Martha Bass

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

    By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    February 7, 2012

    David Peaston, R&B and Gospel Singer: 1957-2012

    Overshadowed in death by the passing of Don Cornelius of Soul Train, St. Louis R&B and gospel singer David Peaston also died on February 1, 2012, from complications from diabetes. He was 54. Peaston was part of St. Louis gospel royalty. His mother was Martha Bass, singer in the foundational gospel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    St. Louis' Fontella Bass Hit Paydirt 46 Years Ago With "Rescue Me"

    "Rescue Me" is ubiquitous in commercial culture, featured in everything from a Pizza Hut commercial to an edgy television show starring the delightful Dennis Leary. But before the song became entwined in the glitz and glam that comes with endorsements, "Rescue Me" was St. Louis native Fontella Bass ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    Best Gospel Artist

    Fontella Bass

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Rescue Mission

    The legendary St. Louis songstress Fontella Bass headlines a benefit for the Blues Mission Fund

  • Music

    January 20, 1999