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Fontella Bass
Fontella Bass in 1965
Background information
Born (1940-07-03)July 3, 1940
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died December 26, 2012(2012-12-26) (aged 72)
St. Louis, Missouri
Genres Soul, R&B, pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1961–2012
Labels Bobbin Records
Chess Records
Associated acts Mary Wells, Dionne Warwick, The Supremes, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lester Bowie

Fontella Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American singer. She was born in St. Louis. Her song "Rescue Me" hit #1 in the US R&B Singles Chart in 1965. She also had many other successful songs. She died due to complications from a heart attack.

Bass was the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass.


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