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There’s a disturbing regularity this year, reporting on the passings of memorable and influential Artists. Fontella Bass is the latest. One of the truly distinctive voices in Soul, Bass scored a huge hit in the 1960’s with Rescue Me, a song sometimes attributed to Aretha Franklin (who later recorded it). But I’m here to tell you, it was Fontella Bass who made that song unforgettable.
And it’s probably been played constantly the past several days, since hearing of her passing at the too-young age of 72. So instead, I thought I would wander through her catalog and offer a track from her 1972 album for Paula Records, Free. Tonight it’s I Want Everyone To Know.
Another beautiful voice, another amazing talent. Gone now, but living forever through their music.
- Report: Rescue Me singer Fontella Bass dies (itv.com)
- R&B Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72 (getmybuzzup.com)
- You: Fontella Bass dies after heart attack complications (guardian.co.uk)
- R.I.P: ‘Rescue Me’ Soul Singer Fontella Bass Dead At 72 [Video] (bossip.com)
- Fontella Bass Dies; “Rescue Me” Singer Was 72 (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- ‘Rescue Me’ Singer, Fontella Bass, Dead at 72 (bilerico.com)
- R.I.P. Fontella Bass (mymajicdc.com)
- Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me” Singer, Dies at 72 (hollywood.com)
- ‘Rescue Me’ singer Fontella Bass dies at 72 (todayentertainment.today.com)
- ‘Rescue Me’ singer Fontella Bass dead at 72 (canada.com)