Kin Vassy

Real Name:
Charles Kindred Vassy
Profile:
One of the most successful and enduring talents to come out of the Back Porch Majority, Charles Kindred Vassy later sang on records with Elvis Presley and on several of Frank Zappa's recordings. He was a successful songwriter as well.

A graduate of Auburn University in Alabama, Vassy became a folk singer in Phoenix, AZ. After making his name in local coffeehouses as a singer and instrumentalist, he was hired by Randy Sparks for the Back Porch Majority. In addition to performances with Zappa on stage in the early '70s, he worked with Elvis Presley as a vocalist. He was also a songwriter, with one of his compositions, "My First Night Alone Without You," being recorded by Bonnie Raitt on her album Home Plate in 1975. He was also mentioned by name in John Stewart's song "Gold."

Two of his own singles reached the top 40 on the country charts, and he was well known in Nashville. Vassy downplayed his association with Zappa, owing to his conservative deep south family background.

Born August 16, 1943 and died of cancer on June 23, 1994
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Singles & EPs

Kin Vassy - Gamblin' Man / Tracks Run Through The City album art Kin Vassy Gamblin' Man / Tracks Run Through The City (Single) Epic US 1967 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - I Think I Just Found My Mind  album art Kin Vassy I Think I Just Found My Mind (Single) UNI Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham album art Kin Vassy Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham UNI Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - I Just Wanna Give My Love To You album art Kin Vassy I Just Wanna Give My Love To You (Single) UNI Records US 1969 Sell This Version
55262 Kin Vassy - Revelation album art Kin Vassy Revelation(7", Promo) UNI Records 55262 US 1970 Sell This Version
45,244 Kin Vassy - Bitter Blue (Mono) / (Stereo) album art Kin Vassy Bitter Blue (Mono) / (Stereo)(7", Single, Promo) Bell Records 45,244 US 1972 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind album art Kin Vassy Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (Single) International Artists US 1978 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye/Fort Worth Featherbed album art Kin Vassy Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye/Fort Worth Featherbed (Single) International Artists US 1980 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Sneakin' Around album art Kin Vassy Sneakin' Around (Single) Liberty US 1981 Sell This Version
P-A-1440 Kin Vassy When You Were Blue And I Was Green(7", Promo) Liberty P-A-1440 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-1440 Kin Vassy - A Honky Tonk Heart / When You Were Blue And I Was Green album art Kin Vassy A Honky Tonk Heart / When You Were Blue And I Was Green(7") Liberty A-1440 US 1981 Sell This Version
1407 Kin Vassy Likin' Him And Lovin' You(7", Promo) Liberty 1407 US 1981 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Tryin' To Love Two / All For The Love Of A Girl album art Kin Vassy Tryin' To Love Two / All For The Love Of A Girl Liberty US 1982 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy Lonely Hearts / Cast The First Stone (Single) Liberty US 1982 Sell This Version
P-B-1469 Kin Vassy Women In Love(7", Promo) Liberty P-B-1469 US 1982 Sell This Version
TBP 1 Kin Vassy - Christmas Time With You album art Kin Vassy Christmas Time With You(7", Single, Promo) True Bliss Productions TBP 1 US 1983 Sell This Version
Kin Vassy - Goin' Back To Heaven / Stay Out Of My Bedroom album art Stella Parton And Kim Vassy* / Sylvester Stallone With Dolly Parton Stella Parton And Kim Vassy* / Sylvester Stallone With Dolly Parton - Goin' Back To Heaven / Stay Out Of My Bedroom RCA Canada 1984 Sell This Version
45,316 Kin Vassy - Bayou Song album art Kin Vassy Bayou Song(7", Promo) Bell Records 45,316 US Unknown Sell This Version

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