Least Remarkable Song Series – #13

The song ranked 13th among the least remarkable recorded in the history of Southern Gospel music was never intended to be a Gospel song per se.

Hillbilly Rock artist, Carl Perkins, penned the famous “Daddy Sang Bass” in 1967.  Originally recorded by Johnny Cash, the song spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard country charts in 1968.  Cash’s recording of “Daddy Sang Bass” went on to be nominated single of the year by the Country Music Association in 1969.

While there were numerous covers of this song by mainstream country artists, an abundance of Southern Gospel talent also recorded “Daddy Sang Bass”.  While the song fits the country music market, I never considered it a Gospel song and therefore that is why it finds a home on this list.

Here is a YouTube clip of the Prophets Quartet’s rendition of the song ranked 13th among the least remarkable in the history of Southern Gospel music; “Daddy Sang Bass”.

*Video Credit (Bibletone Video)


2 thoughts on “Least Remarkable Song Series – #13

  1. Hi again Steve. I’m not sure why you would not consider “Daddy Sang Bass” a gospel song. Carl Perkins early life was greatly influenced by gospel music. WikiPedia states the following: “He grew up hearing southern gospel music sung by whites in church, and by African American field workers when he started working in the cotton fields at age six.” Yes, he might have later lived kind of a rough life, but the lyrics to “Daddy Sang Bass” are gospel lyrics to me. I think fun songs of all kinds are good, as long as the lyrics are moral, because when the great anthems come along, it appears they are that much greater. I can think of a couple Dottie Rambo songs that could have been mainstream country as well, like “Where Did All the Good Folks Go?” and others. There is an overlap, particularly between wholesome country and gospel music, as you know.

    1. I don’t have an issue with the song being a fun song; it holds no lasting impact. That happened to be one of my criteria at the start of the series; lasting impact.

      Also, thanks for always providing informative comments.

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