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Blues By Roosevelt
Roosevelt Sykes
Blues By Roosevelt
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Sykes?s powerful music tells of life and living through a voice full of emotion, which richly contrasts with his insistent, driving piano. Booklet includes updated notes, lyrics, discography, and bibliography. 14 tracks, i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Roosevelt Sykes
Title: Blues By Roosevelt
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074005125

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Sykes?s powerful music tells of life and living through a voice full of emotion, which richly contrasts with his insistent, driving piano. Booklet includes updated notes, lyrics, discography, and bibliography. 14 tracks, including Sweet Old Chicago, 44 Blues, and Memphis Slim Rock. "A seasoned bluesman and a showman whose magic fingers work the ivories like pistons pumping in a freshly oiled engine." ?The Chariho Times

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Blues By Roosevelt "The Honeydripper" Sykes
Stuart Jefferson | San Diego,Ca | 06/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Approximately 39 min. Digitally remastered. This is a prime example of blues shouter Roosevelt Sykes in all his glory. Recorded in 1961,not much else is known about the session. Interestingly,this album was produced by Memphis Slim,who also recorded for Folkways Records. Sykes is in fine form with his powerful vocal style and his always lively piano work. The tracks are paced very nicely and of course it wouldn't be a Sykes recording session without an instrumental (R.S.Stomp) to really liven things up. There is probably no other blues singer-piano player who seemed to put out so much electricity in everything he recorded,and this is no exception. Even old work-horses like Sweet Old Chicago or 44 Blues get the "Honeydripper" treatment. If you are looking for an example of post-war blues by a solo singer-piano player-look no further. This is the real deal."