Fontella Bass - one of the most distinctive voices in Soul.

Fontella Bass – 1972 (R.I.P.) – Nights At The Roundtable

Fontella Bass - one of the most distinctive voices in Soul.

Fontella Bass – one of the most distinctive voices in Soul.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 03 – I Want Everyone to Know

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.

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4 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Damn, that’s nice.

  2. james fogarty says:

    no more downloads?

    • gordonskene says:

      Yes there are. When you click on the link and go to the page where the player is, click on “Save as . . .” on your desk top and it downloads the track for you.