Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass Biography

Born: July 3, 1940, St. Louis, Missouri

Died: December 26, 2012

American soul singer, best known for the 1965 R&B hit "Rescue Me" (which she unsuccessfully sought to be recognised as co-writer).

She was the wife of jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie, daughter of Martha Bass and the sister of David Peaston.

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