Norman Collins & The Tumblers

Arriving in Nashville from St. Louis with seven dollars in his 4 pockets Norman Collins soon became a homeless tramp for a few months until he met people that lived indoors. After rediscovering the joys of indoor living, Collins began doing session work with John Hiatt and Jimmy Buffett while also performing in Nashville clubs.

‚ÄčNorman met Hank Ballard in Nashville and wrote and recorded with him in Chicago's Chess studios. They toured the east coast playing Madison Square Garden and the Philadelphia Spectrum. Moving to Los Angeles, Collins played guitar in Watts with various funk bands and soon began referring to himself as the White Chocolate Drop, which his fellow bandmates vigorously denounced. A friend's need for a guitarist brought Norman up North to San Francisco where he now lives in quiet desperation.


Norman's new release titled I Must Be Dreaming is a stirring blend of Rock, Blues and Country. Stories unfold with touching and gripping music and lyrics about everyday people and events.

Norman Collins & The Tumblers

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