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Top Songs

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Hold on This Time
2
Lean on Me
3
I Want Everyone to Know
4
I Need to Be Loved
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Wiping Tears

Albums

  • All Blues, Fontella Bass

    Nov 2017 • 16 songs

  • Now That I Found A Good Thing

    Nov 2006 • 11 songs

  • Free

    Aug 2006 • 14 songs

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  • Fontella Bass
  • Biography

    The 1965 classic "Rescue Me" is widely regarded as the greatest record Aretha Franklin never made. The song in question was instead cut by singer Fontella Bass, who like Franklin channeled the power and passion of her gospel roots to create some of the finest music of soul's golden age. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 3, 1940, Bass was the daughter of gospel vocalist Martha Bass, a longtime member of the renowned Clara Ward Singers. Her grandmother Navada Carter was also a professional gospel performer, and it was inevitable that Fontella follow suit, making her church ch...
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