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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 251-253 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca C 9327 10-in. 8/20/1934 Radio broadcasting blues Johnnie Strauss instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9328 10-in. 8/20/1934 Old Market Street blues Johnnie Strauss instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 9346 10-in. 8/24/1934 Steady grinding blues Dorothy Baker instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 251-253 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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