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Fontella Bass

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Top Tunes: Fontella Bass

Profile and Interview by Ronnie Oberman, Evening Star, The (Washington DC), 6 November 1965

FONTELLA BASS may have been a "sad girl" about two months ago, but now she's one of the happiest people in the world. ...

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 ...

Fontella Bass: Holding on this time

Profile by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 17 March 1972

FONTELLA BASS has had just one hit record in this country and that was with 'Rescue Me' back in 1965. However, ever since, every record ...

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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