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Collins had the kind of physical heft which is said to be ideal for vocalists in the baritone or bass range, and, in fact, the combination with the equally portly Harlan quickly led to a nickname of "the Half-Ton Duo. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Pollard, —18 Daniel D.
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Arthur Collins (singer)
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However, by bass Frank Croxton began to replace Collins on some records, a situation that became permanent by mid as Collins did not get along with Burr, who also served as the group's manager. During a personal appearance at the Princess Theater in Medina, Ohio on October 20,Collins was badly injured when he fell through an open trap door. While he recovered well enough to resume his singing and recording career, his health began to decline afterward and inCollins retired, relocating to Florida with his wife.
He died at the age of 69 in Tice, Florida on August 3, Arthur Collins recorded hundreds of songs, and in many cases he recorded the same song multiple times for various recording outfits. His signature song was "The Preacher and the Bear", which he first recorded in His rendition, widely dispersed among a variety of releases, constitutes the most popular non-operatic record made during the first decade of the twentieth century.
Collins was still recording the number inand a remake of the piece for Victor remained in their catalog until ; at his personal appearances "The Preacher and the Bear" was invariably requested. His recording sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disconly the second one ever presented. If so, login to add it.Alpha Phi Alpha
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