JO Sports Inc.

Regular price $185.00

HISTORY: Joe Frazier was all heart, in the ring and out, and that quality comes through in his singing. His famous nickname, Smokin' Joe, suited him at the mike as well as in the ring. Frazier grew up singing in the Baptist church he attended in Beaufort, South Carolina, and he never really stopped. By the time he was heavyweight champion, he was pouring some of his income into his singing group, The Knockouts, with whom he recorded and toured. The music was heavily inflected with rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel, the same music that Frazier trained to. Smokin' Joe kept up the music even after retiring from boxing. In February 1977, he got a rave review in the New York Times for his performance at the Rainbow Grill, where he was doing a two-week stint. He performed with an "assurance that one might expect of a seasoned pro in this field," the Times reviewer wrote. "He has a warm and pleasant voice and an easy, gracious manner. His timing is exemplary." Offered here is an original advertising card for "the Smokin' Joe Frazier Review" appearing at Frenchman's Reef on June 1, 1980 which has been vintage signed by Joe Frazier.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, heavy stock, advertising card which pictures Joe Frazier. Boldly signed in ink, "Joe Frazier." Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Original fold at bottom. No tears. Clean front and back. 4 1/2" x 6."

Size: 4 1/2" x 6"

Condition: Excellent