Sam Collins (August 11, 1887 - October 20, 1949), Crying Sam Collins was an early American blues singer and guitarist. Aka Jim Foster, Jelly Roll Hunter, Big Boy Woods, Bunny Carter, and Salty Dog Sam.
He was born in Louisiana and grew up just across the state border in McComb, Mississippi. By 1924 he was performing in local barrelhouses, often with King Solomon Hill with whom he shared the use of falsetto singing and slide guitar. He was first…
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