Fontella Bass

Real Name:
Fontella Bowie (née Bass)
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Born: July 3, 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: December 26, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

American soul singer & pianist, 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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Albums

LPS -2997 The 'New' Look — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass The 'New' Look (Album) Checker LPS -2997 US 1966 Sell This Version
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30 AM 6117 Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass — Fontella Bass Art Ensemble Of Chicago* With Fontella Bass Art Ensemble Of Chicago* With Fontella Bass - Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass (Album) America Records 30 AM 6117 France 1971 Sell This Version
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30 AM 6119, 6119 Free — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Free (Album, Comp) Paula Records 30 AM 6119, 6119 France 1971 Sell This Version
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SN 1006 From The Root To The Source — Fontella Bass Martha Bass, Fontella Bass, David Peaston Martha Bass, Fontella Bass, David Peaston - From The Root To The Source (Album) Soul Note SN 1006 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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SLD7506 Promises, A Family Portrait Of Faith — Fontella Bass Martha Bass, Fontella Bass, David Peaston Martha Bass, Fontella Bass, David Peaston - Promises, A Family Portrait Of Faith(CD, Album) Selah Records (2) SLD7506 US 1990 Sell This Version
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CD SS 210 Everlasting Arms — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Everlasting Arms(CD, Album) Silver Spring Records CD SS 210 US 1991 Sell This Version
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7559-79309-2 Breath Of Life — Fontella Bass World Saxophone Quartet With Fontella Bass World Saxophone Quartet With Fontella Bass - Breath Of Life (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79309-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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79357-4 No Ways Tired — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass No Ways Tired (Album) Nonesuch 79357-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
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JUST 118-2 Speaking In Tongues — Fontella Bass David Murray Featuring Fontella Bass David Murray Featuring Fontella Bass - Speaking In Tongues (Album) Justin Time JUST 118-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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CD 048 Live In Italy — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass, The Voices Of St. Louis , Special Guest: David Peaston Fontella Bass, The Voices Of St. Louis , Special Guest: David Peaston - Live In Italy(CD) Il Manifesto - Around Jazz CD 048 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
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JUST 157-2 Travellin' — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass & The Voices Of St. Louis Fontella Bass & The Voices Of St. Louis - Travellin'(CD, Album) Justin Time JUST 157-2 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

140 Honey Bee / Bad Boy — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Honey Bee / Bad Boy (Single) Bobbin 140 US 1962 Sell This Version
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134 I Don't Hurt Anymore — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass I Don't Hurt Anymore(7", Single) Bobbin 134 US 1962 Sell This Version
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5005 I Love The Man — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra* Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra* - I Love The Man (Single) Prann Records 5005 US 1963 Sell This Version
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2006 Poor Little Fool / This Would Make Me Happy — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Poor Little Fool / This Would Make Me Happy (Single) Sonja 2006 US 1964 Sell This Version
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1097 Don't Mess Up A Good Thing — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure - Don't Mess Up A Good Thing (Single) Checker 1097 US 1965 Sell This Version
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1097 Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Jerk Loose — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure With Oliver Sain And Orchestra* / Oliver Sain Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure With Oliver Sain And Orchestra* / Oliver Sain - Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Jerk Loose (Single) Checker 1097 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CH-049 Don't Jump / You'll Miss Me — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure - Don't Jump / You'll Miss Me (Single) Checker CH-049 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
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1120 Rescue Me — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Rescue Me (Single) Checker 1120 US 1965 Sell This Version
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1131 Recovery — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Recovery (Single) Checker 1131 US 1965 Sell This Version
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GX 07-243 Sálvame (Rescue Me) — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Sálvame (Rescue Me)(7", EP) Gamma (4) GX 07-243 Mexico 1965 Sell This Version
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70 885, 70885 Rescue Me — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Rescue Me(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 70 885, 70885 France 1965 Sell This Version
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CRS 8042 Safe And Sound — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass Safe And Sound (Single) Checker CRS 8042 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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CH-1137 I Surrender / I Can't Rest  — Fontella Bass Fontella Bass I Surrender / I Can't Rest (Single) Checker CH-1137 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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1100 Fontella Bass You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Oh No, Not My Baby(7") Checker 1100 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version