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  1. #1
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    RIP Fontella Bass

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...rt-attack.html


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwt3kr0_l6I"]RESCUE ME/FONTELLA BASS - YouTube[/ame]

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    Even in 1965, perhaps the greatest year ever for pop singles on the charts, Fontella's "Rescue Me" stood out.

    Take a look at her competition.

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    Song is a classic and she had a fantastic voice....
    Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.

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    Here's her hometown paper's account:

    Fontella Bass dies; singer of "Rescue Me" was a hit in U.S. and a bigger hit in Europe (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Even in 1965, perhaps the greatest year ever for pop singles on the charts, Fontella's "Rescue Me" stood out.

    Take a look at her competition.

    That really is quite a list ! So glad that's the music of my day!

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    The New York Times obit

    Also, I'd imagine the Guardian and the Telegraph will have obits coming, as "Rescue Me" was a huge Northern Soul hit in the UK.

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    It seems almost every day or so we are losing wonderful entertainers. Especially lately many from the 50s-60s era. So sad.



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    Yesterday NPR had a re-run of an interview with Fontella and Terri Gross.(Fresh Air).

    Maybe I can find a link.

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    Hopefully this link will work, If not,just go to Terri Gross program for Jan 4

    http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPl...98&m=168554077



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