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James "Big Jim" Hamill
Birth: Aug. 10, 1934
Big Stone Gap
Wise County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 2007
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA

Gospel Singer. Big Jim got his start singing with Cecil Blackwood in the Songfellows in 1952. Jim met Cecil Blackwood when his father, Rev. James Hamill, preached at the Blackwood Brothers' home church in Memphis, TN. Over the next several years, Hamill sang with the Weatherfords, the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Rebels, and the Oak Ridge Quartet. Hamill is best remembered for the 25 years he spent singing lead and doing emcee work for the Kingsmen Quartet of Asheville, NC. He left the Kingsmen for a brief period to sing with the Senators in 1976, but soon returned. Another important part of Hamill's legacy was his role as a mentor to younger singers. This aspect of his personality extended beyond the Kingsmen family to numerous up-and-coming groups over the years. After retiring from the road, Hamill continued to appear at select dates with the Kingsmen. Hamill's induction into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame came in 2004.  (bio by: Timbo) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: Timbo
Record added: Apr 06, 2008
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James Big Jim Hamill
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