Mr. Bass Man


Wake up Monday morning to one of the great novelty songs of the early sixties.

It wasn’t until  years after I first heard this song that I realized the title was not “Mr. Spaceman.” I guess I thought that because of songs of the time like “One-eyed, One-horned, Flyin’ Purple People Eater.”

The song, written and sung by Johnny Cymbal, has the catchy (and, okay, ultimately annoying) bass line sung by Ronnie Bright who also appeared on Barry Mann’s “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp-Bah-Bomp-Bah- Bomp).” He later sung with The Coasters.

Thanks to YouTuber MrRJDB1969

2 thoughts on “Mr. Bass Man

  1. Hi Jack–Just a bit before my time…I prefer your title–Mr. Spaceman”. though of course it makes no sense. One of my early Brooklyn memories is guys singing do-wop at night–they must have been under the railroad trestle (Brighton Line) because though I’d get out of bed to try to see them, I never could find them.

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