“Rescue Me” – Fontella Bass (1965)
One-hit wonder. The studio band included drummer Maurice White and bassist Louis Satterfield, who went on to form Earth, Wind and Fire. Minnie Riperton sang backing vocals.
In 1965, Fontella Bass was married to avant-garde trumpet player Lester Bowie, who became a founding member of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). (They divorced in 1978; he died in 1999.) she died in 2012 at age 72.
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