Category Archives: Great Artists

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Jim Nabors

Rest in peace, Jim Nabors.

You were part of my childhood, as Gomer Pyle.

I remember watching television as your show was in re-runs after school.  I was perhaps 10 when the “Impossible Dream” episode played.

I cried.

And for years I’ve used this video clip in classes and in voice lessons.

Today, I cry again.  Your rendition of “The Impossible Dream,” with the USMC Band on stage at Constitution Hall, has never been bettered.

King’s Singers

My colleague Trent Patterson found a King’s Singers 10th anniversary concert album at a record shop recently, and bought it for me.

I listened to it on Sunday, on my turntable that I so seldom use, but which is now posted in the living room and plugged into the stereo system.


My doctoral professor Simon Carrington is at lower right in the photo on the album cover!