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Fontella Bass

Little Milton Blues Show
 (members Little Milton Campbell, Oliver Sain (saxophone), Fontella Bass (vocals and keyboards --- later replaced by Mamie Davis), ...........) Plus The Ardettes (female backing vocal trio)

The Oliver Sain Revue (members Oliver Sain (born 1-March-1932 in Dundee, Mississippi - died 28-October-2003 at his home in St. Louis, Missouri, cause: originally diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1995, then later developed bone cancer), Bernard Mosley (vocals --- later replaced by
Bobby McClure), Fontella Bass, .........................) Plus The Olivettes (female backing vocal trio)

Fontella Bass (born 3-July-1940 in St. Louis, Missouri)

Bobbin 134 - I Don't Hurt Anymore / Brand New Love - 1962

Fontella Bass (with Oliver Sain's Orch)

Bobbin 140 - Honey Bee / Bad Boy - 1962

Fontella Bass with Oliver Sain Orchestra

Prann 5005 - My Good Loving / I Love The Man - 1963 (Backed By The Ikettes)

Fontella Bass & Tina Turner

Vesuvius 1002 - Poor Little Fool / This Would Make Me Happy - 1963

Fontella Bass

Sonja 2006- Poor Little Fool / This Would Make Me Happy - 1963

Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure with Oliver Sain and Orchestra (members Fontella Bass, Bobby McClure, Oliver Sain, .................) 

Checker 1097 - Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Baby, What You Want Me To Do* - 1965 (with Oliver Sain Orchestra) *also recorded in 1959 by Jimmy Reed on Vee-Jay 333.

Fontella Bass & 
Bobby McClure / Oliver Sain

Checker 1097 - Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Jerk Loose*- 1965 *Flip By Oliver Sain.

Fontella Bass & 
Bobby McClure

Checker 1111 - You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone) / Don't Jump - 1965

Fontella Bass &
Bobby McClure (when promoting the duo's latest releases Bobby Hutton would often take Bobby McClure's place on the road due to Bobby McClure's commitments to The Oliver Sain Revue) 

Fontella Bass (born 3-July-1940 in St. Louis Missouri. Vocalist / pianist / organist)

Checker 1120 - Rescue Me / Soul Of The Man - 1965 (red label with Checker vertically on the left - scarce copy) (session: Gerald Sims (guitar), Pete Cosey (guitar), Louis Satterfield (bass), Leonard Caston (piano), Sonny Thompson (organ), Charles Stepney (vibes) and Maurice White (drums)) among the backing singers was Minnie Riperton)
Checker 1120 - Rescue Me / Soul Of The Man - 1965 (light blue label with red and black checkers - common copy)  *song was also recorded in 1970 by Dee Dee Warwick for Atco but unissued at the time. 
Checker 1131 - Recovery / Leave It In The Hands Of Love - 1965
Checker 1137 - I Surrender / I Can't Rest - 1966
Checker 1147 - Safe And Sound / You'll Never Ever Know - 1966
Checker 1183 - Lucky In Love / Sweet Lovin' Daddy - 1967 (session: The Dells)
Sonja 2006- Poor Little Fool / This Would Make Me Happy - 1970 (Reissue) 
Paula 360 - Who You Gonna Blame / Hold On This Time* - 1971 (backing vocals: The Olivettes) *also recorded in 1968 by Johnnie Taylor on Stax 0023.
Paula 367 - I Need To Be Loved / I Want Everyone To Know* - 1972 *also recorded in 1968 by O. V. Wright on Backbeat 597.
Paula 376 - It Sure Is Good / I'm Leaving The Choice To You - 1972
Paula 389 - Homewrecker / Now That I've Found A Good Thing - 1973

Jan Bradley / Fontella Bass

Eric 0236 - Mama Didn't Lie / Rescue Me* - 1973 *Flip By Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass

Paula 393 - It's Hard To Get Back In / Talking About Freedom - 1974
Goldies 45  2642 - Rescue Me / The Soul Of A Man - 1974

Jan Bradley / Fontella Bass

Chess 91006  - Mama Didn't Lie / Rescue Me* - 1975 *Flip By Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass

Epic 50341 - Soon As I Touched Him / You Can Betcha In Love - 1977
Gusto 9022 - Rescue Me / Hold On, I'm Comin' - 1979
Gusto 9022 - Hold On, I'm Comin' (Long) /  Hold On, I'm Comin' (Short) - 1979 (12" Release)

Jan Bradley / Fontella Bass

Chess 107  - Mama Didn't Lie / Rescue Me* - 1982 *Flip By Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass

Chess 6145 009 - Rescue Me / Soul Of The Man - ?
MCA 2642 - Rescue Me / The Soul Of A Man - 1983
Paula 1247 - I'm Leaving The Choice To You / I'm Leaving The Choice To You - 1985

Jan Bradley / Fontella Bass 

Collectables Col 034067 - Mama Didn't Lie / Rescue Me* - ? *flip by Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass / Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure

Collectables Col 034797 - Recovery / Don't Mess Up A Good Thing* - ? *Flip by Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure.


Gene Allison / Candi Staton /// John Lee Hooker / Fontella Bass &
Bobby McClure

Ripete 1024 - Hey, Hey, I Love You / Count On Me /// I Love You Honey / You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone) - 1988

Fontella Bass &
Bobby McLure / Fontella Bass

Ripete 195 - Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Rescue Me* - 1990 *flip by Fontella Bass - note incorrect spelling of Bobby McClure's name. 

Fontella Bass

Atlantic 6 - What The World Needs Now / Lean On Me / I Surrender - ? (Cd Single)

Lp's

Checker Lp-2997 - The "New" Look - 1966 (mono) (blue label with red and black checkers - scarce) Tracks: Our Day Will Come / How Glad I Am / Oh No Not My Baby / Rescue Me / Gee Whiz / I'm A Woman /// Since I Fell For You / Impossible / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Soul Of The Man / Come And Get These Memories / I Know.

Checker Lps-2997 - The "New" Look - 1966 (stereo) (blue label with red and black checkers - rare copy)
Tracks: Our Day Will Come / How Glad I Am / Oh No Not My Baby / Rescue Me / Gee Whiz / I'm A Woman /// Since I Fell For You / Impossible / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Soul Of The Man / Come And Get These Memories / I Know.

Checker Lp-2997 - The "New" Look - 1967 (mono) (blue and white label - common)
Tracks: Our Day Will Come / How Glad I Am / Oh No Not My Baby / Rescue Me / Gee Whiz / I'm A Woman /// Since I Fell For You / Impossible / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Soul Of The Man / Come And Get These Memories / I Know.

Checker Lps-2997 - The "New" Look - 1967 (stereo) (blue and white label)
Tracks: Our Day Will Come / How Glad I Am / Oh No Not My Baby / Rescue Me / Gee Whiz / I'm A Woman /// Since I Fell For You / Impossible / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Soul Of The Man / Come And Get These Memories / I Know.

Prestige Pr-10049 - The Art Ensemble Of
Chicago - 1972
Tracks: Part One - How Strange / Part Two - Ole Jed /// Horn Web. (group consited of Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye and Fontella Bass)

Paula Lps-2213 - Free - 1972
Tracks: To Be Free (3:55) / Hold On This Time (2:27) / I Want Everyone To Know (2:59) / I Need To Be Loved (2:26) / Talking About Freedom (3:20) /// I Need Love (2:33) / Wiping Tears (2:23) / Now That I've Found A Good Thing (3:43) / Who You Gonna Blame (2:42) / My God, My Freedom, My Home (3:40). 

Soul Note Sn-1006 - From The Root To The Source - 1980 (Martha and Fontella Bass)
Tracks: He Touched Me / The Whole World In His Hands / I Feel A Change /// I'm So Grateful / God Is Good To Me / In The Garden / God Has Smiled On Me. (Italian release)

Jewel 5060 - Now That I Found A Good Thing - 1996
Tracks: Rescue Me (1971 version) / To Be Free / Hold On This Time / I Want Everyone To Know / Now That I Found A Good Thing / I Need To Be Loved / Talking About Freedom / I Need Love / Wiping Tears / Who You Gonna Blame / My God, My Freedom, My Home. 

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