Image Source: Wikipedia

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 31, 1906 (Arkansas), Died July 11, 1983 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1949

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

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 251-275 of 299 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 91206 10-in. 4/29/1937 Oh me, oh me, oh my Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91207 10-in. 4/29/1937 Monte Carlo blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91208 10-in. 4/30/1937 Groceries on my shelf Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91209 10-in. 4/30/1937 People people Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91210 10-in. 4/30/1937 Spike driver Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91211 10-in. 4/30/1937 The girl I left behind Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91212 10-in. 4/30/1937 Heart trouble blues Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91213 10-in. 4/30/1937 Bootleggin' ain't good no more Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91214 10-in. 4/30/1937 Come easy, go easy Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91215 10-in. 4/30/1937 My best days are gone Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91216 10-in. 4/30/1937 She squeezed my lemon Arthur McKay instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91217 10-in. 4/30/1937 Somebody's been ridin' my black gal Arthur McKay instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91218 10-in. 4/30/1937 Some sweet day Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91219 10-in. 4/30/1937 Silk worm blues Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91220 10-in. 4/30/1937 Bread pan (Just my size) Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91221 10-in. 4/30/1937 Ice cream freezer Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91222 10-in. 4/30/1937 Drunken gambler Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91223 10-in. 4/30/1937 Hospital, heaven or hell Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91307 10-in. 10/28/1937 Love lease blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91308 10-in. 10/28/1937 Hard lead pencil Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91309 10-in. 10/28/1937 My baby's playground Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91310 10-in. 10/28/1937 Night gown blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
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 instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 91327 10-in. 10/29/1937 The road to ruin Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 251-275 of 299 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sykes, Roosevelt," accessed August 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

Sykes, Roosevelt. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

"Sykes, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 August 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.