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Fontella Bass

Rescue Me

Bass
  • Bass
  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Other
  • Space
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1965
  • 1965
  • 2011
  • 1957
  • 1944
  • 1941

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“Rescue Me” is a song written by Fontella Bass, Raynard Miner and Carl Smith. In 1965, it was released as a single by Fontella Bass. It would prove the biggest hit of Bass’s career, reaching #1 on the R&B charts for four weeks and placing at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Rescue Me” also peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. Bass recorded the song in three takes at Chess Studios in Chicago; Minnie Riperton provided background vocals. This most popular of versions is often miscredited to Aretha Franklin; in fact, Bass delivered her fiery vocal on “Rescue Me” three years prior to Franklin’s revelatory artistic and commercial breakthrough with “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You).“ The soundtrack appearances for the original version of “Rescue Me”... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Rescue me ... Can't you see that I'm lonely ... Come on, baby, and rescue me

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