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Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 4 (1934-1936)

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D.B.A. Blues
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Ethel Mae Blues
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Radio Broadcasting Blues
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Old Market Street Blues
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Central Limited Blues
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Heavy Stuff Blues
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Steady Grinding Blues
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D.B.A. Blues No. 2
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Dirty Mother For You
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Dirty Mother For You
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The Cannon Ball
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Jet Black Snake
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She Left Me Cold In Hand
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Driving Wheel Blues
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Barrel House Man
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Second Floor Blues
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Sister Kelly Blues
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Soft And Mellow
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Sugar Hill Blues
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Take Off Box
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The Honey Dripper
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Dirty Mother For You
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The fourth volume in Document’s Complete Recorded Works covers Roosevelt Sykes’ career from late 1934 to mid-1936, a period during which he introduced his signature tune “Honeydripper,” along with “Soft and Mellow (Stella Blues),” the bawdy gem “Dirty Mother for You,” and a few songs with vocalists Johnnie Strauss and Arthur McKay. Most of these highlights, though, are also available on the Roosevelt Sykes (1929-1941) compilation, so casual listeners shouldn’t feel the need to spring for anything extra. – Thom Owens