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Rescue Me... RIP Fontella Bass

Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:29 am

Please join me in remembering St. Louis' own, Fontella Bass. She passed away on Dec. 26 surrounded by family and friends.

Ms. Bass wrote and recorded a hit R&B song in 1965, Rescue Me. And what a hit it was!

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http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/fontella-bass-dies-singer-of-rescue-me-was-a-hit/article_522424e5-84fa-5451-843b-bfe88651ff85.html

Re: Rescue Me... RIP Fontella Bass

Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:38 am

Thank you for letting us know. She was wonderful. I looked her up, and found that she'd been having serious health problems since 2005. This past December, she had a heart attack, and the day after Christmas, passed away. Very sad. May she rest in peace.

Great singer.

rjm

Re: Rescue Me... RIP Fontella Bass

Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:48 am

rjm wrote:Thank you for letting us know. She was wonderful. I looked her up, and found that she'd been having serious health problems since 2005. This past December, she had a heart attack, and the day after Christmas, passed away. Very sad. May she rest in peace.

Great singer.

rjm


Robin, if you checked out the second link in my post, you were treated to Fontella singing her hit song on the TV Show, Shindig. The back-up group on the right should look familiar. :wink:

Re: Rescue Me... RIP Fontella Bass

Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:22 am

I was sure that we'd had a thread about this already but can't see it. Maybe I imagined it. I did put up a short obit for her:
http://www.classicpopicons.com/fontella ... s-aged-72/

Re: Rescue Me... RIP Fontella Bass

Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:28 am

TJ wrote:I was sure that we'd had a thread about this already but can't see it. Maybe I imagined it. I did put up a short obit for her:
http://www.classicpopicons.com/fontella ... s-aged-72/


Thank you, TJ. I missed that.