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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 151-175 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1176 10-in. 11/18/1947 I know how you feel Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-3266 10" 12/30/1948 He's just a gravy train Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-3267 10" 12/30/1948 Southern blues Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-3268 10" 12/30/1948 Stop her poppa Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer  
Victor D9VB-2003 10-in. 10/28/1949 How am I to know Honey Dripper Quartet (Roosevelt Sykes) ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2004 10-in. 10/28/1949 My baby is gone Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2005 10-in. 10/28/1949 Mind your own business Honey Dripper Quartet (Roosevelt Sykes) ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402451 10-in. 6/14/1929 "44" blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402452 10-in. 6/14/1929 All my money gone blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402453 10-in. 6/14/1929 The way I feel blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402454 10-in. 6/14/1929 Henry Ford blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
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  
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 instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
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 instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403313 10-in. 11/16/1929 Roosevelt's blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
(Results 151-175 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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