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Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass has been played on NTS in shows including Jazzman, featured first on 7 January 2013. Songs played include Talking About Freedom, Rescue Me and To Be Free.

Fontella Bass (born July 3, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri - died December 26, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri) was an American soul and rnb singer, recording the iconic hit "Rescue Me" in 1965. The daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (of the Clara Ward Singers), Bass was exposed to music at an early age. She was singing in her church's choir at just six years old.

As a teenager, Bass was attracted by more secular music….

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Talking About Freedom
Fontella Bass
Paula Records1973
Talking About Freedom
Fontella BassPaula Records1973
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Rescue Me
Fontella Bass
Checker1965
Rescue Me
Fontella BassChecker1965
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To Be Free
Fontella Bass
America Records1971
To Be Free
Fontella BassAmerica Records1971
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Free At Last
Fontella Bass
Chess1992
Free At Last
Fontella BassChess1992
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The Soul Of A Man (a/k/a Soul Of The Man)
Fontella Bass
Chess1992
The Soul Of A Man (a/k/a Soul Of The Man)
Fontella BassChess1992
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"Horn Web"
Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Fontella Bass
America Records1971
"Horn Web"
Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Fontella BassAmerica Records1971
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Picasso
World Saxophone Quartet, Fontella Bass
Elektra Nonesuch1994
Picasso
World Saxophone Quartet, Fontella BassElektra Nonesuch1994
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My Good Loving
Fontella Bass, Oliver Sain Orchestra
Prann1963
My Good Loving
Fontella Bass, Oliver Sain OrchestraPrann1963
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