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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 76-100 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77279 10-in. 12/9/1933 Hold it where you got it Willie Kelly ; Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77280 10-in. 12/9/1933 Lonesome ghost blues Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77281 10-in. 12/9/1933 You don't smell right Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and talking instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
Victor BS-77282 10-in. 12/9/1933 All worn out Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77283 10-in. 12/9/1933 Oil field blues Walter Davis ; Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77284 10-in. 12/9/1933 What's the use of worrying Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77285 10-in. 12/9/1933 Stormy weather blues, part 1 Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77286 10-in. 12/9/1933 Stormy weather blues, part 2 Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77287 10-in. 12/9/1933 What you got on your mind Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77294 10-in. 12/11/1933 Try my whiskey blues Clarence Harris ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77295 10-in. 12/11/1933 Lonesome clock blues Clarence Harris ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77296 10-in. 12/11/1933 Hold it to me Clarence Harris ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77297 10-in. 12/11/1933 Swinging hammer Clarence Harris ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77298 10-in. 12/11/1933 Meningitis blues Frank Pluitt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77299 10-in. 12/11/1933 Found a note on my door Frank Pluitt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77300 10-in. 12/11/1933 New 44 blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BS-77301 10-in. 12/11/1933 Working dollar blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77302 10-in. 12/11/1933 Big Legs Ida blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BS-77303 10-in. 12/11/1933 Devil's Island gin blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77309 10-in. 12/11/1933 Can't do that no more Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77310 10-in. 12/11/1933 She's got what I want Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77311 10-in. 12/11/1933 My sweet candy Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77315 10-in. 12/11/1933 Poor grinder blues Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77316 10-in. 12/11/1933 Red Cross blues, part 2 Walter Davis ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77317 10-in. 12/11/1933 Mr. Fletcher blues Napoleon Fletcher Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 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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