Fontella Bass

60’s Pop

Years active: 1961-2012

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Born July 3, 1940,      Died Dec. 26, 2012 (aged 72), St. Louis, Missouri


Discography: Fontella Bass

Fontella Marie Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter best known for her 1965 hit, "Rescue Me."

Early life

Fontella Bass was born in St. LouisMissouri, the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (a member of the Clara Ward Singers). She was the older sister of R&B singer David Peaston. At an early age, Fontella showed great musical talent. At the age of five, she provided the piano accompaniment for her grandmother's singing at funeral services, she sang in her church's choir at six, and by the time she was nine, she had accompanied her mother on tours throughout the South and Southwest America.  Read full text here >>> Fontella Bass

Original releases CHECKER 1120 (US) 1965   b/w   CHESS 1845 (US) 1963

This release, re-issues on  ERIC 236 [1979]

Fontella BassRescue me - 1965   b/w   Jan Bradley - Mama didn't lie - 1963

Fontella Bass - Rescue me - 1965

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