“Want You to Know” – The Rotary Connection

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The Rotary Connection were a psychedelic soul band from the late 1960s / early 1970s that recorded for Chess Records. Their most famous member was Minnie Ripperton, who later had a huge solo hit with the song “Loving You” in the 1970s. Ripperton was also the mother of the beyond awesome actress / comedienne Maya Rudolph and you can definitely hear Ripperton in the background of this song. How did I uncover this gem? This played at the end of Spike Lee’s severely underrated and controversial 2012 film “Red Hook Summer.” The song sounds a little awkward at first, but seriously, you need to stay with it. A totally amazing song that demands rediscovering.

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