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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 151-175 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60503 10-in. 2/18/1936 Dirty mother for you Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 60504 10-in. 2/18/1936 The cannon ball Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60505 10-in. 2/18/1936 Jet black snake-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60508 10-in. 2/18/1936 She left me cold in hand Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60509 10-in. 2/18/1936 Driving wheel blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60510 10-in. 2/18/1936 Barrel house man Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60513 10-in. 2/18/1936 Second floor blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60526 10-in. 2/19/1936 Sister Kelly blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60535 10-in. 2/20/1936 Soft and mellow (Stella blues) Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60536 10-in. 2/20/1936 Sugar hill blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60537 10-in. 2/20/1936 Inches one Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60541 10-in. 2/21/1936 Take off box Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60546 10-in. 2/21/1936 The honeydripper-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63517 10-in. 3/31/1938 Friendless and blue Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63518 10-in. 3/31/1938 Devil's got the blues Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63519 10-in. 3/31/1938 I ain't gonna be your fool Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63520 10-in. 3/31/1938 Mr. Johnson swing-1 Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63521 10-in. 3/31/1938 New falling rain blues-1 Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63522 10-in. 3/31/1938 Laplegged drunk again Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63523 10-in. 3/31/1938 Blue ghost blues-1, 2 Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63524 10-in. 3/31/1938 Southbound backwater-3 Lonnie Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63525 10-in. 3/31/1938 Mistake in life Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63526 10-in. 3/31/1938 Night time is the right time No.2-1 Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63527 10-in. 3/31/1938 The dog in a man Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63528 10-in. 3/31/1938 She's long gone Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sykes, Roosevelt," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

Sykes, Roosevelt. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105974.

"Sykes, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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