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Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass: It started in a Church Choir

Profile by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 December 1965

Welcome to England with her big Stateside chart hit on Chess ...

Life-Lines of Fontella Bass

Interview by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 17 December 1965

Real name: Fontella Bass. ...

Fontella Bass: British Trip Caused Heartaches For Fontella

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 28 January 1966

AS A RESULT of her recent British visit I found that sensitive "soul" Fontella Bass suffering from a big back-ache and a little heartache just ...

Bill Withers/Fontella Bass: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1 December 1972

IN THESE days when it's applied with alarming frequency to practically every new talent that emerges, the word "genius" as with so many other superlatives ...

Fontella Bass

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 3 July 1940, St Louis, Missouri, USA ...

Fontella Bass

Interview by David Nathan,, Spring 2001

SOMETIMES, IT really, really pays to listen to your colleagues. ...

The Backpages Interview: Fontella Bass

Interview by Ernesto De Pascale, Rock's Backpages, 10 May 2002

With a series of gospel albums released in the last few years, Fontella 'Rescue Me' Bass is more alive than ever. Now she's on her ...

Fontella Bass, 1940-2012

Obituary by Dave Laing, The Guardian, 28 December 2012

Soul and gospel singer who had a top 10 hit with 'Rescue Me' ...


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