The Bassmen

The BassmenFrom: Birmingham, AL, USA

The Bassmen, not to be confused with the band of the same name out of Arizona, formed in 1962 when a group of students in grade nine formed a band. Originally known as The Church Keys, the band consisted of Tom Allison (drums), Rob Hackney (guitar), Mike Easter (bass), Chuck Butterworth (keys), and Charlie Feldman (vocals). The following year, the band added Vaughn Rives on rhythm guitar, and Butterworth was replaced by Steve Gilmer on keys. They changed their name to The Bassmen and recorded their single “I Need You” / “Leigh Anne” at Boutwell’s Recording Studio in English Village. “I Need You” received a lot of local airplay gaining the band local popularity. After going through some personnel changes, The Bassmen morphed into The Candystore Prophets.

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Vaughn-LTD VA-101 – 1966
I Need You

  • I Need You