R.I.P. Fontella Bass

December 27th, 2012
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Known for the classic R&B song “Rescue Me,” Fontella Bass passed away on the evening of December 26, three weeks following a heart attack. Read on for more details.

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Bass signed with Chess Records in the 1960s but her career first sprang from touring with her gospel singer mother, Martha Bass. Ike Turner also had a hand in her early career by producing several of her first few tracks.

Bass was married to late jazz performer Lester Bowie, who passed away in 1999.

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