Happy 128th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! (8/11/1887)

Sam Collins by R. Crumb

Sam Collins by R. Crumb

Happy 128th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! Born on August 11, 1887, Collins recorded “Do That Thing” on 8/27/1927 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6307, Champion 15453, Silvertone 5131, and Superior 369. A royalty statement to Dennis Taylor indicated the Champion issue sold approx. 1,200 copies in 1928 .

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