The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47

The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47

by Roosevelt Sykes


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A barrelhouse piano player whose approach to the blues was full of drive, bounce, and joy, Roosevelt Sykes recorded his signature tune, Lee Green's "44 Blues" (the lead track here), at his debut studio date in 1929, a session arranged for him by St. Louis record shop owner Jesse Johnson, and he never really stopped entertaining and spreading his own version of piano joy (anyone who feels that the blues is always sad and depressing really needs to hear this guy) until his death in 1983. This three-disc, 75-track set features sides Sykes did with the OKeh, Decca, and RCA Victor record labels between 1928 and 1947, some as a solo artist, some as part of a piano/drums duo, and some as part of small ensembles, all of which feature the trademark Roosevelt Sykes bounce and verve.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2014
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046904029
catalogNumber: 9040
Rank: 109323

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roosevelt Sykes   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Kokomo Arnold   Guitar
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar
Dobby Bragg   Piano,Vocals
Bill Casimir   Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Caston   Guitar
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
Alfred Elkins   Bass
John Frazier   Bass
Ransom Knowling   Bass
W.B. Nelson   Drums
Judge Riley   Drums
Emanuel Sayles   Guitar
Leon Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Morton   Trumpet
Oett "Sax" Mallard   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Carter   Guitar
Willie Kelly   Piano,Vocals
St. Louis Jimmy   Vocals
Armand Jump Jackson   Drums
Sam Casimir   Guitar
Charles Saunders   Drums
Willie Lacey   Guitar
Walker Broadus   Tenor Saxophone
Martin Rough   Saxophone
Lucius Henderson   Trumpet
Johnny Walker   Clarinet
Heywood Cowam   Drums
Curtis Ferguson   Bass
Calmes Julian   Saxophone
Honey Dripper   Piano,Vocals
St. Louis Johnny   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Arranger,Composer
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
St. Louis Jimmy Oden   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Dootsie Williams   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
James Oden   Composer
Charles Davenport   Composer
William Davis   Composer
Armando Pena   Composer

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