Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday Soul - Rescue Me

Rescue me, take me in your arms.
Rescue me, I want your tender charms.
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm blue.
I need you and your love too.
Come on and rescue me.

No, it's not Aretha Franklin singing, although Fontella had a very similar background singing Gospel music before moving over to the secular side. This song was her biggest hit, and came out in 1965, two years before Aretha hit the national scene. Although she faded from the public eye, The Cinematic Orchestra invited her to appear on two of their albums, including their latest from last year.

Fontella Bass - Rescue Me : Rescue Me 7"

Fontella Bass - Soul of the Man : Rescue Me 7" B-side

The Cinematic Orchestra - Breathe (feat. Fontella Bass) : Ma Fleur

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