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Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 1 (1929-1930)

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44 Blues
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All My Money Gone Blues
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The Way I Feel Blues
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Henry Ford Blues
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I'm Tired Of Being Mistreated
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Boot That Thing
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Fire Detective Blues
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Little Sow Blues
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Single Tree Blues
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Trouble Everywhere Blues
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Working Man On The Seas
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Beale And Main Blues
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Long Tall Man Blues
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Skeet And Garret
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Roosevelt's Blues
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Ten And Four Blues
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Black River Blues
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Bury That Thing
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Home Of Your Own Blues
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Lost All I Had Blues
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Poor Boy Blues
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Jivin' Jelly Roll Blues
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Rough Treatin' Daddy
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Total Tracks: 23   Total Length: 70:50

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

04.22.11
Roosevelt Sykes, Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 1 (1929-1930)
2005 | Label: Document Records / The Orchard

From Arkansas and St. Louis, Sykes came up barrelhousing in the lumber camps. His career took him to Chicago and New Orleans, with his joyful boogie woogie style evolving accordingly. A crucial rural-to-urban transition figure who stayed active into the '60s, he's unjustly overlooked today. He played with precision, right down to the jazzy fills, even though he sounded abandoned; his timing and melodic sense were impeccable, and he squeezed the most out of a… read more »

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Classic Early Honeydripper

TabascoKid

Great introduction to early Roosevelt Sykes. Roosevelt's singing and playing are strong throughout this disk. There are 6 songs that do not feature Sykes' vocals. Trouble Everywhere Blues - Long Tall Man Blues and the final two songs find Roosevelt in an accompanist role. The Trouble Everywhere group finds him with Mae Belle Miller. The first 2 of these tracks were recorded for Bluesway and are a bit rough-sounding. The next two are a bit better. The final to songs, Jivin' Jelly and Rough Treatin Daddy feature some zealous cornet playing and the singing of Bee Turner. Overall an excellent set, but do listen to the accompaniment tracks before downloading the entire album.

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This volume, the first in a seven-part series collecting all of Roosevelt Sykes’ recordings between 1929 and 1942, begins with the classic “44 Blues” and includes 22 more sides from late 1929 and early 1930. Also including several duets with Mae Bell Miller and Bee Turner, it is essential for hardcore fans of blues piano. – All Music Guide