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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 176-200 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W403318 10-in. 11/16/1929 Ten and four blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403319 10-in. 11/16/1929 Black River blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403320 10-in. 11/16/1929 Bury that thing Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403321 10-in. 11/16/1929 Home of your own blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403322 10-in. 11/16/1929 Lost all I had blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403323 10-in. 11/16/1929 Poor boy blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
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 VO121 10-in. 2/10/1931 Cotton seed blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist, composer  
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  
Brunswick TC4684 10-in. 10/11/1929 Henry Ford blues Pork Chops Vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick C6474 10-in. 11/3/1930 Cotton seed blues Easy Papa Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C6475 10-in. 11/3/1930 No good woman blues Easy Papa Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C6476 10-in. 11/3/1930 Drinkin’ woman blues Easy Papa Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C6477 10-in. 11/3/1930 Papa Sweetback blues Easy Papa Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Decca 60502 10-in. 2/18/1936 D.B.A. Blues No.2 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
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 instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 60505 10-in. 2/18/1936 Jet black snake-1 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 60508 10-in. 2/18/1936 She left me cold in hand Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 60509 10-in. 2/18/1936 Driving wheel blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 60510 10-in. 2/18/1936 Barrel house man Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
(Results 176-200 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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