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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 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."

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Recordings (Results 126-150 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D4AB-0346 10-in. 12/15/1944 Jiveing the jive Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with drums, electric guitar, and piano composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D4AB-0347 10-in. 12/15/1944 I wonder Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with drums, electric guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D5AB-0312 10-in. 2/26/1945 Go back to the country Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0313 10-in. 2/26/1945 Five feet four Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0314 10-in. 2/26/1945 Afraid to trust them Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0315 10-in. 2/26/1945 Whiskey head buddies Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0342 10-in. 7/2/1945 I'm in this mess for you Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0343 10-in. 7/2/1945 Don't push me around Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D5AB-0344 10-in. 7/2/1945 Little Sam Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0345 10-in. 7/2/1945 Anytime is the right time Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0386 10-in. 10/9/1945 The honeydripper Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0387 10-in. 10/9/1945 Date bait Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0388 10-in. 10/9/1945 High price blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0389 10-in. 10/9/1945 Peeping Tom Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D6AB-1823 10-in. 2/18/1946 Tonight Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-1936 10-in. 8/23/1946 Flames of jive Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance septet vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor D7VB-0308 10-in. 2/5/1947 Bobby sox blues Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0309 10-in. 2/5/1947 Kilroy is in town Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0310 10-in. 2/5/1947 BVD blues Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0311 10-in. 2/5/1947 I'm her honey dripper Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0316 10-in. 2/18/1947 You can't make the grade Washboard Sam ; Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0317 10-in. 2/18/1947 You can't have none of that Washboard Sam ; Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0318 10-in. 2/18/1947 I just couldn't help it Washboard Sam ; Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0319 10-in. 2/18/1947 Soap and water blues Washboard Sam ; Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1073 10" 10/15/1947 Walking and drinking Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer  
(Results 126-150 of 297 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sykes, Roosevelt," accessed June 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

Sykes, Roosevelt. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

"Sykes, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 June 2022.

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

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