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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 226-250 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 91310 10-in. 10/28/1937 Night gown blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91318 10-in. 10/29/1937 Sad Yas Yas Yas Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91319 10-in. 10/29/1937 Let me hang my stocking in your Christmas tree Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91327 10-in. 10/29/1937 The road to ruin Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91328 10-in. 10/29/1937 Thick and thin Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91751 10-in. 9/13/1939 New mistake in life Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91752 10-in. 9/13/1939 We will never make the grade Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91753 10-in. 9/13/1939 I've made a change Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91754 10-in. 9/13/1939 Concentration blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91755 10-in. 9/13/1939 New style blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91756 10-in. 9/13/1939 Unlucky 13 blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93516 10-in. 2/27/1941 Doin' the Sally long-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93517 10-in. 2/27/1941 47th Street jive-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93518 10-in. 2/27/1941 K.M.A. blues-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93519 10-in. 2/27/1941 Trouble and whiskey-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93520 10-in. 2/27/1941 My supply woman blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93521 10-in. 2/27/1941 Prison gate blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93522 10-in. 2/27/1941 Sykes advice blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93523 10-in. 2/27/1941 Low as a toad Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9307 10-in. 8/18/1934 D.B.A. Blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9308 10-in. 8/18/1934 Ethel Mae blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9309 10-in. 8/18/1934 Oh well, oh well Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9310 10-in. 8/18/1934 Female female blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9319 10-in. 8/20/1934 Hard working women-1 Johnnie Strauss instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9320 10-in. 8/20/1934 St. Louis Johnnie blues-1, 2 Johnnie Strauss instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 226-250 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sykes, Roosevelt," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

Sykes, Roosevelt. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

"Sykes, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974

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