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The complete recordings of an excellent obscure slide guitar player. If you like Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Bukka White you can't pass this one by. He has a great voice (much more "palitable" than say Charley Patton or Willie Johnson) and wonderful timing on his slide playing. I have delligently collected blues music for over 12 years and I had never heard of this man until recently. If you stumbled upon this guy give the tracks a listen and you'll realize that this is a true gem in the history of recorded music in America.


Born: August 11, 1887 in Louisiana

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s

One of the earliest generation of blues performers, Collins developed his style in South Mississippi (as opposed to the Delta). His recording debut single ("The Jail House Blues," 1927) predated those of legendary Mississippians such as Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson and was advertised as "Crying Sam Collins and his Git-Fiddle." Collins did not become a major name in blues -- in fact his later records appeared under several different pseudonyms, most notably the name Jim Foster -- but his rural...
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