Bassies, The

Clifford Morrison, George Blake, Richard Smith

Also known as Bases, Bases, The, Bases. The, Bassies
Members of Bassies, The: Clifford Morrison

Discography of Bassies, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Checking Out / Darling You Are Mine 2 Audio Studio One
2 Evening Time / Ease Up 2 Audio Coxsone Records
3 Every Body Rude Now / Beware 2 Audio 1967 Coxsone Records
4 River Jordon / Swing Easy 2 Audio Coxsone Records
5 I Don't Mind 2 Audio Coxsone Records
6 Everybody Rude Now / Beware 2 Audio Coxsone Records
7 Race Track / I Don't Mind 2 Audio 1968 Studio One
8 Things A Come To Bump 2 Audio 1967 COXSON
9 Things A Come To Bump 2 Audio Coxsone Records
10 River Jordon / Swing Easy 2 Audio 1967 Coxsone Records


They started recording in 1967. Later they changed their name to [a=Victors, The].

[a=Clifford Morrison] was leading the band. The Bassies recorded with producers like [a=Sonia Pottinger], [a=Clement "Coxsone" Dodd] and [a=Arthur "Duke" Reid]. All known recording happened between 1967-1969. They scored one big hit "Big Mistake" which originally got released on [r=1102557]. Further known recordings are "You can't stop me" and "Things A Come Up To Bump" for [a=Clement "Coxsone" Dodd] in 1967, and on at least one [a=Soul Vendors, The] back them up, so presumably they do on all [l=Studio One] recordings. One of their most famous songs ist their version of "River Jordan", in which the trio is eloquently talking about biblical "facts", treating the river, on which they think that big ships can sail (sure, on the Dead Sea), as a girl which it counts to win. All recordings made in 1969 for [a=Sonia Pottinger] are credited to their alias [a=Victors, The]. Afterwards they got soon forgotten.


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