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Obit: Fontella Bass (1940-2012)

fat B****rd 28 Dec 12 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 28 Dec 12 - 12:03 PM
foggers 28 Dec 12 - 07:05 PM
Joe Offer 30 Apr 16 - 11:06 PM
Stilly River Sage 01 May 16 - 01:38 AM
keberoxu 01 May 16 - 03:17 PM
Backwoodsman 01 May 16 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: Obit: Fontella Bass
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 08:44 AM

I do realize she was nothing to do with folk music, but I'll bet there are numerous baby boomers on here who bopped along to "Rescue Me". She was at one time married to Lester Bowie, the jazz trumpeter and member of The Art Ensemble of Chicago. In fact, I saw show of his (TV) with Miss Bass on vocals.
RIP Fontella and thank you for that great dance tune.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 12:03 PM

RIP & much respect. Here she is singing with the Art Ensemble:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PppJOrnVtkg


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass
From: foggers
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 07:05 PM

Aw another great voice gone; but what a top singer!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass (1940-2012)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Apr 16 - 11:06 PM

I saw this obituary for Fontella Bass, and I had no idea who she was. Then I played "Rescue Me" on Spotify, and I knew immediately. Here's a YouTube playlist:


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass (1940-2012)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 May 16 - 01:38 AM

Rescue Me (Same song, better studio sound)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass (1940-2012)
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 May 16 - 03:17 PM

A short time before whe passed, Fontella Bass released a gospel-themed album which I bought. If memory serves, the title was "No Ways Tired," after one of the gospel hymns. In good voice and good taste on every track. Ironically, the one that really make my ears perk up was the song which was not conventional gospel, but a Jackie deShannon pop tune: "What the World Needs Now." Ms. Bass, like other great African-American singers before her, could sing Anglo-American pop music with wonderful confidence and authority.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fontella Bass (1940-2012)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 May 16 - 04:05 PM

Very sad, loved her 'back then'.
RIP


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