Soul Singer

Bobby Womack performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer With Brave Second Act, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.


Fontella Bass, who became famous for her hit song "Rescue Me," died on Dec. 27 in Missouri. She was 72.

‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies At 72

Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, has died. She was 72.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2012

Singer/songwriter Teena Marie has died at the age of 54. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

R&B Singer Teena Marie Dead At 54

Award-winning R&B singer and songwriter Teena Marie, most known for the 1984 hit “Lovergirl,” has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2010

November 21, 2008 -- US soul music pioneer Solomon Burke performs on stage in the southern German city of Stuttgart. (Michael Latz/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Cry To Me’: Legendary Soul Singer Solomon Burke Dies

Dubbed one of the best soul singers of all time, Solomon Burke died early Sunday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport at age 70.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2010