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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 176-200 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63529 10-in. 3/31/1938 The train is coming Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63530 3/31/1938 The pumpin' man Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63531 10-in. 4/1/1938 Down on my knees Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63532 10-in. 4/1/1938 You but tee tee tee Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65400 10-in. 4/13/1939 Bitter cup blues (Once upon a time) Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65401 10-in. 4/13/1939 Have you seen Ida B Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65402 10-in. 4/13/1939 Journey from the germs Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65403 10-in. 4/13/1939 You can't fix it back Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65404 10-in. 4/13/1939 Love will wear you down Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65405 10-in. 4/13/1939 Get your row out Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65406 10-in. 4/13/1939 Shoe shiner's moan Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65407 10-in. 4/13/1939 Under eyed woman Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65408 10-in. 4/13/1939 44 blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65409 10-in. 4/13/1939 Papa low Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67463 10-in. 4/3/1940 She's got what it takes Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67464 10-in. 4/3/1940 Ups and downs blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67465 10-in. 4/3/1940 Yellow yam blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67466 10-in. 4/3/1940 Eight ball blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67467 10-in. 4/3/1940 Pistol shootin' blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67468 10-in. 4/3/1940 Take it with a smile Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67469 10-in. 4/3/1940 Right now Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67470 10-in. 4/3/1940 Knock me out Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67471 10-in. 4/3/1940 Essie Mae blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67472 10-in. 4/3/1940 She's in my blood Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90738 10-in. 5/22/1936 Dirty mother for you Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 176-200 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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