The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58322   Message #2012653
Posted By: Stringsinger
31-Mar-07 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Happy! Sam
Subject: RE: Happy! Sam
Sam Hinton is not only a great folklorist, singer, oceanographer, biologist and educational leader in the university system of California but he happens to be a generous a supportive human being.

I had the honor of his being a mentor for me. He presented me in my solo folk song concert at San Diego State College in 1952 which started a musical career for me.

He has helped countless people in the San Diego area in their interest in folk music.

He is an accomplished performer of folk music and has an extraordinary ability to do what I've never heard from other performer, whistle in two part harmony, whistle and sing Bach counterpoint at the same time and his animal sounds and imitations are legendary among people who know him.

He has done something interesting in his presentation of folk music that I haven't seen too often. He is able to present a chain of folk songs showing their origination and their historical variants consecutively.

Sam is not only a great performer delighting audiences of all ages but is a scholar as well.

He is the true rennaisance man.

Frank Hamilton