Sam Collins (August 11, 1887 - October 20, 1949), sometimes known as Crying Sam Collins and also (according to an authoritative source) as Jim Foster, Jelly Roll Hunter, Big Boy Woods, Bunny Carter, and Salty Dog Sam, was an early American blues singer and guitarist.
Collins was born in Louisiana and grew up in McComb, Mississippi, just across the state border. By 1924 he was performing in local barrelhouses, often with King Solomon Hill; both of them sang falsetto parts and played slide guitar. Collins's first recording was "Yellow Dog Blues", made for Gennett Records in 1927. He recorded again in 1931; some of his later recordings appeared under different pseudonyms. His rural bottleneck guitar pieces were among the first to be compiled on LP. His best-known recording is "The Jail House Blues".
1927, Richmond, Indiana
1931, New York