Minnie Ripperton had one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard. She was on track to have a huge career. Sadly she passed away at a very young age due to cancer. Not before she gave birth to two children, one of whom is SNL's Maya Rudolph. If you listen closely to the end of the song, you hear Minnie singing, Maya, Maya about her baby daughter at the time. So beautiful. This song continues to live on in commercials, TV shows and on movie soundtracks. Enjoy!