Talented Family Band Belts Out 'Daddy Sang Bass'

Talented Family Band Belts Out 'Daddy Sang Bass'

Meet The French Family as their talented family band belts out the classic, “Daddy Sang Bass!”

The French Family may sound like they were raised in the south, but, indeed, this group arrived here in the U.S. just two years ago from Australia. And, Nashville is better for it!

Camille, originally from New Zealand, and Stuie, raised in Tasmania, were living with their three children in The Land Down Under before moving to the states. Can you imagine hanging out with this clan as they dance, sing, strum, and smile the evenings away? Sounds like Heaven, doesn’t it!

They're singing a song about Heaven here, in fact. It’s the story of a single family member that remains after losing Mom, Dad, and little brother over the years. This grown and perhaps old man recalls how the hard times they had were made better by the family’s singing together in a circle; they sang loud enough to be heard for “a country mile.”

Here are a few lines from this 1968 tune:

'Cause singin' seems to help a troubled soul
One of these days and it won't be long
I'll rejoin them in a song
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne

Now, check out the cutie in front. That’s daughter Manaia. Isn’t she adorable as she tries out different moves during the song? She seems a little squirmy with no instrument in her hands, but she never misses her cue to “join in there.”

Sonny is the younger of Stuie and Camille’s two sons. He plays the acoustic guitar and sings backup here, but he takes the lead at times. With a quick online search, you’ll find Sonny singing lead on an oldie titled “Made in Japan,” first recorded by Buck Owens.

The Family French gets a bit of help from Dennis Crouch and Gregg Stocki, but all of the musicians appear relaxed and natural and happy! I don’t think this is work for any of them. See, sure enough, “singin’ seems to help a troubled soul!”

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

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