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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 126-150 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402457 10-in. 6/14/1929 Moon and star blues Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402458 10-in. 6/14/1929 Broken down blues Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402459 10-in. 6/14/1929 I'm tired of being mistreated Oscar Carter ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402460 10-in. 6/14/1929 Deceitful woman blues Oscar Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402461 10-in. 6/14/1929 Don't bite that thing Charlie McFadden Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402462 10-in. 6/14/1929 Boot that thing Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403308 10-in. 11/16/1929 You know that ain't right Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403309 10-in. 11/16/1929 Ain't no more to be said Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403310 10-in. 11/16/1929 Don't know what I'll do Edith Johnson ; Roosevelt Sykes Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403311 10-in. 11/16/1929 Heart aching blues Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403312 10-in. 11/16/1929 Skeet and Garret Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403313 10-in. 11/16/1929 Roosevelt's blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403318 10-in. 11/16/1929 Ten and four blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W403319 10-in. 11/16/1929 Black River blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403320 10-in. 11/16/1929 Bury that thing Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403321 10-in. 11/16/1929 Home of your own blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403322 10-in. 11/16/1929 Lost all I had blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403323 10-in. 11/16/1929 Poor boy blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403324 10-in. 11/16/1929 Can't do no good blues James, Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403325 10-in. 11/16/1929 Kick that tune James, Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403330 10-in. 11/17/1929 Better times down the road James, Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403331 10-in. 11/17/1929 New Orleans blues James, Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4669 10-in. 10/18/1929 The way I feel blues Lee Green Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Brunswick C4670 10-in. 10/18/1929 All my money gone blues Lee Green Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Decca 60502 10-in. 2/18/1936 D.B.A. Blues No.2 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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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