ike turner http://kbia.org en St. Louis soul singer Fontella Bass dies http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-soul-singer-fontella-bass-dies <p>A popular soul singer of the 1960s from St. Louis has died, according to KTVI-TV in St. Louis. Fontella Bass started singing on showboats in the St. Louis area and her early records were produced by Ike Turner. She started off with popularity only in the region, but her recording "Rescue Me" became a smash hit, reaching number one on the billboard charts for four weeks in October of 1965.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:52:52 +0000 Darren Hellwege 26472 at http://kbia.org St. Louis soul singer Fontella Bass dies