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Daddy Sang Bass

Music by Carl Perkins

Originally Performed by Johnny Cash

"Daddy Sang Bass" is a 1968 single written by Carl Perkins, with lines from the chorus of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" and recorded by Johnny Cash. "Daddy Sang Bass" was Johnny Cash's sixty-first release on the country chart. The song went to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart for 6 weeks and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart. The single reached No. 56 on the Cashbox pop singles chart in 1969. "Daddy Sang Bass" was also released on the Columbia Records Hall of Fame Series as a 45, #13-33153, b/w "Folsom Prison Blues" (live version). The record was nominated in the CMA awards category of Single of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA) in 1969.

    Release Date: 1968


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : Blue Grass Gospel : 01 Songbook : 073999040722 : 1423444043 : 00204072

Various : Blue Grass Gospel

30 songs written in traditional four-part harmony with guitar chords.

Songlist: Church In The Wildwood, Daddy Sang Bass, Don't Ever Let Go Of My Hand, Everybody Will Be Happy Over There, Going To Live In Green Pastures, Great Speckled Bird, He Set Me Free, He Speaks To Me, I Saw The Light, I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian (Than Anything I Know), I'll Fly Away, I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal, Jesus Will Outshine Them All, Leave It In Hands Of Lord, Life's Railway To Heaven, Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, Mama's Sugar, Me And Jesus, O Come, Angel Band, The Pilgrim, Put Something Back, Safely In The Arms Of Jesus, Someday This Old Road Won't Be So Long, That's The Man I'm Looking For, The Unclouded Day, A Thing Called Love, Turn Your Radio On, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Wings Of A Dove

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7920b | Songbook | $9.95


Johnny Cash : The Essential Johnny Cash : Solo : Songbook : 073999061475 : 0793575834 : 00306147

Johnny Cash : The Essential Johnny Cash

Over 40 classics, including: A Boy Named Sue - Daddy Sang Bass - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk the Line - Jackson - The Man in Black - Orange Blossom Special - Ring of Fire - Tennessee Flat Top Box - and more.

Songlist: Come In, Stranger, Cry, Cry, Cry, Hey, Porter, Luther's Boogie (Luther Played The Boogie), So Doggone Lonesome, Guess Things Happen That Way, After The Ball, All Over Again, Give My Love To Rose, Singin' In Vietnam Talkin' Blues (Bring The Boys Back Home), The Last Time, Bad News, The Rebel (The Ballad of Johnny Yuma), Without Love, The Big Battle, Frankie's Man, Johnny, What Do I Care, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen, Ballad Of Ira Hayes, Big River, Daddy Sang Bass, A Boy Named Sue, Busted, Dark As A Dungeon, Don't Take Your Guns To Town, Five Feet High And Rising, Flesh And Blood, Folsom Prison Blues, (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend), I Got Stripes, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 40087b | Songbook | $19.95


Johnny Cash : Johnny Cash Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 884088573102 : 1458403467 : 00307259

Johnny Cash : Johnny Cash Anthology

Over 80 of the best from the Man in Black, arranged for piano and voice with chord frames. Songs: Ballad of a Teenage Queen - A Boy Named Sue - Cry, Cry, Cry - Daddy Sang Bass - Don't Take Your Guns to Town - Folsom Prison Blues - Get Rhythm - Highway Patrolman - I Walk the Line - I've Been Everywhere - Jackson - The Long Black Veil - The Man in Black - Orange Blossom Special - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Ring of Fire - Solitary Man - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Tennessee Flat Top Box - Wreck of the Old 97 - You Win Again - and more.

Songlist: Come In, Stranger, Cry, Cry, Cry, Hey, Porter, Luther's Boogie (Luther Played The Boogie), So Doggone Lonesome, Girl From The North Country, Guess Things Happen That Way, After The Ball, See Ruby Fall, All Over Again, Give My Love To Rose, Blistered, Singin' In Vietnam Talkin' Blues (Bring The Boys Back Home), Bad News, The Rebel (The Ballad of Johnny Yuma), Without Love, The Big Battle, Frankie's Man, Johnny, What Do I Care, Bull Rider, Kate, Doin' My Time, There You Go, I'm Leavin' Now, It Ain't Me Babe, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen, Ballad Of Ira Hayes, Home Of The Blues, Train Of Love, The Shifting Whispering Sands, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 40088b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book : Solo : Songbook : 884088219635 : 1423435672 : 00240319

Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book

More than 100 country favorites all in the key of C, arranged with simplified harmonies and melodies and complete lyrics. A fake book has one-line music notation consisting of melody, lyrics, and chord symbols. This lead sheet format is a "musical shorthand" which is an invaluable resource for all musicians - hobbyists and professionals. In the event that you haven't used chord symbols to create accompaniment, or your experience is limited, a chord speller chart is included at the back of the book to help you get started.

Songlist: Abilene, Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart), Act Naturally, All I Have To Do Is Dream, All My Ex's Live In Texas, Always On My Mind, Any Day Now, Any Time, Blue, Blue Bayou, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Bonaparte's Retreat, Boot Scootin' Boogie, Bouquet Of Roses, Breathe, Busted, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, The Chair, Chattahoochee, Cold, Cold Heart, Could I Have This Dance, Crazy, Cryin' Time, Crying, Daddy Sang Bass, Daddy's Hands, Dang Me, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5139b | Songbook | $19.95


Mark IV : Mark IV : 00  1 CD

Mark IV : Mark IV    Out of Print

Many personnel changes, some of them brought about by Uncle Sam, brought together the talented foursome that won the Gold in St. Louis in 1969. Mo Rector, fine bass of the '58 champs, the Gaynotes, baritone Dale Deiser, lead Alan Koberstein, and tenor Franklin Spears were years ahead of their time in finesse, warm rich sound, and overall musicianship. They only stayed together until 1974, pleasing audiences with their music and gracious personalities; but we are left with this masterpiece cd. Pure entertainment, from "Anything Goes" and "Daddy Sang Bass," to "Every Step Of The Way" and "If You Love Me, Really Love Me." 22 songs in all, a generous helping of the stuff barbershop is made of, the top of the Mark!

Songlist: Anything Goes, Don't Blame Me, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Struttin' Down The Main Street, It's Magic, That Old Gang Of Mine, This Is My Lucky Day, If You Love Me, Really Love Me, I Wanna Be Around, That Lucky Old Sun, Think Summer, The Nearness of You, Daddy Sang Bass, Alexander's Band Is Back In Dixieland, Her Majesty, My Mother, Every Step Of The Way, So Tell Me Babe, What's New, Thinking Of You, Grand Knowing You, Old Piano Roll Blues, I'd Give A Million Tomorrows

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5547c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Perfect Gentlemen : 4 Beers and 10 Tags : 00  1 CD

Perfect Gentlemen : 4 Beers and 10 Tags

2002 Harmony Sweeps winners Perfect Gentlemen's 3rd CD has 20 songs; some classic barbershop like "Blue Skies," "The Good Old Days" and "Diane," and some non-traditional stuff like "Gimme Some Skin," "Ukelele Lady," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Java Jive," "Beware My Foolish Heart" and "Room Service," Some light guitar, piano and ukelele (but the emphasis remains on the rich harmonies) on songs like "Java Jive," "Gimme Some Skin" and "Room Service," which we heard when they hosted the Sweeps Finals, where their sound reminded us of groups like the Hi-Lo's and 4 Freshmen. The Gents can make a barbershop chord ring with the best of them, but we like their tendency to try different, even accompanied stuff, like jive, swing and 50s jazz/pop. These guys are funny, versatile, flat-out great entertainers!

Songlist: Blue Skies, If Ever I Would Leave You, "The Meanest Thing You Ever Did Was Kiss Me", My Foolish Heart, I Want You To Be My Baby, 'Taint No Sin to Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around In Your Bones", Newly Recorded Java Jive, Red, Red Robin, They Wrote 'em in the Good Ol' Days, Daddy Sang Bass, Ukelele Lady, "Word Salad", May Each Day, Gimme Some Skin

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5361c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Welcome To Nashville : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Welcome To Nashville

As hundreds of Barbershop quartets descended on Nashville in July of 2008, it occurred to ten of the best of them to record a tribute to the Music City. Thus was born this sweet little collection of 10 tunes: Gotcha!'s "Be My Baby Tonight," OC Times' "Honey (Open That Door)/Hey Good Lookin' Medley," Realtime's "Rocky Top," The Rounders" (featuring the Jordanaires) "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Men In Black's "Roly Poly," Vocal Spectrum's "Daddy Sang Bass," Great Nashville Singout's "Crazy," Tonehenge's "Senior Citizen Blues," State Line Grocery's "Tennessee Waltz" and Rural Route 4's "I've Been Everywhere." "Welcome" is a tasty smorgasbord of country flavors that will make you want to sing along!

Songlist: Be My Baby Tonight, Honey (Open That Door)/ Hey Good Lookin' Medley, Rocky Top, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Roly Poly, Daddy Sang Bass, Crazy, Senior Citizen Blues, Tennessee Waltz, I've Been Everywhere

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5843c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Daddy Sang Bass : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Carl Perkins :  1 CD : 08202156 : 884088204396

Kirby Shaw : Daddy Sang Bass

Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor and everyone will join right in! Carl Perkins' gospel classic will be a toe-tapping highlight of almost any concert. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Carl Perkins

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202156 | Showtrax CD Available


Daddy Sang Bass : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Carl Perkins : Sheet Music : 08202157 : 884088204402

Kirby Shaw : Daddy Sang Bass

Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor and everyone will join right in! Carl Perkins' gospel classic will be a toe-tapping highlight of almost any concert. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Carl Perkins

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202157 | Showtrax CD Available


Daddy Sang Bass : 2-Part : Kirby Shaw : Carl Perkins : Sheet Music : 08202158 : 884088204419

Kirby Shaw : Daddy Sang Bass

Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor and everyone will join right in! Carl Perkins' gospel classic will be a toe-tapping highlight of almost any concert. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Carl Perkins

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202158 | Showtrax CD Available

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