Birmingham’s own Blues – Gospel – Country singer Sam Frazier passed away on March 23, 2021
Sam Frazier, Jr. (b. Aug 12, 1943; d. March 23, 2021) a Birmingham singer who sang the blues, RnB, gospel and country, whose career spans recording in NYC, Birmingham and Los Angeles, Sam came up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Birmingham, played a blues harp and guitar with Johnny Otis in L.A; also sang with the Golden Hummingbirds, a local gospel group, and sang and wrote country music, performing on the Country Boy Eddie early morning TV show on WBRC Channel 6 in Birmingham for some 14 years, the first African American on that show. Up until his recent illness in 2020, he was still performing with his band around Birmingham.
Mr. Sam Frazier will be laid to rest on Saturday April 3rd, 2021. Funeral Services will be held at St. John Baptist Church Edgewater, 7313 Arabia Ave, Birmingham, AL 35224.
Services will begin at 1pm. Services will also be live streamed via Robert’s Funeral Home website.
Public viewing will be held at Robert’s Funeral Home on Friday, April 2nd 2021 starting from 1pm till 6pm. Location: 1337 Bessemer Rd, Birmingham, AL 35208. Mask/SD will be required.
Final resting location will be at Carver Memorial Gardens, 1020 Minor Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35224.