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Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 2 (1930-1931)

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32-20 Blues
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Give Me Your Change
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I Love You More And More
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Kelly's 44 Blues
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3, 6 And 9
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We Can Sell That Thing
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Conjur Man Blues
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Cotton Seed Blues
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No Good Woman Blues
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Drinkin' Woman Blues
2:52
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Papa Sweetback Blues
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He Treats Me Like A Dog
3:04
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Meat Cutter Blues
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Side Door Blues
2:51
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Big Time Woman
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Thanksgivin' Blues
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Kelly's Special
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Don't Put The Lights Out
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No Settled Mind Blues
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As True As I've Been To You
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Hard Luck Man Blues
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Don't Squeeze Me Too Tight
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You So Dumb
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Nasty But It's Clean
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Total Tracks: 24   Total Length: 72:14

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Part of the most ambitious series of Roosevelt Sykes reissues ever undertaken, Document’s Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1930-1931) features 24 tracks of prime blues piano, everything Sykes recorded during the year-long period between June of 1930 and June of 1931. Though there aren’t as many classic tracks here as on other volumes, there are highlights: a remake of one of his more famous sides, this time called “Kelly’s 44 Blues,” and a couple of risqué titles (“Nasty but It’s Clean,” “Big Time Woman”). That’s enough to make it of interest to completists and serious fans, though the long running time, chronological sequencing, and poor fidelity could make for difficult listening. – Thom Owens

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