Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Singles No. 1

Checker #1137 (March 1966)
Fontella Bass: »I Surrender« / »I Can't Rest«

Song facts:
The only 45 by Fontella Bass to get both sides into the charts. On the other hand, »I Surrender« was the last of Fontella's songs ever to enter the Hot 100.
     The A side entered the Hot 100 on March 26, 1966, at #84 and peaked in May at #78. Strong airplay was reported from Detroit, St. Louis and Los Angeles in April. The tune reached #33 in the R&B Top 40 in May 1966.
     The B side entered the R&B Top 40 on April 23, 1966, peaking at #31.

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