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Louis Collins
Composer: Traditional

Louis Collins was performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the 1990's. The version of the song that is included on Shady Grove was recorded on June 2, 1992

The song sometimes occurs on Garcia tapes and set lists as Angels Laid Him Down or Angels Laid Him Away or similar titles. A few recordings also use similar titles.

Mississippi John Hurt first recorded the song on December 21, 1928. On many recordings writing credits are Mississippi John Hurt but this is not the case.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Shady Grove, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 1996
info The Pizza Tapes, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice, 2000
info The Pizza Tapes: Extra Large Edition, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice, 2010

Other recordings

no info Single (Louis Collins / Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied), Mississippi John Hurt, 1929
info Folk Songs and Blues, Mississippi John Hurt, 1963
no info The Mississippi Blues 1927-1940, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 1963
info The Old Reliable String Band, The Old Reliable String Band, 1963
info Today, Mississippi John Hurt, 1966
no info The Story Of The Blues, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 1969
no info The Original 1928 Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt, 1971
no info Mississippi John Hurt 1928: Stack O' Lee Blues, Mississippi John Hurt, 1972
no info Mississipi John Hurt, A Legacy, Mississippi John Hurt, 1975
info Going Back To Dixie, Bill Clifton, 1975
info Hard Luck Papa: Old Time Picking Styles and Techniques, Tom Paley, 1976
no info Guitarists Choice, Dale Miller, 1977
no info Avalon Blues: The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Two, Mississippi John Hurt, 1982
no info Today!, Mississippi John Hurt, 1987
no info 1928 Sessions, Mississippi John Hurt, 1988
info Blue Skies Black Heroes, Ralph McTell, 1988
no info The Greatest Songsters (1927-1929), Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 1990
no info The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing, The Gibson Bros., 1991
no info Memorial Anthology, Mississippi John Hurt, 1993
info A Touch of the Past, Larry Perkins, 1993
no info Bone Stonin' Blues, Svare Forsland, 1995
no info Moonlight, Linn Barnes & Allison Hampton, 1995
info Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt, 1996
info Beats Workin', Mike Dowling, 1996
no info Stop This World, Terry Robb, 1996
no info One Shoe Left, Ben Winship, 1997
no info Legend, Mississippi John Hurt, 1997
no info The Long March through the Clubs, Colleges & Cafes: Live Recordings, 1990-1997, Bill Foreman, 1997
no info Sally's Dream, Bill Bourne, 1998
no info Songs of Mississippi John Hurt, Bill Morrissey, 1999
no info Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch, Jeremy Lyons and the Deltabilly Boys, 1999
info The Complete Studio Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt, 2000
no info Library of Congress Sessions, Mississippi John Hurt, 2000
no info Many Miles of Blues, Jerry Ricks, 2000
no info Nothing but the Blues, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 2000
no info Trainfare Home, Last Forever, 2000
no info Hearts in Sorrow, Magic Frankie and Kaz Lux, 2000
info Around the World to Poor Valley, Bill Clifton, 2001
no info Sketches in Blue, Felonius Blues Revue, 2001
info The Roots Of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 2001
no info The Encyclopedia of Early Blues Classics, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 2001
info Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt, Various Artists (Lucinda Williams), 2001
no info Frankie & Albert, Mississippi John Hurt, 2002
info Patchworks, Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton, 2002
info The Executioners Last Songs, Vol 2 & 3, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, 2003
no info King of the Blues, Vol. 4, Mississippi John Hurt, 2003
no info Out of the Blue, Richard Wiegel, 2003
no info Candy Man Blues, Mississippi John Hurt, 2004
no info D.C. Blues: Library of Congress Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt, 2004
no info Shake' Em on Down, Mississippi John Hurt / Bukka White, 2004
info Cluck Cluck, The Secondhand Band, 2004
no info Alone With the Blues, Paul Oscher, 2004
no info Circle the Wagons, Cumberland Gap, 2004
no info Never Let the Same Bee Sting You Twice, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 2005
no info I Watched the Devil Die, Chris Cotton, 2005
no info 55 Highway, Eric Noden, 2005
no info Acoustic Roots, Richard Ray Farrell, 2005
no info Dirty World, Buck 'N' the System, 2005
no info Rhymes with Alimony, Frank Salamone, 2005
info Classic African American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists (John Jackson), 2006
info Union, Sam Pacetti & Gabriel Valla, 2006
no info Payday: Lost Jim Plays & Sings Mississippi John Hurt, Vol. 2, Lost Jim, 2006
no info Essential Bluegrass: Bluegrass Legends, Various Artists (Mac Wiseman), 2006
no info Saddle River Stringband, Saddle River Stringband, 2007
no info But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted, Samamidon, 2007
info The Bootlegger's Daughter, Rachel Harrington, 2007
info Songs from the Invisible Republic: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 2008

 
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