By Charlie Johnston
A HUGE thank you to reader, Ed Allison. The bass singer at the beginning of this rendition of “How Great Thou Art “is my Uncle Billy Johnston. It was recorded over 50 years ago. He was the original bass singer in the Masters Quartet and did, I think, three albums with them before he moved away. He lost all his copies of his old albums in a flood. I have searched thrift stores for about a decade, looking for a stray copy, with no luck. When Ed first sent this link, I was too scared to believe this was really it. I sent it to his daughter, my cousin Tammy, who is overjoyed, for it is him. She will share it with him today. I love my Uncle Billy, who is now 80…and am so glad he will have this piece once again from when he was young. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ed Allison. You have made a family happy today.