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Roosevelt Sykes

Roosevelt Sykes (January 31, 1906 – July 17, 1983) was an American blues musician, also known as "The Honeydripper".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 31st, 1906 (Arkansas), Died July 11th, 1983 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist, speaker

Notes: Also known as Willie Kelly and as "The Honeydripper."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62901 10-in. 6/12/1930 32-20 blues Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62902 10-in. 6/12/1930 Give me your change Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62903 10-in. 6/12/1930 I love you more and more Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62904 10-in. 6/12/1930 Kelly's 44 blues Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62905 10-in. 6/12/1930 Mr. Davis' blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62906 10-in. 6/12/1930 Blue sea blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62907 10-in. 6/12/1930 M. & O. blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62908 10-in. 6/12/1930 Broke and hungry Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62954 10-in. 11/17/1930 What have you done to me Josephine Jones Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62955 10-in. 11/17/1930 Soothing syrup Josephine Jones Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62962 10-in. 11/17/1930 Side door blues Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62963 10-in. 11/17/1930 Big time woman Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62964 10-in. 11/17/1930 Thanksgiving blues Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62965 10-in. 11/17/1930 You can't win Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62966 10-in. 11/17/1930 Kelly's special Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62967 10-in. 11/17/1930 Don't put the lights out Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-67573 10-in. 9/29/1931 M. & O. blues no. 2 (My baby's come back) Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67574 10-in. 9/29/1931 Mr. Davis' blues no. 2 Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67575 10-in. 9/29/1931 Southeast Missouri blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67576 10-in. 9/29/1931 Strange land blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67577 10-in. 9/29/1931 Pleading to my baby blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67578 10-in. 9/29/1931 Engineer's blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67579 10-in. 9/29/1931 Howling wind blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67580 10-in. 9/29/1931 Road man blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67581 10-in. 9/29/1931 Hard luck blues Emerson Houston Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sykes, Roosevelt," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

Sykes, Roosevelt. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

"Sykes, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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