Classic Early Honeydripper
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.