R&B Singer Fontella Bass (1940-2012)

Fontella Bass, R&B soul singer famous for her hit “Rescue Me,” died Wednesday.  She was 72 years old.

Bass was the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass of the Clara Ward Singers.  Her brother, R&B and gospel singer David Peaston, passed in February of this year.

Read more on the career of Fontella Bass here.

David Peaston of R&B and gospel acclaim has died

David Peaston, son of the Clara Ward Singers’ Martha Bass and brother of soul singer Fontella Bass (“Rescue Me”), died Wednesday from complications of diabetes.  He was 54.
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Peaston is probably most known for his songs, “Two Wrongs (Don’t Make It Right)” and “Can I?” which came following his big break on Showtime at the Apollo in the late 1980’s.
In the early 1990’s, the Soul Train Award winner recorded a gospel album with his mother and sister called Promises: A Family Portrait Of Faith. 
GMF sends condolences to Peaston’s family, friends, and supporters.

You can read more about his career at www.stltoday.com.