Sam Collins

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Birthday
11, 1887
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Oct 20, 1949 (62)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1887
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Oct 20, 1949 (62)

About

American blues singer and guitarist best known for his song "The Jail House Blues."

Before Fame

He began his career performing in local barrelhouses and was noticed for his use of falsetto singing and slide guitar.

Trivia

He first recorded at Gennett Records in 1927 and released several subsequent albums under different pseudonyms.

Family Life

He was born in Louisiana but grew up in McComb, Mississippi where he first began performing.

Associated With

Louis Armstrong also had early recordings on Gennett Records.