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.

Private Playlist: jez.who shares music for empathy and affirmation

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” jez.who speaks about empathy and affirmation through the music of Celia Cruz, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.

from Music Special Programming

This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores the year 1980.

Lost Notes: 1980 - Introducing Lost Notes: 1980

This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores the year 1980.

from Lost Notes

Dick Rudolph, widower, writer, and composer, will be stopping by to speak on the new and most extensive Minnie Riperton collection to date, -Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection- (The Right Stuff).  Along with Rudolph will be Scott Galloway, the co-producer of the compilation.   Tune in to Chocolate City for a two hour special interview and guest DJ session.

Dick Rudolph

Dick Rudolph, widower, writer, and composer, will be stopping by to speak on the new and most extensive Minnie Riperton collection to date, -Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection- (The Right Stuff). Along with Rudolph will be Scott Galloway, the co-producer of the compilation. Tune in to Chocolate City for a two hour special interview and guest DJ session.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.

Private Playlist: Indie-pop alchemist Jelani Aryeh is hearing new messages in his favorite songs

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gel Set selects her most satisfying sounds for hot dancefloors and cold winter nights, from Tangerine Dream to Machine Girl.

Private Playlist: Art-pop chanteuse Gel Set shares perfect picks for hot parties and cool winters

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gel Set selects her most satisfying sounds for hot dancefloors and cold winter nights, from Tangerine Dream to Machine Girl.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lionel Boy constructs an elegy for his island-bound adolescence through songs by Morphine, Paula Fuga, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Private Playlist: Lionel Boy conjures a soundtrack for his island-bound adolescence

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lionel Boy constructs an elegy for his island-bound adolescence through songs by Morphine, Paula Fuga, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

from Music Special Programming

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.

Private Playlist: Nick Waterhouse crate digs for his most transformative tunes

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.

from Music Special Programming

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

Private Playlist: Pianist Paul Cornish unpacks 5 crucial records from boundary-stretching musicians

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

from Music Special Programming

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Growth Eternal selects a cinematic assortment of songs which evoke landscapes and environments, from Steve Reich to Esperanza Spalding.

Private Playlist: The Growth Eternal drops into his favorite musical landscapes and environments

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Growth Eternal selects a cinematic assortment of songs which evoke landscapes and environments, from Steve Reich to Esperanza Spalding.

from Music Special Programming

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Wallice recalls her favorite song on a teenage mixtape, spooking a sleepover with Radiohead, and coming around to Lana Del Rey.

Private Playlist: Wallice extols the virtues of teenage mixtapes and moody sleepover soundtracks

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Wallice recalls her favorite song on a teenage mixtape, spooking a sleepover with Radiohead, and coming around to Lana Del Rey.

from Music Special Programming

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Bachelor’s Jay Som and Palehound chat about their springtime soundtrack, from Boards of Canada to ScHoolboy Q.

Private Playlist: Bachelor shares their soundtrack to suit the many moods of friendship

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Bachelor’s Jay Som and Palehound chat about their springtime soundtrack, from Boards of Canada to ScHoolboy Q.

from Music Special Programming