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Who played bass with Fontella Bass?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Alan Vorse, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. I've always loved "Rescue Me" and just heard the song "Hold On This Time." Great bass playing all around. (What an appropriate name for an artist with so many great basslines).;)
  2. From a bio of Fontella Bass at

    "The song featured a crack horn section led by soul tenor Gene Barge. It boasted heated call-and-response vocals, with Minnie Riperton among background singers. And it was driven by a crack rhythm section including drummer Maurice White (pre-Earth, Wind and Fire) and bassist Louis Satterfield, whose monster riffs are frequently credited with the song's success."

    That's cred.
  3. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
  4. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
    Louis Satterfield is one unknown/underrated bassist. I first heard him on a Willie Dixon album. If he's good enough for Willie.......
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I'm pretty sure that Satterfield is (was?) a trombonist also. He did horn work with EWF in the 1970s. I've heard him play bass alse also, but I cannot think of any names.

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