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Chris in Wheaton Obit: Hamilton Camp (2 Oct 2005) (42) RE: Obit: Hamilton Camp (2 Oct 2005) 04 Oct 05

I talked my friend and our dates to go down to the Gate after our high school graduation party - June, 1961. I know they had the record coming out. It had been previewed on the Midnight Special, I think. But we only saw Bob -- he and Hamilton really did not play together much. When they did the revisited tour, I asked Hamilton if he and Bob had been friends in Chicago and he said no - that the duo was conceived by the record company - wow - what a wonderful miracle that was!! They were pretty much complete opposites.
My favorite song of his is Gypsy - it should be his classic, IMHO. The Homemade Music cd and some duo's on Bob's Loving You are also really fine music - like Me and Jimmie Rogers.
Would be nice if the new cd does capture some of his great spirit.
There was also a Folkscene interview that I hope is played again or put on the web.
I think he was a very spiritual person, which I think was part of what made him a great comic actor - more in the spirit of Emmitt Kelly and Buster Keaton than the Laugh-in types when he started. He was great in Heaven Can Wait, the tv series that he did, and wasn't he on Newhart too? The riff on Hill Street was nice too.
A great spirit, a great man, great actor, and great musician - he should have been more famous!
Very glad that he passed my way and left a song or two still playing in my mind,
Chris in Wheaton

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