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March 25, 2013
Blues defines the soul of a people. Thanks for sharing your talent, time, and lot of gret blues.
May 14, 2010
Mr. Sam Carr was well known for his creative and imaginative way in playing the drums.
At John 5:28, 29, Jesus said: “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
Mr. Carr may be gone for now, but soon he has the Hope of a Resurrection.
Keep hope alive!

Our Condolence to the Family and his Friends
April 03, 2010
For Sam...a drummer who was considered an anchor in the blues scene that continues to draw fans to the poverty-stricken Delta region where the music form was born.

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
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jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
October 16, 2009
I spent 6 months in Clarksdale Ms in 2005 and had the opportunity to see Mr Carr perform many times. One evening at Reds I sat down with him and had beer and Barbeque before he played with "T-Model" Ford. He talked about some of his history with me as if I was someone he had known for years. It was quite a memorable experience for me.

I am sad to have learned of the passing of this ledgend.
October 15, 2009
Another bluesman to help play in the greatest band of all; the one in heaven~ Know you'll be greated with Al (my'lil red rooster) & the rest of the best. Sincere condolences. MCC
Down the river from Delta, home of da blues!
October 15, 2009
WILL BE MISSED BY THE GEORGIA LEGACY FOUNDATION.
October 15, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
October 14, 2009
I know Sam was loved by all who knew him. My mon was a resident of Washington county which I consider my home. I am a native of Louisiana but every time I visit the Delta it gives me a warm feeling. Part of that warm feeling comes from the awsome Blues community I enjoy with each return to the part of the country my mom so loved. I know Sam had to be a special person. I never met Sam but if there is anything I can do to help you please do not hesitate to contact me. Anyone in the Blues community of the Delta is a freind for life. God bless you and your family.
Sam you will be missed.
I look forward to someday meeting you in heaven.
much Love
Dee
wross5@cox.net
October 14, 2009
I'm so sorry about your love one. i know he was loved by many,
just remember our father GOD in Heaven
still love him best. im so sorry,

Lorraine Sweet Doughty
October 13, 2009
God's speed Sam
The world of the Blues has lost one of the great ones!
Great player,Great man.
October 12, 2009
REVwm harris my homeboy god bless
October 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 11, 2009
Sorry, that I never got the chance to meet you Sam. Seems that you were a great musician/person. Go well to your rest.

Rose Fox Hunter
October 10, 2009
RIP,Sam.
October 09, 2009
Sam,the Biscuit is going on right now.You are terribly missed.
October 09, 2009
Sam was a great musician and a great person. My late friend, Kent Nelms, and I, were invited to attend 3 fish frys at his farm and will never forget the fun we had and the music played at these gatherings. We met Sam and Frank Frost at the Clarksdale Blues Museum in 1996.
October 09, 2009
Sam, I'm looking forward to hearing your music again.

~Belinda~
October 08, 2009
Sam,we are going to miss you at the KING BISCUIT FESTIVAL this week.
October 08, 2009
When the thunder rumbles, I'll smile.
October 07, 2009
Sam you will be missed by everyone that loves music.
October 06, 2009
I sincere condolences to the Carr family. Psalms 147:3 Assures us that god is healing the broken-hearted ones and is binding up their painful spot.
October 06, 2009
RIP,Sam.
October 05, 2009
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Carr Family from a fellow drummer. He will be missed but his music will live on.....
Eddie
October 05, 2009
I am sorry to hear a gifted talent is no longer with us. He touched so many lives and expressed the feeling of the Delta in every strike.A comforting word for his love ones is the least i can to---one that helped me with my grief is Isaiah 25:8. L. Franklin (Helena, Ark.)
October 04, 2009
Rest in peace,Sam.
October 04, 2009
My sympathy to the CARR family, SAM will be missed by all who lives that he touched. may these words at JOHN 11:25 bring you comfort.I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.
October 03, 2009
Be strong,Sam is in a better place waiting for us!
October 02, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
October 01, 2009
To Carr Family

Sincerest condolences to you upon the loss of your loved one. Indeed, it is a loss to all who know and love the blues as he helped to create it. Since being a little preshooler in 1950's Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, I have enjoyed patting my foot and swaying along to the rhythms of Mr. Carr's back-up harmonica and break-out drumming. May cherished memories of him be with you always.

Roseanna
October 01, 2009
Dear Carr Family,

You have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort from God's word the Bible at Isaiah 51:12, where it says he is comforting his people.
October 01, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. and may the God of all comfort comfort you at this time. 2Corinthians1:3
October 01, 2009
October 01, 2009
Sam;
Thank you for the music.
Sam's family;
Thank you for sharing Sam with those of us whom love the blues.
God Bless you all.
Rita Bell, San Antonio, TX
September 30, 2009
May the peace of god that excels all thought guard your thoughts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.Philippians4:7
September 30, 2009
May the peace of god that excels all thought guard your thoughts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.Philippians4:7
September 30, 2009
To the Carr Family,

Although I never met your loved one, I have a particular affection for drummers, my son is a drummer.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences.

I often find comfort in times of distress by reflecting on such scriptures as Psalms 34:18. There it tells us that Our Heavenly Father is near those that are broken in heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
May your family find similar comfort in this scripture and the bible text found at Revelation 21:3,4.
September 29, 2009
Mr. Carr's musical legacy will keep him alive and remain in the hearts of music lovers everywhere.

To the family of Sam Carr: I hope this scripture gives you something nice to reflect on now and the days ahead, "...Before him pour out your heart. God is a refuge for us." (Psalm 62:8)
September 29, 2009
RIP,Sam.You were one of the greats.There will never be another one like you.
September 29, 2009
RIP,Sam.You were one of the greats.There will never be another one like you.
September 29, 2009
RIP,Sam.You were one of the greats.There will never be another one like you.
September 29, 2009
It's truly sad when old-timers such as Sam Carr depart from us. He will be missed, but he leaves behind great music. Rev. 21:4
September 29, 2009
Thanks Sam,rest in peace.You will be missed.
September 29, 2009
He was certainly a blues legend. May your family draw comfort in knowing that when Jesus calls he will hear his voice and rise up. John 5:28,29.

Love an Peace.
September 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 29, 2009
Peace and comfort to you (John5: 28,29)
and family
H Gaskins
September 29, 2009
Thank you SAM Love You and the Music you gave us.
September 29, 2009
Another pioneer joining other great
blues folks.

John
Falmouth,Maine
September 28, 2009
My mother Natashia taught me about Sam.I met him when i was 7 when he came on a visit to St.Louis. I learned Sam was a great humble man. Who deserved the awards he accomplished for his music. You will not be forgotten. Much Love from your lil cousin LaMorn.
September 28, 2009
when it comes to blues i grew up on them my grandmother played them day in day out since i was a little girl now that im 28 years i see why the blues made her feel so good when the times were good or bad the blues made sense god bless this man and his family i know that my grandmother listen to him as well as other great blues singers and song writers my they sontinue to live forever in the music that he made
September 28, 2009
To my cousin Sam . I,m Natashia,s oldest son LaMorn. My mom taught me so much about you. From what i learned. You were a great man. Who deserved the many awards you accomplished in the past.You will not be forgotten. I met you when you came to St.Louis to pay your last respects to your mom. I was 7. Love LaMorn
September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009
Thank you for your great contributions to the music we listen to today.
September 28, 2009
To my Uncle Sam! I am in the hospital in the Army/Airforce base in Savannah, GA. I was unable to attend because I had gallbladder surgery and my son was shot in Chicago. My Mom was unable to go because she has to take care of him because I could not come to take care of him.

My Mom was always coming to see you and go to the King Biscuit Festival. She loved Doris very much and she loved you too! Your niece Adrianne
September 28, 2009
I would like to extend my Sincere Condolences to the Carr Family. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Carr, but my dad loved the blues so I'm sure my dad heard his music at one time or another. I find comfort in the Bible when I think of my dad who has died where it tells us that "Our heavenly father will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away." Yes, Almighty God has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect persons whom he chooses. I hope the family finds comfort in this text.
September 28, 2009
I had the pleasure to play with Sam in 2003 at Morgan Freemans club in Clarksdale. I count it a great privilage to hvae played the blues with a legend. May he make a joyful noise in Heaven!
D. Carleton
. from Knoxville Tn.
September 28, 2009
Sam Carr, one of the greatest drummers, dedicated his life to the music he loved and shared it with his family,fans and friends around the globe. He will be missed very much. Sam and Doris were very kind people. Sam's smile and low keyed disposition was much like his mother, My Aunt Mary Myles, (aka) "Stringbean", and he loved my dad his uncle, James Griffin, aka ( Jim, Kid or Tampa). Both deceased also. He was very pleased to talk about a future with out sickness as the Bible promises, Isiah 33:24 and the resurrection hope at John 5:28 & 29. We look forward to seeing them again without the pains they have already suffered. Encouragement is extended to the whole family to do as Jesus said at Matthew 6:33 and John 17:3 to be able to see them again.
September 27, 2009
RIP Sam thanks for the years of good music.
September 27, 2009
loved the music thanks so much helped me in my life many divine blessins to you and yours its a huge loss bigger than you know thanks god bless love you miss you raina in granite falls wa
September 27, 2009
I will miss seeing that sweet easy smile spread across your handsome face this year at King Biscuit...
I am proud to have known you & am a better person because of it.
The world is a less joyful place without you Sam... Rest in Peace my Friend
September 27, 2009
Valerie Butler
September 27, 2009
I wanted to see you. I didn,t want you to die. Because i wanted to see you very very much.I thought you were nice and special to me. I miss and love you your little cousin Crista.
September 27, 2009
I,m sorry we didn,t get to see you before you died .We really wanted to see you I love you very much .I loved talking to you . Love your little cousin Camille.
September 27, 2009
I Natashia Griffin is Sam,s lil cuz i met Sam when i was 5 years old. Aunt Mary and my family and me went to visit Sam . Sam and Doris were so nice to us. We stayed the night. They let the children sleep in the room that had Doris doll collection. But the biggest surprise was the next morning when Sam took us kids. In the room that had his very on records on the walls. We asked him . You on the radio.
September 27, 2009
I'm Bruce, Sam's nephew, I'm turly going to miss him. Even being a uncle, he was truly a good friend and mentor. He was my best fishing buddy. From a little kid he always took time to teach you something and inspire you to be somebody. A hard working and hard playing gentelman. Into the hands of our Father shall he go and be reunited with my Aunt Doris, and Robert Nighthawk along with a host of others.
September 27, 2009
To: The Sam Carr Familly,You may have Lost a Great, I know That Earth has no Swore That Heaven Can't Heal. Hebrews 3/11 &Revelation 10/6! From Rev Jesse C. Thomas & Familly?
September 27, 2009
Thank you for all you have done for music Sam.....you have a well-deserved place in history.
September 26, 2009
Sincerest Condolences to the family and friends of a great man and for the music he shared to make all a better person. Peace
September 26, 2009
R.I.P. Uncle Sam! I have sent a prayer up for your soul. All of the memories that I have of you, I know you were a good person and lived the life that you talked bout.

I will always remember you and honor your memories.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009
The music industry has suffered a great loss. I like to offer my sympathy to the family of Mr. Sam Carr in your time of loss. May the scripture at Isaiah 51:12, which says "I-I myself am the One that is comforting you people".
September 26, 2009
He is a great person...
September 26, 2009
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Mr. Carr. May the music that he played and shared always comfort your heart. And may God’s power carry you as you face the days ahead. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009
To Mr. Carr's family and friends, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Carr was a very talented person and a lot of people enjoyed hearing him play. He will be greatly missed. I hope that you will be able to find comfort in knowing that God promises to rid the earth of sickness and death one day soon.(Rev. 21:4)
September 25, 2009

Sam Carr Funeral Information: Funeral services for legendary blues drummer Sam Carr will be held this Saturday, September 26, 2009, 11am at the Century Funeral Home, 506 Ashton Ave., Clarksdale, MS 38614-5638, (662)627-4182. Sam passed away on September 21, 2009 at age 83. Sam was a pivotal figure in the southern blues scene, and will be greatly missed by all blues fans.
September 25, 2009
Thank -you for sharing the blues and your sound for many years. May you rest in peace and may God be with you and your family.
Keeping the blues alive, The Empress Of the Blues/ Ms. Sandra Hall
September 25, 2009
Thank -you for sharing the blues and your sound for many years. May you rest in peace and may God be with you and your family.
Keeping the blues alive, The Empress Of the Blues/ Ms. Sandra Hall
September 25, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
September 25, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 25, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 25, 2009
Peace & Blessings to the Carr Family.
September 25, 2009
To the Family of the late Sam Carr,I send my sincere love and comfort.
September 25, 2009
A message of comfort to the family,

May Our Heavenly Father comfort you and grant you peace to help you to cope during these difficult days. I offer my sincere condolences to you all. Psalms 34:18.
September 25, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 25, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
September 25, 2009
May Sam's soul rest in peace and may his family, friends and blues family find comfort and solace in listing to his music. I had the honor of being invited into Doris and Sam's home a couple of time during the summer of 1996 and listing to Sam jam with some local musicians ... in the dark, in his garage....
September 25, 2009
My sympathies are with you, he will be greatly miss.It never easy to lose someone we love,but take comfort in what Jesus says at John5:28-29 your love ones will hear his voice,this hope is of comfort to me, i hope it will be your too.
September 25, 2009
Sam will be missed by many. May God comfort the family during this period of grief.
"If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?
All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait,
Until my relief comes.
You will call, and I myself shall answer you." Job 14:14,15
September 25, 2009
I was Director of the Delta Blues Museum from June 2000 thru March 2003. I also worked part-time at the Ground Zero Blues Club, which was adjacent to the museum. I had the priviledge of seeing Sam and his wife Doris on many occassions ... both as a drummer and as a local citizen. I always found Sam to be a quiet and unassuming person ... and even with all he had done in his life, very humble. The Delta and the Blues are richer for the time Sam Carr was there, and sadder now that he is gone. Rest in Peace Sam ... You've been called up to a bigger stage.
September 25, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 25, 2009
May you draw hope in the comfort found at Philipians 4:6,7 which tells us, " do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God, and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus."

I am sorry for your loss.
September 25, 2009
I was privileged to experience recording session in Sun Studio with Sam, guitarist Floyd Murphy and harmonica player Geneva Red in 2000. For Sam to record on my little record label was an honor that I will always hold sacred. Thank you for touching my life, Marshall at Full Cyrkle Records.
September 25, 2009
May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our tribulation, help you all in this time of such deep sorrow.
He is healing the brokenhearted ones,
And is binding up their painful spots.
September 25, 2009
The drum set is missing the drummer, rest in peace.
September 25, 2009
may Gods love give you all the strength to deal with the pain
September 25, 2009
Sam Carr,Jimmy Reed,Muddy Waters,Slim Harpo and others who made the BLUES so famous,deserved the many awards he received as a musician as well as a great human being.He like the rest will be missed but many thanks for the music you gave us thur the years to enjoy.It all came from the heart.I grew up in Mississippi to and loved the music these talented men gave us.God has a place you Sam Carr.Now you sing for the one who created you.After all he was the one who inspired you and gave you the ability to play your music for the rest of us.God Bless.
September 25, 2009
Sam Carr,Jimmy Reed,Muddy Waters,Slim Harpo and others who made the BLUES so famous,deserved the many awards he received as a musician as well as a great human being.He like the rest will be missed but many thanks for the music you gave us thur the years to enjoy.It all came from the heart.I grew up in Mississippi to and loved the music these talented men gave us.God has a place you Sam Carr.Now you sing for the one who created you.After all he was the one who inspired you and gave you the ability to play your music for the rest of us.God Bless.
September 25, 2009
Sam and Doris were our only neighbors there in Powell, MS. I was just a little kid and Sam was always more than willing to help me with my troubles...getting my line untangled when I'd be fishin off the bridge, getting my three wheeler to crank, taking care of our animals. Doris was the only babysitter we ever had...they truly were our family! I miss them both, but I am glad they are at peace and together again! He just missed his "long legged Lizzie" too much!!I l know I will see them again!
September 25, 2009
To the the family of Sam Carr - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that Sam will be missed by many.
September 24, 2009
I am sorry for your lose. My Dad Pasted 13 years ago the same day,Sam is the drummer I enjoy listening to the most. His work on Paul"wine"Jone's mule cd is my favorite of all! God Bless, R.I.P. SAM
September 24, 2009
This is a great loss. My pryers go to the family. May he always be remembered.
September 24, 2009
I am sorry to hear about your loss ,I will be praying for the family May God bless each and every one of you , From boston ma, 02126 MS M, HUGGINS
September 24, 2009
I remember the fish fries in the back yard with Aunt Doris cooking and the Uncle Sam's band having a jam session at the home in Lula...talk about the 'good times'...a person was always welcome to share in the fellowship and love that was offered..Thanks for the memories
September 24, 2009
I met Sam when I was 5 years old. He came to our Uncle Sam's house with his wife Doris. She simply adored him and he adored him. His eyes would light up when he was speaking to either Uncle Sam or our father.

He was quiet, and didn't talk much and only came alive when he and my father were on their way to the 708 Club in Chicago to play. Doris would sing with them, he played the bass fiddle and my Dad would play the 1st guitar. They often brought Ernest Lane or some other bluesman with them from Helena.

I know that you are playing in that big juke joint in Heaven and Doris is belting out a song. You are reunited with our Dad, Uncle Sam, Aunt Ethel, Aunt Rosie and Frank Frost.

I loved you, but God loved you best! May God bless your soul! Your sister!
September 24, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 24, 2009
Dear Cousin,
I can never express how much I have & will continue to miss those short but meaningful conversations we shared down thru the years. My only comfort is, I know you are now in a better place. I hope & pray you have touched others as you have touched me. And, I take pleasure in knowing that, your suffering has come to an end.

With everlasting love,
September 24, 2009
God, saw favor in Sam Carr, may God bless his family. Psalm 55:2, Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Linda Farris
September 24, 2009
Sam,you have been reunited with your loving wife,Doris.May you both rest in peace!
September 24, 2009
i frist met sam in ajuke joint in clarksdale mississippi apearring with frank frost .a few years later we able brting him to toledo for our festvel.a gentle man with a great drum shuffle.he made my life better.my prayers go out to him and his family.
jrockwood toledo,ohio
September 24, 2009
May your heart rest in the knowledge that he lived a full and productive life doing what he loved.
September 24, 2009
May he rest in peace, prayers and condolences to family members.
September 24, 2009
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 24, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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