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.