Singer/songwriter Fontella Bass has died of complications of a heart attack. She was 72.
Born in St. Louis to a gospel singing family, Bass hit the stratosphere in 1965 with the monster hit “Rescue Me” which she co-wrote. Unfortunately, she never had another hit and it wasn’t until 1993 that Bass received steady royalty payments for her masterpiece.
“Rescue Me” has been covered by numerous artists. In fact, the first version of this song I ever heard was Linda Ronstadt’s 1971 cover.
I leave you with the unlikely pairing of Bass and Lyle Lovett singing “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” on British television.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?