Dallas Frazier: He Wrote Hits for Country Stars

From a New York Times obit by Bill Friskics-Warren headlined “Dallas Frazier, Who Wrote Hits for Country Stars, Dies at 82”:

Dallas Frazier, a songwriter of great emotional range who wrote No. 1 country hits for Charley Pride, Tanya Tucker and the Oak Ridge Boys, died on Friday in Gallatin, Tenn., near Nashville….

Although his most enduring success came in country music, Mr. Frazier also wrote pop and R&B hits for artists like the country-soul singer Charlie Rich and the Louisiana bluesman Slim Harpo. Both released versions of Mr. Frazier’s “Mohair Sam,” a swamp-pop homage to a larger-than-life hipster that, in Mr. Rich’s 1965 Top 40 pop version, became one of Elvis Presley’s favorite songs.