In this Sept. 2, 1995 photo, Fontella Bass dances with Vernon Harris and Curtis Berry on the stage as she sings her 1965 hit "Resuce Me" at the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival. The St. Louis-born ... more 
In this Sept. 2, 1995 photo, Fontella Bass dances with Vernon Harris and Curtis Berry on the stage as she sings her 1965 hit "Resuce Me" at the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Odell Mitchell Jr.) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Odell Mitchell Jr.
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