Southern Gospel Perspective

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11/29/2007

Jim Hamill Passes

I hated to hear the very sad news that "Big" Jim Hamill has passed away at 5:30 this morning.

Jim was one of my favorite lead singers of all time, but will likely be remembered more for his showmanship than his singing. He is easily the greatest MC of the last 40 years. No one else is even close.

Jim Hamill's time with the Kingsmen saw them reach the pinnacle of their success and be one of the great draws in Southern Gospel. Would there have been a Kingsmen without Jim? Yes, but it would in no way resemble the Kingsmen that we remember.

God Bless Jim's family and friends.

4 Comments:

Anonymous rh said...

"If you're gonna do it, do it" and you did it! We'll miss you Big Jim.

2:12 AM  
Blogger Southern Gospel Perspective said...

Classic! I could listen to Jimisms all day!!

Thanks!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family had a gospel quartet over 20 years ago and we put some money together to make an album. Jim produced it for us, and Anthony Berger played the piano for us. I don't remember the names of the other musicians. It was a memory we will never forget, sitting in that studio with Jim and Anthony, who have both gone to be with the Lord. Wow, what awesome singing must be doing, and with Anthony now on the piano. I can't wait to join them again in singing praises to our Lord and King. Paulette Clardy,Bowling Green, KY

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best stage "general", period.

10:04 PM  

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