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It was a wonderful time for a wonderful generation.



I have posted a few of my favorite songs from The King and I.

It is probably my favorite Broadway musical.

I often choke up and get goose bumps … in part because I think of my father, Alan Smith; and his dear friends and collaborators J. Arthur (Joe) Williams and Rev. A. Paul Gallivan (Father Paul).

It was a wonderful time for a wonderful generation: that of my parents. How I miss them; their deeds and their music.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   March 2023

St. Paul Catholic church, Dorchester, MA, program, “The King and I,” 1958


Sr. Paul's musicale program including Dad BEST PHOTO.jpg


Alan Smith, musician, was my father.


— Roger W. Smith

    February 2016