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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 201-225 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 90739 10-in. 5/22/1936 No Papa low Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90753 10-in. 5/22/1936 Joy boy Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91204 10-in. 4/29/1937 Little and low Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91205 10-in. 4/29/1937 Night time is the right time Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91206 10-in. 4/29/1937 Oh me, oh me, oh my Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91207 10-in. 4/29/1937 Monte Carlo blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91208 10-in. 4/30/1937 Groceries on my shelf Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91209 10-in. 4/30/1937 People people Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91210 10-in. 4/30/1937 Spike driver Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91211 10-in. 4/30/1937 The girl I left behind Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91212 10-in. 4/30/1937 Heart trouble blues Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91213 10-in. 4/30/1937 Bootleggin' ain't good no more Teddy Darby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91214 10-in. 4/30/1937 Come easy, go easy Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91215 10-in. 4/30/1937 My best days are gone Charlie McFadden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91216 10-in. 4/30/1937 She squeezed my lemon Arthur McKay instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91217 10-in. 4/30/1937 Somebody's been ridin' my black gal Arthur McKay instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91218 10-in. 4/30/1937 Some sweet day Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91219 10-in. 4/30/1937 Silk worm blues Jimmy "Old Man" Oden instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91220 10-in. 4/30/1937 Bread pan (Just my size) Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91221 10-in. 4/30/1937 Ice cream freezer Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91222 10-in. 4/30/1937 Drunken gambler Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91223 10-in. 4/30/1937 Hospital, heaven or hell Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91307 10-in. 10/28/1937 Love lease blues Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91308 10-in. 10/28/1937 Hard lead pencil Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91309 10-in. 10/28/1937 My baby's playground Roosevelt Sykes vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 201-225 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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