Fontella Bass - The New Look - Soul - Northern Soul LP

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Fontella Bass - The New Look

Label: Checker / Chess / Quality – CX 91517

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Record is VG++
Cover is VG++ slight cornerwear

Country: Canada Issue

Released: 1965
1984 Issue
Genre: Funk / Soul

Style: Soul


A1 Our Day Will Come

A2 How Glad I Am

A3 Oh No, Not My Baby

A4 Rescue Me

A5 Gee Whiz

A6 I'm A Woman

B1 Since I Fell For You

B2 Impossible

B3 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

B4 Soul Of The Man

B5 Come And Get These Memories

B6 I Know

Fontella Bass ensured at least a footnote in the history of popular music with her classic international hit Rescue me. It was an American top five pop hit and number one R+B hit that just missed the British top ten. Fontella never before or since came close to emulating that success;

Including some original songs th, most notably The Soul Of A Man ( which is Killer Ballad!)
There are also several covers of pop and R+B songs including Oh no not my baby (originally recorded by Maxine Brown who had an international hit with it, but Manfred Mann had a huge British hit with it), Gee whiz (Carla Thomas), You've lost that loving feeling (Righteous brothers), Come and get these memories (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) and I know (Barbara George)..Between them, the hits, covers, duets and obscure originals demonstrate that Fontella was a hugely talented singer capable of singing a diverse range of material.

The music here was recorded between 1965 and 1968 for Checker, a subsidiary of Chess records. It seems that Fontella eventually became disillusioned with the mainstream music business, as so many talented singers do, but she recorded plenty of great music back then despite whatever misgivings she had about the material that she was required to record. Fontella continued her musical career in her own way, recording solo and with others on her own terms.

Fontella Bass - Rescue Me

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 on July 3, 1940, Bass was the daughter of gospel vocalist Martha Bass, a longtime member of the renowned Clara Ward Singers.

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Fontella Bass - The Soul Of A Man.

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Fontella Bass - Gee Whiz

Compare this lovely version to the more famous recording...such a sweet song..

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Fontella Bass - Since I Fell For You

Video is Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

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Format LP
Label Chess