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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 101-125 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77318 10-in. 12/11/1933 She showed it all Napoleon Fletcher ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano and talking instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-070406 10-in. 11/11/1941 Monkey face blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-070407 10-in. 11/11/1941 Come day go day St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-070408 10-in. 11/11/1941 Lost ball blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-070409 10-in. 11/11/1941 Going down slow St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074058 10-in. 2/10/1942 Rockin' my blues away Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074059 10-in. 2/10/1942 Good old cabbage greens Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074060 10-in. 2/10/1942 River hip mama Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074061 10-in. 2/10/1942 Do that shake dance Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074062 10-in. 2/10/1942 How can you love me Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074063 10-in. 2/10/1942 Cry on baby Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074064 10-in. 2/10/1942 Dark road blues Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074065 10-in. 2/10/1942 Stop and fix it Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074160 10-in. 3/25/1942 St. Louis woman blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074161 10-in. 3/25/1942 Poor boy blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074162 10-in. 3/25/1942 Back on my feet again St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074163 10-in. 3/25/1942 Nothing but blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074164 10-in. 3/25/1942 Soon forget you St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074165 10-in. 3/25/1942 Can't stand your evil ways St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402451 10-in. 6/14/1929 "44" blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402452 10-in. 6/14/1929 All my money gone blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W402453 10-in. 6/14/1929 The way I feel blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W402454 10-in. 6/14/1929 Henry Ford blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer  
OKeh W402455 10-in. 6/14/1929 Gambler's blues Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with (fiddle) violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402456 10-in. 6/14/1929 Misunderstood blues Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with (fiddle) violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-125 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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