R O O S E V E L T   S Y K E S   1961 at the 100 Club, London; photographer: Tony Standish
Roosevelt Sykes 1961 at the 100 Club, London
photographer: Tony Standish

source: Front cover of 77 LEU 12/50

Roosevelt Sykes
"The Honeydripper" a/k/a 'Easy Papa Johnson', 'Dobby Bragg', 'Willie Kelly'
b. January 31, 1906 in Elmar, Arkansas 1)
d. Juli 17, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana

buried at Providence Memorial Park, New Orleans, LA in an unmarked grave 2)
discography
R O O S E V E L T   S Y K E S; source: Burt Goldblatt collection, as offered at eBay
Roosevelt Sykes 1930 (publicity shot for Paramount)
source: Burt Goldblatt collection, as offered at eBay
(now in the possession of John Tefteller)

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Roosevelt Sykes 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11929ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Boot That Thing (402462-B)   @ youtube
- "44" Blues (402451-A)   @ youtube

rec. June 14, 1929 at 11 Union Square, New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p



OKeh 8702
21929ROOSEVELT SYKES

- All My Money Gone Blues (402452-A)   @ youtube
- The Way I Feel Blues (402453-B)   @ Spotify

rec. June 14, 1929 at 11 Union Square, New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Oscar Carter, g

OKeh 8727
31929 

ROOSEVELT SYKES
- Henry Ford Blues (402454-A)   @ youtube
ROOSEVELT SYKES & OSCAR CARTER
- I'm Tired Of Being Mistreated (402459-B) #   @ youtube

rec. June 14, 1929 at 11 Union Square, New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Oscar Carter, g, # voc



OKeh 8742
3a1929CHARLIE MC FADDEN

- Don't Bite That Thing (402461-B)
- Misunderstood Blues (402456-A)

rec. June 14, 1929 at 11 Union Square, New York City; Charlie McFadden, voc; Roosevelt Sykes, p; poss Lonnie Johnson, violin; unknown, g



OKeh 8894
   

- Gambler's Blues (402455-B)
- Moon And Star Blues (402457-B)
- Broken Down Blues (402458-A)

rec. June 14, 1929 at 11 Union Square, New York City; Charlie McFadden, voc; Roosevelt Sykes, p; poss Lonnie Johnson, violin; unknown, g
OKeh unissued
41929Dobby Bragg

Paramount 12827
- Fire Detective Blues (15557)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Single Tree Blues (15563) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Steiner-Davis SD 108
- Single Tree Blues (15563) #
- Fire Detective Blues (15557)

rec. September 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # prob. Edith Johnson, sp



Paramount 12827




= Steiner-Davis SD 108
(1948)

51929Edith Johnson

- Good Chib Blues (15559- ) #
- Can't Make Another Day (15560- ) *

rec. September 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Edith Johnson, voc; * Baby Jay, cl; # Ike Rodgers, tb; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Paramount 12864

# Century 3021

Paramount Album P-2 (105)
(three 10 inch 78 rpm)

5a1929Charlie McFadden

- Groceries On The Shelf (L-155-1)
- People People Blues (L-154-1)

rec. c. November 1929 in Grafton, WI; Charlie McFadden, voc; Dobby Bragg (Roosevelt Sykes), p



Paramount 12928
61930Dobby Bragg

- Conjur Man (L-451-2) *   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Little Sow Blues (15562) #   @ Spotify

# rec. September 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

* rec. c. August 1930 in Grafton, WI; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p



Paramount 13044
71930ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Skeet And Garret (403312-A)   @ Spotify
- Home Of Your Own Blues (403321-A) #   @ Spotify

rec. November 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Harry Johnson, g

OKeh 8749
81930ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Roosevelt's Blues (403313-A)   @ Spotify
- Ten And Four Blues (403318-A)   @ Spotify

rec. November 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Harry Johnson, g



OKeh 8776
91930ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Black River Blues (403319-A)   @ Spotify
- Poor Boy Blues (403323-A) #   @ Spotify

rec. November 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Harry Johnson, g

OKeh 8787
101930ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Bury That Thing (403320-A)   @ Spotify
- Lost All I Had Blues (403322-A) #   @ Spotify

rec. November 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Harry Johnson, g

OKeh 8819
111930Willie Kelly

- Kelly's 44 Blues (62904-2)   @ Spotify
- I Love You More And More (62903-2)   @ Spotify

rec. June 12, 1930 in Cincinnati, OH; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Victor V-38500 series running from April 1929 to October 1930 (V-38631)




Victor V-38608
121930Willie Kelly

- 32-20 Blues (62901-2)   @ Spotify
- Give My Your Change (62902-2)   @ Spotify

rec. June 12, 1930 in Cincinnati, OH; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Victor V-38500 series running from April 1929 to October 1930 (V-38631)




Victor V-38619
131930Dobby Bragg

Paramount 13004
- We Can Sell That Thing (L-450-2)   @ Spotify
- 3 ~ 6 And 9 (L-449-2) (instr)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Jazz Collector L40
- We Can Sell That Thing
- 3 + 6 + 9

rec. c. August 1930 in Grafton, WI; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p



Paramount 13004


= Century 3028
Sam Meltzer's label


= Jazz Collector L40

141930Dobby Bragg

- Sail On Little Girl
- Don't Look Strange At Me

# rec. c. August 1930 in Grafton, WI; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Paramount 13083
151931EASY PAPA JOHNSON

- Drinkin' Woman Blues (C-6476-A)
- Papa Sweetback Blues (C6477-A)

rec. November 3, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Melotone M 12048

= Vocalion 02697

= Polk P9011

161931EASY PAPA JOHNSON

- Cotton Seed Blues (C-6474-A)
- No Good Woman Blues (C-6475-A)

rec. November 3, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Melotone M 12086

= Vocalion 02669

= Polk P9010

171931Willie Kelly

- Kelly's Special (62966-1)
- Don't Put The Lights Out (62967-1)

rec. November 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Victor 23259
181931Willie Kelly

- Side Door Blues (62962-)
- You Can't Win (62965-)

rec. November 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Victor 23263
191931Willie Kelly

- Big Time Woman (62963-2)
- Thanksgivin' Blues (62964-2)

rec. November 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Victor 23270
201931Willie Kelly

- Don't Squeeze Me Too Tight (69419-2) *
- As True As I've Been To You (69403-1) #

# rec. June 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), voc, p; Henry Townsend, g

* rec. June 10, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), voc, p



Victor 23286
211931R. T. Hanen

- She Got Jordan River In Her Hips (69408-2)
- Happy Days Blues (69409-2)

rec. June 9, 1931 Louisville, KY; R.T. Hanen (Jaydee Short?), voc; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), p; Clifford Gibson, g



Victor 23288
221931Roosevelt Sykes

- You So Dumb (69420-2)
- Nasty But It's Clean (69421-1) (instr)

rec. June 10, 1931 in ; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Victor 23299
231931Willie Kelly

- Hard Luck Man Blues (69404-1) *
- No Settled Mind Blues (69401-1) #

# rec. June 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), voc, p; Henry Townsend, g

* rec. June 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), voc, p; Clifford Gibson, g



Victor 23320
   

- Sunshine Special Blues (69400-2)
- Hard Rock Was My Pillow (69402-2)

rec. June 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), voc, p; Henry Townsend, g
Victor unissued
241931Jesse Townsend

- Take A Chance (69411-2)
- No Home Blues (69410-2)

rec. June 9, 1931 in Louisville, KY; Henry Townsend, voc, g; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), p



Victor 23322
251932Mosby And Sykes

- Mosby Stomp (18799) #   @ Spotify
- Worried Blues (18800)

rec. September 22, 1932 in Richmond, IN; Artie Mosby, vn; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Champion 16513

# MCA LP 1371 (1983)

261932Sykes And Johnson

- Steady Grinding (18803)   @ Spotify
- I Can't To Save My Life (18805)

rec. September 22, 1932 in Richmond, IN; Roosevelt Sykes, Mary Johnson, voc duet; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Champion 16558
26a1932MARY JOHNSON

- Rattlesnake Blues (18791)
- Mary Johnson Blues (18792) #

rec. September 22, 1932 in Richmond, IN; Mary Johnson, voc; Roosevelt Sykes, p; # Artie Mosby, vn

Champion 16570
[110 records sold]




= Champion 50062

271932Roosevelt Sykes

- Mr. Sykes Blues (18801)   @ Spotify
- Highway 61 Blues (18802)   @ Spotify

rec. September 22, 1932 in Richmond, IN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Champion 16586

= Champion 50012

= Decca 7280

281933Georgia Boyd

- Never Mind Blues (76835-1) #   @ youtube
- I'm Sorry (76836-1) *

rec. August 2, 1933 Chicago, IL; Georgia Boyd, voc; # J.D. Short, g; * Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), p

Bluebird B5573
291933Willie Kelly

- I Done You Wrong (76842-1)
- Sad And Lonely Day (76843-1)

rec. August 2, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, p, voc

Victor 23416
301933Roosevelt Sykes

- New 44 Blues (77300- )
- Big Legs Ida Blues (77302-1)

rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, p, voc

Bluebird B5323

= Sunrise S3404

311933Roosevelt Sykes

- Working Dollar Blues (77301- )
- Devil's Island Gin Blues (77303-1)

rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, p, voc

Bluebird B5342

= Sunrise S3423

321933Henry Thomas

- She's Got What I Want (77310-1)
- My Sweet Candy (77311-1)

rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p



Bluebird B5343
= Sunrise S3424
   

- Can't Do That No More (77309-1)

rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Bluebird unissued
331933Henry Thomas / Walter Davis

- Sick With The Blues (77314-1) *
- Stormy Weather Blues No. 2 (77286-1) (Walter Davis) #

* rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, voc, g

# rec. December 9, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Walter Davis, voc; Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes), p

Bluebird B5411
341934Roosevelt Sykes

- D.B.A. Blues (You Old Yas-Yas) (C-9307-A)
- Ethel Mae Blues (C-9308-A)

rec. August 18, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7011
   

- Oh Well, Oh Well (C-9309)
- Female Female Blues (C-9310)

rec. August 18, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
Decca unissued
353/1936

5/1936

THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (60503-A) # § (3:01)   @ Spotify
or
- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (60503-D) # § (3:02)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
or
- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (60738-A) * (2:42)   @ Spotify

- She Left Me Cold In Hand (60508-A) # (2:47)   @ Spotify
or
- She Left Me Cold In Hand (60508-C) #

# rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; § Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. May 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

"Takes A and D [of 60503] are listed. However they are identical musically, except the sound is more shrill on the D "take" so it's more than likely a dubbing of the A master." (Russell Shor @ facebook)


Decca 7160
361936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- The Honey Dripper (60546-A) #
- Second Floor Blues (60513-A) *

* rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
# rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Decca 7164
371936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Soft And Mellow (Stella Blues) (60535-A) *
- Jet Black Snake (60505-A) #

# rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7173
381936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- The Cannon Ball (60504-A)
- Jet Black Snake (60505-A) #

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Kokomo Arnold, g



Decca 7188
391936JIMMIE LA RUE / ST. LOUIS JOHNNY

JIMMIE LA RUE
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed (60533-A) *   @ Spotify

ST. LOUIS JOHNNY
- Sister Kelly Blues (60526-A) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

# rec. February 19, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, g; unknown, sb
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Jimmie La Rue, voc, prob. own p; unknown, g



Champion 50071
401936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Sugar Hill Blues (60536-A) #
- Take Off Box (60541-A) *

# rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
* rec. February 21, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Decca 7197
   

- Inches One (60537)

rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
Decca unissued
   

- No Papa Low (90739- )
- Joy Boy (90753- )

rec. May 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
Decca unissued
411937Roosevelt Sykes

- Little And Low (91204-A, -B)
- Night Time Is The Right Time (91205-A)

rec. April 29, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;

Decca 7324
   

- Oh Me, Oh Me, Oh My (91206- )

rec. April 29, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p;
Decca unissued
421937Roosevelt Sykes

- Monte Carlo Blues (91207-A) #
- Bread Pan (Just My Size) (91220-A) *

# rec. April 29, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
* rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7352
   

- Ice Cream Freezes (91221-)

rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, imb

titled "Ice Cream Freezer" on Document DOCD-5120
Decca unissued

RST BD-2088
Document DOCD-5120

431937Roosevelt Sykes

- Love Lease Blues (91307-A) #
- Let Me Hang My Stocking In Your Christmas Tree (91319-A) *


# rec. October 28, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
* rec. October 29, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7381
441/1938THE HONEY DRIPPER (Rosy Sykes) [sic]

- Sad Yas Yas Yas (You Fade Away Like The Morning Dew) (91318-A) *
- Hospital, Heaven Or Hell (91223-A) #

# rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, vibraphone
* rec. October 29, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7401
451938Roosevelt Sykes

- My Baby's Playground (91309-A)
- Night Gown Blues (91310-A)

rec. October 28, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7411
461938Roosevelt Sykes

- Hard Lead Pencil (91308-A) *
- Drunken Gambler (91222-A) #

# rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
* rec. October 28, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Decca 7432
471938Roosevelt Sykes

- Mistake In Life (63525-A)
- Night Time Is The Right Time, No. 2 (63526-A)

rec. March 31, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7438
481938Roosevelt Sykes

- The Dog In A Man (63527-A)
- She's Long Gone (63528-A)

rec. March 31, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7458
491938Roosevelt Sykes

- The Train Is Coming (No More Baby Talk) (63529-A) #
- Down On My Knees (63531-A) *

rec. March 31, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr
* rec. April 1, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7483
   

- The Pumpin' Man (63530- )

rec. March 31, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr
Decca unissued
   

- Your Putee-Tee-Tee (63532- )

rec. April 1, 1938 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr
Decca unissued
501939Roosevelt Sykes (The Honey Dripper)

- Have You Seen Ida B (65401-A)
- 44 Blues (65408-A)

rec. April 13, 1939 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7586

= Decca 48124

511939Roosevelt Sykes (The Honey Dripper)

- Bitter Cup Blues (Once Upon A Time) (65400-A)
- Love Will Wear You Down (65404-A)

rec. April 13, 1939 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7597
521939Roosevelt Sykes

- Shoe Shiner's Moan (65406-A)
- Papa Low (65409-A)

rec. April 13, 1939 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7612
531939Roosevelt Sykes

- Journey From The Germs (65402-A)
- You Can't Fix It Back (65403-A)

rec. April 13, 1939 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7622
541939Roosevelt Sykes

- Get Your Row Out (Then You Will Understand) (65405-A)
- Under Eyed Woman (65407-A)

rec. April 13, 1939 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7642
551939Roosevelt Sykes

- New Mistake In Life (91751-A)
- We Will Never Make The Grade (91752-A)

rec. September 13, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7655
561939Roosevelt Sykes

- I've Made A Change (91753-A)
- Unlucky 13 Blues (91756-A)

rec. September 13, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7680
571939Roosevelt Sykes

- Concentration Blues (91754-A)
- New Style Blues (91755-A)

rec. September 13, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

Decca 7708
581940The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Ups And Downs Blues (67464-B)
- Yellow Yam Blues (67465-A)

rec. April 3, 1940 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7747
591940The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Right Now (67469-A)
- Essie Mae Blues (67471-A)
- Essie Mae Blues (67471-B)

rec. April 3, 1940 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7769
601940The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- She's Got What It Takes (67463-A)
- Pistol Shootin' Blues (67467-A)

rec. April 3, 1940 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7785
611940The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Knock Me Out (67470-A)
- She's In My Blood (67472-A)

rec. April 3, 1940 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7796
621940The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Eight Ball Blues (67466-A)
- Eight Ball Blues (67466-B)
- Take It With A Smile (67468-A)

rec. April 3, 1940 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7809
631941The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- 47th Street Jive (93517-A) #
- My Supply Woman Blues (93520-A)

rec. February 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7833
641941The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Doin' The Sally Long (Flames Of Evaporation) (93516-A) #
- Low As A Toad (93523-A)

rec. February 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7843
651941The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- K.M.A. Blues (93518-A) #
- Prison Gate Blues (93521-A)

rec. February 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7874
661941The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Trouble And Whiskey (93519-A) #
- Sykes Advice Blues (93522-A)

rec. February 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7862
671941The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)

- K.M.A. Blues (93518-A) #
- Prison Gate Blues (93521-A)

rec. February 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Sidney Catlett, dr

Decca 7874
681941ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honey Dripper)

- Just Hanging Around (C-3718-1) #
- Pay Day Blues (C-3723-1) *

rec. April 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

OKeh 06219

# Conqueror 9943

* Conqueror 9941

691941ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honey Dripper)

- 15c A Day (C-3717-1)
- Roll On Blues (C-3720-1)

rec. April 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

OKeh 06387

= Columbia 30040

= Columbia 37473

701941ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honey Dripper)

- Keep Your Hands Off Her (C-3719-1)
- Skin And Bones Blues (C-3721-1)

rec. April 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr

OKeh 06455

= Columbia 30037




= Columbia 37470

# Conqueror 9943

711941ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honey Dripper)

- Let The Black Have His Way (C-3716-1) #
- Third Degree Blues (C-3722-1)

rec. April 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, dr; # unknown female, sp

OKeh 06542

= Columbia 30035

= Columbia 37468

# Conqueror 9941

   

- Mellow Queen Swing (C-4054-1) #
- Floating Power Blues (C-4055-1) #
- Make Up Your Mind (C-4056-1) #
- Black Biting Snitchers (C-4058-1) #
- You Got To Run Me Down (C-4059-1) #
- From The Cradle To The Grave (C-4060-1) #
- Moherless Child (C-4061-1) #

rec. November 21, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; poss. Alfred Elkins, sb
Columbia unissued

# Hi Horse CD 19001

721942ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honey Dripper)

- Training Camp Blues (C-4057-1) #
- Sugar Babe Blues (C-4228-1) *

# rec. November 21, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; poss. Alfred Elkins, sb
* rec. April 16, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, eg; poss. Alfred Elkins, sb

OKeh 6709

= Columbia 30024
= Columbia 37457

   

- Are You Unhappy? (C-4231-1) #
- You Can't Do That To Me (C-4232-1) #
- You Done Got Hip (C-4233-1)
- Love Has Something To Say(C-4234-1) * #
- The Old Hog Pen (C-4235-1)

rec. April 16, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknown, eg; poss. Alfred Elkins, sb
Columbia unissued

# Document DOCD-5122
* Best of Blues BOB3

731944Roosevelt Sykes and his Piano

- Mellow Queen (D4AB 345)
- I Wonder (D4AB 347)

rec. December 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p, Ted Summit, g; Armand 'Jump' Jackson, dr

Bluebird 34-0721
741944Roosevelt Sykes and his Piano

- Honeysuckle Rose (D4AB 344)
- Jivin' The Jive (D4AB 346)

rec. December 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p, Ted Summit, g; Armand 'Jump' Jackson, dr

Bluebird 34-0729
751945THE HONEY DRIPPER (ROOSEVELT SYKES)

- I Wonder (QB 3349-1A)   @ Spotify
- Tender Hearted Woman [sic] (I'll Wear The Pants) (QB 3350-1A)   @ Spotify

rec. 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; unknown, b



Cincinnati 3500
761945ROOSEVELT SYKES and TRIO
/ ROOSEVELT SYKES TRIO


- Tender Hearted Women Blues [sic] (I'll Wear The Pants) (QB 3350-1A)
- This Tavern Boogie (QB 3351-1A) #   @ Spotify

rec. 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts, # voc; unknown, b







Black & White 100
   

- I'm In This Mess For You (D5AB 342)

rec. July 2, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; J.T. Brown, as; Willie Lacey, g; Jump Jackson, dr
RCA unissued
771947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Kilroy Is In Town (D7VB 309) *
- Don't Push Me Around (D5AB 343) #

# rec. July 2, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; J.T. Brown, as; Willie Lacey, g; Jump Jackson, dr
* rec. February 5, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Lucius Henderson, tp; Martin Bough, Calmes Julian, sax; Leonard Caston, g; Curtis Ferguson, b; Heywood Cowan, dr



RCA Victor 20-2534
781945Roosevelt Sykes and his Piano

- The Honeydripper (D5 AB 386)
- High Price Blues (D5 AB 388)

rec. October 9, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Walker, cl; J.T. Brown, as; John Frazier, b; Charles Sanders, dr

Bluebird 34-0737
791945Roosevelt Sykes and his Piano

- Anytime Is The Right Time (D5AB 345)
- Little Sam (D5AB 343)

rec. July 2, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; J.T. Brown, as; Willie Lacey, g; Jump Jackson, dr







Bluebird 34-0745
801946Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- That's My Gal (D6VB 1822)
- Sunny Road (D6VB 1825)

rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Leon Washington, ts; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-1906
811946Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Date Bait (D5 AB 387) #
- Tonight (D6VB 1823) *

# rec. October 9, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Walker, cl; J.T. Brown, as; John Frazier, b; Charles Sanders, dr
* rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Leon Washington, ts; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2051
821947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Bobby Sox Blues (D7VB 308) *
- Peeping Tom (D5 AB 389) #

# rec. October 9, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Walker, cl; J.T. Brown, as; John Frazier, b; Charles Sanders, dr
* rec. February 5, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; J.T. Brown, as; Alfred Elkins, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2201
831946Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Flames Of Jive (D6VB 1936)   @ youtube
- Bop De Bip (D6VB 1938)   @ youtube

rec. August 23, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2382
   

- Her Little Machine (D6VB 1935)   @ youtube

rec. August 23, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr
RCA Victor unissued

RCA INTS 5099 (UK)

8410/1946THE BLUES MAN accompanied by HIS BLUES BAND

- Homesick Blues (A) *
- Blues At Midnight (B) (instr) #

rec. September 26, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, * p; Leonard Caston, g, # voc; Johnny Morton, tp; Sax Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Dallas Bartley, b; Armand Jackson, dr

Specialty SP 505
8511/1946THE BLUES MAN accompanied by HIS BLUES BAND

- Alley Cat Woman (A) #
- Night Life Blues (B) *

rec. September 26, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, # p; Leonard Caston, g; * Sunnyland Slim, voc; Johnny Morton, tp; Sax Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Bill Owens, p; Dallas Bartley, b; Armand Jackson, dr

Specialty SP 507
8612/1946THE BLUES MAN accompanied by HIS BLUES BAND

- Ice Cream Freezer (A) #
- Jumpin' At The Sunset (B) (instr)

rec. September 26, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, # p; Leonard Caston, g; Johnny Morton, tp; Sax Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Dallas Bartley, b; Armand Jackson, dr



Specialty SP 508
871947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Boogie Honky Tonk (D7VB 1170)
- Booze Blues (D7VB 1171)

rec. November 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Walker Broadus, Bill Casimir, ts; Emmanuel Sayles, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-2902
881947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Time Wasted On You (D7VB 1172) #
- High As A Georgia Pine (D7VB 1175)

rec. November 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Walker Broadus, Bill Casimir, ts; Emmanuel Sayles, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3014

= RCA Victor 22-0043

891947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Mama, Mama (D7VB 1070) *   @ youtube
- Sneakin' And Dodgin' (D6VB 1937) #   @ youtube

# rec. August 23, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr
* rec. October 15, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; W.B. Nelson, dr

RCA Victor 20-3176
901947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Until The Cows Come Home (D7VB 1174) *
- Living In A Different World (D6VB 1824) #

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Leon Washington, ts; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Jump Jackson, dr
* rec. November 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Walker Broadus, Bill Casimir, ts; Emmanuel Sayles, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3315
911947Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- BVD Blues (D7VB 310)
- I'm Her Honeydripper (D7VB 311)

rec. February 5, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Lucius Henderson, tp; Martin Bough, Calmes Julian, sax; Leonard Caston, g; Curtis Ferguson, b; Heywood Cowan, dr

RCA Victor 20-2658
   

- I Got Eyes For You (D7VB 1071)
- Doodle Rag (D7VB 1072)

rec. October 15, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; W.B. Nelson, dr
RCA Victor unissued
921948Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- He's Just A Gravy Train (D8VB 3266) *
- Walkin' And Drinkin' (D7VB 1073) #

# rec. October 15, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Sam Casimir, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; W.B. Nelson, dr
* December 30, 1948 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; g; b; dr

RCA Victor 22-0011
   

- Heavy Hearted Blues (D7VB 1169) #
- What Is Your Aim Today (D7VB 1173)

rec. November 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Walker Broadus, Bill Casimir, ts; Emmanuel Sayles, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
RCA Victor unissued
931948Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Stop Her Poppa (D8VB 3268) *
- I Know How You Feel (D7VB 1176) #

# rec. November 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Johnny Morton, tp; Oett 'Sax' Mallard, as; Walker Broadus, Bill Casimir, ts; Emmanuel Sayles, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* December 30, 1948 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; g; b; dr

RCA Victor 22-0041

= RCA Victor 50-0025

941948Joe "Boogie" Evans

- Lowland Blues   @ Spotify
- Savoy Boogie (instr)   @ Spotify

rec. 1948 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; tp; as; ts; Henry Townsend, g; b; Jump Jackson, dr

Bullet 288
951948St. Louis Jimmy [sic]

- Now I'm Through (A) #   @ Spotify
- Mr. Brown Boogie (instr) (B)   @ Spotify

rec. 1948 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, g, # voc; Henry Brown Roosevelt Sykes, p [info from Jaap Hindriks]; b

Bullet 291
9612/1949Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- Southern Blues (D8VB 3267) #   @ youtube
- My Baby Is Gone (D9VB 2004) *   @ youtube

# December 30, 1948 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; g; b; dr
* rec. October 28, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Mildred Richards, voc; Willie Lacey, g; J.C. Bell, b; P.F. Thomas, dr

RCA Victor 22-0056

= RCA Victor 50-0040

971949Roosevelt Sykes and his Original Honeydrippers

- How Am I To Know (D9VB 2003)   @ youtube
- Mind Your Own Business (D9VB 2005)   @ youtube

rec. October 28, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Mildred Richards, voc; Willie Lacey, g; J.C. Bell, b; P.F. Thomas, dr

RCA Victor 22-0089

= RCA Victor 50-0089

Document DOCD-5525

   

- All My Money Gone (D9VB 2006)

rec. October 28, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Mildred Richards, voc; Willie Lacey, g; J.C. Bell, b; P.F. Thomas, dr
RCA Victor unissued
9811/1949Roosevelt Sykes

- Candy Man Blues (A36)   @ Spotify
- Why Should I Cry (B36)   @ Spotify

rec. 1948 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; tp; as; ts; Henry Townsend, g; b; Jump Jackson, dr

Bullet 319
99194?Barrel House Blues from St. Louis
Played and Sung By Ike Rodgers, Edith Johnson, Henry Brown,
Baby Jay, Alice Moore, Mary Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes

Paramount 105
Edith Johnson
- Good Chib Blues [Paramount 12864]
- Can't Make Another Day [Paramount 12864]

Paramount 106
Alice Moore
- Broadway Street Woman Blues [Paramount 12819]
- Black And Evil Blues [Paramount 12819]

Paramount 107
Mary Johnson
- Key To The Mountain Blues [Paramount 12996]
- Barrel House Flat Blues [Paramount 12996]


three 10 inch 78 rpm records
in album set

Paramount Album P-2

1001950ROOSEVELT (Honeydripper) SYKES

- Rock It (R 1225-2)   @ Spotify
- Blues N' Boogie (R 1229) (instr)   @ Spotify

rec. March 1950 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr



Regal 3269
   

- Rock It (R 1225-1)

rec. March 1950 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr
Regal unissued

Delmark DD 773

1011950ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Drivin' Wheel (R 1224)   @ Spotify
- West Helena Blues (R 1226)   @ youtube

rec. March 1950 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr

Regal 3286
1021950ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Mail Box Blues (R 1227)   @ Spotify
- Winter Time Blues (R 1228)   @ Spotify

rec. March 1950 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr







Regal 3306
1031951ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Green Onion Top (R 1501)   @ youtube
- Wonderin' Blues (R 1502)   @ Spotify

rec. April 1951 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr

Regal 3324
   

- Chicago Boogie
- Security Blues

rec. April 1951 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jump Jackson, dr
Regal unissued

Delmark DD 773

1048/1951ROOSEVELT SYKES and his Honey Drippers

- Fine And Brown (U-1001-2) #
- Lucky Blues (U-1002-1)

rec. Juli 12, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, as; Robert "Sax" Crowder, ts; Robert Nighthawk, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr



United 101

# = Vogue V 2389 (UK)
# = Vogue V. 3297 (Fr)

   

- Fine And Brown (U-1001-1)

rec. Juli 12, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, as; Robert "Sax" Crowder, ts; Robert Nighthawk, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr
United unissued

Delmark DE 642

104a9/1951"Nature Boy" Brown and his Blues Ramblers

- Blackjack Blues (U-1012-1) #   @ youtube
- Windy City Boogie (U-1011-1)   @ youtube

rec. Juli 12, 1951 in Chicago, IL; J.T. Brown, ts, # voc; King Kolax, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Ransom Knowling, b; poss. Jump Jackson, dr; Roosevelt Sykes, voc ("encouragement and zest" [Delmark DE-714 notes])



United U-103

Pearl PL-9
P-Vine Special PLP-378
Delmark DE-714

   

- Chicago Boogie (CO 47615)
- Security Blues (CO 47616)

rec. c. 1952 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, as; Robert "Sax" Crowder, ts; Robert Nighthawk, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr
OKeh unissued
1051951JOHN BRIM

- Dark Clouds (G101)   @ youtube
- Lonesome Man Blues (G102)   @ Spotify

rec. 1951 in St. Louis, MO; John Brim, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Grace & John Brim discography




Random 201
1061951MRS. JOHN BRIM

- Going Down The Line (G103)   @ Spotify
- Leaving Daddy Blues (G104)   @ Spotify

rec. 1951 in St. Louis, MO; Grace Brim, voc; John Brim, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Grace & John Brim discography




Random 202
1075/1952ROOSEVELT SYKES and his Honey Drippers

- Raining In My Heart (U-1003-5)
- Heavy Heart (U-1004-2)

rec. Juli 12, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, as; Robert "Sax" Crowder, ts; Robert Nighthawk, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr



United 120
10810/1952ROOSEVELT SYKES (The Honeydripper)
ROOSEVELT SYKES and his Honey Drippers

- Walkin' This Boogie (U-1128-4)   @ Spotify
- Security Blues (U-1132-2 or 3) #   @ youtube

rec. August 21, 1952 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; John "Schoolboy" Porter, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr; # ens voc



United 129




= Vogue V 2393 (UK 195?)

1091/1953ROOSEVELT SYKES and The Honeydrippers

- "Four O'Clock Blues" (U-1129-12)   @ youtube
- To Hot To Handle [sic] (U-1130-9) (instr) #   @ Spotify

rec. August 21, 1952 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Remo Biondi, vn; John "Schoolboy" Porter, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr



United 139

# = Vogue V 2389 (UK)
# = Vogue V. 3297 (Fr)

   

- 4:00 Blues (U-1128-4) //
- Something Like That (U-1131-4) § || //   @ youtube
- Toy Piano Blues (U-1131-9) # § || //   @ Spotify
- Listen To My Song (U-1133-2) * //
- Listen To My Song (She's The One For Me) (U-1133-17) * || \\ //   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 21, 1952 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p, # celeste; § Remo Biondi, vn; John "Schoolboy" Porter, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jump Jackson, dr; * ens voc
United unissued

|| P-Vine PLP-9039 (1982)

\\ Delmark DE 642 (1987)

// Delmark DS 642 (2000)

1107/1953ROOSEVELT SYKES and his Honeydrippers

- Come Back Baby (U-1290-3) #
- Tell Me True (U-1293-7) *

rec. March 19, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; * J.T. Brown, ts; Big Crawford, b; Fred Below, dr; # ens voc



United 152
   

- Been Through The Mill (U-1291-1) # //   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Ruthie Lee (U-1292-3) * || //   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- 44 Blues (U-1294-5) || //   @ Spotify
- Boogie Sykes (U-1295-3) * || //   @ Spotify

rec. March 19, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; * J.T. Brown, ts; # unknown, g; Big Crawford, b; Fred Below, dr
United unissued

|| P-Vine PLP-9039 (1982)

// Delmark DS 642 (2000)

111195?Roosevelt Sykes and His Honeydrippers
ROOSEVELT SYKES and His Honeydrippers
roosevelt sykes and his honeydrippers

- Fine And Brown [United 101]
- To Hot To Hold [sic] [United 139]






Vogue V 2389 (UK 195?)




Vogue V. 3297 (Fr 195?)

1121955ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Sweet Old Chicago (IM 834)   @ youtube
- Blood Stains (IM 836)   @ youtube

rec. January 1955 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; prob. Herb Hardesty, ts; Walter Nelson, g; Frank Fields, b; Cornelius Coleman, dr



Imperial 5347
   

- You Can't Be Lucky All The Time (IM 833) #   @ youtube
- Jail Bait (IM 835) *

rec. January 1955 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; prob. Herb Hardesty, ts; Walter Nelson, g; Frank Fields, b; Cornelius Coleman, dr; # ens voc

Imperial unissued

# Imperial LM 94002

* Capitol 3CDP 36284
    (never released!)

11310/1955ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Hush Oh Hush (IM 914)   @ youtube
- Crazy Fox (IM 917)   @ youtube

rec. September 10, 1955 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknowns, gs; unknown, b; unknown, dr



Imperial 5367
   

- Cannon Ball (IM 915) *
- I'm Tired (IM 916) #   @ youtube

rec. September 10, 1955 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; unknowns, gs; unknown, b; unknown, dr
Imperial unissued

# Imperial LM 94006

* Capitol 3CDP 36284
    (never released!)

1141957ROOSEVELT SYKES

- She's Jail Bait (1006A)   @ Spotify
- Sputnik Baby (1006B)   @ Spotify

rec. 1957 in Memphis, TN; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; ts; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; b; dr

Joe Willie Wilkins discography


House of Sound C&S 505
[Chesley Sherod's label]
1151960Roosevelt Sykes

- Piney Woods (116A) [aka Pinewoods]
- I'll Get Even (116B)

rec. August 24, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; "Gilbert Potter" (Porter Kilbert), Oett "Sax" Mallard, ts; Robert Lockwood Jr., g; Jimmy Lee Robinson, b; Armand "Jump" Jackson, dr

Bea & Baby 116
   

- Gulf Port Boogie
- Casual Friend
- Strange World
- Elaine

rec. August 24, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; "Gilbert Potter" (Porter Kilbert), Oett "Sax" Mallard, ts; Robert Lockwood Jr., g; Jimmy Lee Robinson, b; Armand "Jump" Jackson, dr

Fancourt & McGrath 2012: "The titles have been listed as Bea & Baby 117 and 118 resp., actual release is unconfirmed."
Bea & Baby unissued

45 rpm / LP / CD
 1955Boogie-Woogie with the Blues

Meade Lux Lewis with George Hannah
- Freakish Man Blues
- Molasses Sopper Blues

Dobby Bragg with James 'Boodle-It' Wiggins #
- Evil Woman Blues
- Keep A'Knockin' And You Can't Get In

Cripple Clarence Lofton with Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars
- On The Wall
Blind Leroy Garnett with James 'Boodle-It' Wiggins
- My Lovin' Blues
- Weary Heart Blues


# it was then believed that Dobby Bragg did the piano accompaniment, actually Bob Call, p

Riverside RLP 1052
"Boogie Woogie Classic
Blues Accompaniments"
(US 1955)


London AL 3544

London discography

904/1957Jazz Piano Rarities

Fats Waller
- Sister Kate
- Trixie Blues
Dixie Four
- St. Louis Man
- Kentucky Stomp


Dobby Bragg
- Fire Detective Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
- Don't Put That Thing On Me
Turner Parrish
- Trenches
- Fives



London AL 3565

London discography

911960The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes

- Drivin' Wheel (2050) #   @ Spotify
- Long, Lonesome Night (2049)   @ Spotify
- Set The Meat Outdoors (2042) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Coming Home (2048) #   @ Spotify
- Stompin' The Boogie (2055)   @ Spotify
- Number Nine (2044)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

- Calcutta (2046) #   @ Spotify
- Selfish Woman (2053) (RS, voc, p only)   @ Spotify
- Hangover (2047)   @ Spotify
- Night Time Is The Right Time (2051) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Runnin' The Boogie (2045) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Hey Big Momma (2054) #   @ Spotify



unissued tracks from same session:
- Swanee River (2042)
- 47th Street Dive (2043)

rec. March 1 (204x) & March 2 (205x), 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Clarence Perry, Jr., ts; Frank Ingalls, g; Floyd Ball, g; [Bluesville BVLP 1006: "Armond"] Armand "Jump" Jackson, dr

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Fantasy 24717 gatefold; notes by Paul Oliver

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notes by Chris Albertson
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Bluesville BVLP 1006

Bluesville discography

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= OBCCD-546-2 (1992)

OBC discography

notes by Paul Oliver
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(=) Fantasy 24717 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1006)
"Urban Blues"

91a1961Daniel Filipacchi présente Jazzorama no 3

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble [RCA Victor 22-0105]
- Oo-Wee Darling [RCA Victor 22-0092]
Count Hastings & King Curtis
- Night Before Battle
- The Count And The King
Little Richard
- Please Have Mercy On Me
- Thinking About My Mother
Erskine Hawkins
- Hawk's Boogie
Champion Jack Dupree
- Shake Baby Shake [Vik 0304]

Champion Jack Dupree
- Dirty Woman [Vik 0260]
- Just Like A Woman [Vik 0260]

Roosevelt Sykes
- Peeping Tom [RCA Victor 20-2201]
- Bobby Sox Blues [RCA Victor 20-2201]
Louis Jordan
- Baby,You're Just Too Much
Little Richard
- Why Did You Leave Me
The Treniers
- Lover Come Back To Me
Red Callender
- Chico's Boogie


notes by Jean-Marie Godin







RCA 430.279 (Fr 1961)
92196?Jump Jackson Chicago Blues Session

- Sunnyland Bounce (Four Day Bounce) - Sunnyland Slim
- Please Send Me Someone To Love - Lee Jackson
- Hillbilly Blues (Harrington) - Eddie Clearwater (as "Clear Waters")
- I'll Always Love You - Shakey Jake

- In My Dreams - Roosevelt Sykes #
- Long About Midnight - Lee Jackson

rec. summer 1960 at Jump Jackson's garage, 5727 La Salle Street, Chicago, IL; # Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Tom Archia, ts; Lee Jackson, g; Jump Jackson, dr

Private pressing LP
no label, no # (Germany)

more info

931960Jazzlife - Auf den Spuren des Jazz   Volume 2

- It's A Long Way To Tipperary - Paul Barbarin & His New Orleans Jazz Band
- Jack O'Diamonds - Brother Percy Randolph
- I Lost My Heart - Armand Hugh & Emile Christian New Orleans Band
- Bobblin' - Carmell Jones
- Little Fugue - Roland Kirk
- Spoiled Your Baby - Shaky Jake


- Number Nine - Roosevelt Sykes #
- Two Blues Choruses - Ira Sullivan
- Blow Low - Buddy Tate & His Harlem Band
- Night Train - Cootie Williams & His Central Ballroom Band
- Walk On - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Soft Lights - John Coltrane


# rec. summer 1960 at Jump Jackson's garage, 5727 La Salle Street, Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Lee Jackson, g; Corky Robertson, b; Jump Jackson, dr

These records (Vols. 1 & 2) were only available with the equally named book by Joachim Ernst Berendt / William Claxton

7 inch 33 rpm



Metronome JEB 1001 B
(Germany)

more info

remastered versions of both
7 inch 33 rpm volumes re-released in 2013 on a CD
accompanying a reissue of
the book:

   

Roosevelt Sykes - Long Lonesome Night || #
Roosevelt Sykes - Miss Ida B. #
St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Goin' Down Slow || *
St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Come Day Go Day || *
St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Save Me A Drink *
St. Louis Jimmy Oden - The Girl I Love *

# rec. summer 1960 at Jump Jackson's garage, 5727 La Salle Street, Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; || Tom Archia, ts; || Corky Robertson, b; || Jump Jackson, dr

* rec. summer 1960 at Jump Jackson's garage, 5727 La Salle Street, Chicago, IL; St. Louis Jimmy Oden, voc; Roosevelt Sykes, p; || Tom Archia, ts; || Corky Robertson, b; || Jump Jackson, dr
La Salle unissued

more info

941960Roosevelt Sykes

- Miss Ida B. [Bluesville BVLP 1014]
- Satellite Baby * [Bluesville BVLP 1014]

rec. September 14, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; King Curtis, ts; * Robert Banks, org; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr

review in Billboard - October 24, 1960, p. 52
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Bluesville 45-810

Bluesville discography

951961Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- Miss Ida B. # [Bluesville 45-810]
- Mislead Mother # *
- Yes Lawd # *

- I Hate To Be Alone # *
- Jailbait # *
- Lonely Day
- Satellite Baby # * [Bluesville 45-810]
- Pocketful Of Money # *
- She Ain't For Nobody *

rec. September 14, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # King Curtis, ts; * Robert Banks, org; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
notes by Nat Hentoff
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Bluesville BVLP 1014

Bluesville discography

notes by Nat Hentoff
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Prestige PR 7722 (1962)

click to enlarge !
= Vogue LDM. 30173
(Fr 1973)

= OBCCD-557-2 (1993)

OBC discography

961961Roosevelt Sykes: Blues

- Sweet Old Chicago
- Don't Care Blues
- 47th Street Jive
- Memphis Slim Rock #
- 44 Blues
- Security Blues
- R.S. Stomp

- Ran The Blues Out Of My Window
- All My Money's Gone
- Women In Elaine Arkansas
- The Mistaken Life
- The Sweet Root Man
- The Thing
- Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

rec. January 13, (June?) 1961 at Cue Recording Studios, Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Memphis Slim, p; prod. by Memphis Slim
cover photos by Val Wilmer
notes by Valerie Wilmer

Folkways FS 3827


= Blue Angel BA 20007
(Germany 19??)

notes by Valerie Wilmer
and Matt Walters



= Smithsonian Folkways
SF CD 40051   (US 1995)

971961Roosevelt Sykes: Face To Face With The Blues

- Monte Carlo Blues   @ Spotify
- Pretty Woman   @ Spotify
- Careless Love   @ Spotify
- Night Time Is The Right Time   @ Spotify
- Blues For Big Sid   @ Spotify

- Roll On   @ Spotify
- The Train Is Coming   @ Spotify
- Piano Solo   @ Spotify
- Pappa Low   @ Spotify
- On The Sunny Side Of The Street   @ Spotify
- Ice Cream Freezer   @ Spotify

rec. January 21 (afternoon), 1961 at Lansdowne Studios in West London, UK; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Don Lawson, dr; prod. by Denis Preston
photography: Patrick Gwynn-Jones
notes by Alexis Korner







Columbia 33SX 1343
"Lansdowne Jazz Series"
(UK 1961)


(=) Vocalion CDSML 8496
(along with Columbia 33SX 1422)
remastered, in stereo!

986/1962Roosevelt Sykes Sings the Blues@ youtube

- Slave For Your Love [Kent 384]
- Gone With The Wind [Kent 384, Kent 434]
- Wild Side
- Out On A Limb [Kent 434]
- Honey Child

- Never Loved Like This Before
- Last Chance
- Casual Friend
- Your Will Is Mine
- Hupe Dupe Do

rec. April or May 1962 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, ts; Lee Jackson, g; "Big" Willie Dixon, b; Jump Jackson, dr

notes (June 1962)
by Josea Taubling





Crown CLP 5287
(US 6/1962)




= United US 7792
(US 1967)


= Ember EMB 3391
(UK 1967)

notes (June 1962)
by Josea Taubling



= Ace CDCHM 1132
(UK 2006)

991962American Folk Blues Festival

Big Bill Broonzy - Trouble In Mind
Memphis Slim - Beer Drinking Woman
Memphis Slim - Hey Slim
Helen Humes - Million Dollar Secret
Helen Humes - I'm Gonna Let Him Ride
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Sweet Lovin' Kind

Roosevelt Sykes - Night Time Is The Right Time

Lightnin' Hopkins - Automobile Blues
Shakey Jake - Good Times [Bluesville BVLP 1008]
John Lee Hooker - I Need Some Money
Odetta - Prettiest Train
Willie Dixon - Nerveous
Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Williams & Sonny Terry - Wimmin From Coast To Coast


Philips 681 555 was issued before start of the 1962 American Folk Blues Festival tour to introduce the participating artists
front cover artwork: "Feld mit 8 Gruppen" by Max Bill (1956)

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by
Joachim E. Berendt



Philips B 681 555 L
(Philips Twen Serie 11)
1001962ROOSEVELT SYKES The Honey Dripper

- Slave For Your Love [Crown CLP 5287]
- Gone With The Wind [Crown CLP 5287]

rec. April or May 1962 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, ts; Lee Jackson, g; "Big" Willie Dixon, b; Jump Jackson, dr


Kent 45x384
1011962Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- Sweet Old Chicago #   @ Spotify
- Mr. Sykes' Blues   @ Spotify
- Let It Rock   @ Spotify
- Mistakes In My Life   @ Spotify
- So Tired   @ Spotify
- Hot Nuts #   @ Spotify

- Gulf Port Boogie   @ Spotify
- Unlucky Thirteen Blues   @ Spotify
- Three Handed Woman   @ Spotify
- Little And Low #   @ Spotify
- Green Onion Top   @ Spotify
- How Long, How Long Blues #   @ Spotify

rec. January 21 (evening), 1961 at Lansdowne Studios in West London, UK; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Alexis Korner, g; Phil Seamen, dr; prod. by Denis Preston
photography: Patrick Gwynn-Jones
notes by Charles Fox





Columbia 33SX 1422
"Lansdowne Jazz Series"
(UK 1962)


= Aves 59.011 (Germany)


= Aves/Intercord INT 146.517
(Germany 1979  first release with
false cover: Little Brother Montgomery
)


= Aves/Intercord INT 146.517
(Germany 1979)


(=) Vocalion CDSML 8496
(along with Columbia 33SX 1343)
remastered, in stereo!

 1962?Piano, Brass and Blues
A Collection of Classic Blues Accompaniments

- Freakish Man - Meade Lux Lews, p; George Hannah, voc
- Tuba Lawdy Blues - Bert Cobb, tuba; unknown, p; Sharlie English, voc
- Can't Make Another Day - Roosevelt Sykes, p; "Baby Jay", cornet; Edith Johnson, voc
- Dishrag Blues - "Baby Jay" cornet; unknown, p; Leola B. "Coot" Grant, voc
- Weary Heart Blues - Blind Leroy Garnett, p; James "Boodle-It" Wiggins, voc, hca
- Black and Evil Blues - Ike Rodgers, trombone; Henry Brown, p; Alice Moore, voc

- Gambler's Dream - Thomas (Mutt) Carey, trumpet; Hociel Thomas, p, voc
- Troubled in Mind Blues- Lee Collins, trumpet; Lovie Austin, p; John Lindsay, b; Baby Dodds, dr; Bertha "Chippie" Hill, voc
- On the Wall - Cripple Clarence Lofton, p; Louise Johnson, voc

- Evil Woman Blues - Dobby Bragg, p; James "Boodle-It" Wiggins, voc #
- Transom Blues - Bert Cobb and Sharlie English
- Molasses Sopper Blues - Meade Lux Lewis and George Hannah


# it was then believed that Dobby Bragg did the piano accompaniment, actually Bob Call, p







Riverside RLP 153
1022/1963Blues On Parade Volume One

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Walk On
- Rockin' And Whoopin'

Jimmy Cotton
- Rock Me Mama

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let It Rock #

# rec. January 21 (evening), 1961 at Lansdowne Studios in West London, UK; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Phil Seamen, dr; prod. by Denis Preston
photography by Patrick Gwynn-Jones
EP





EMI Columbia SEG 8226
"Lansdowne Jazz Series"
(UK 1963)
1031963The Best of This Is The Blues

Lightning Hopkins
- I'm Wild About You Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- Ups And Downs Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Laplegged Drunk Again
Rosetta Howard
- Rosetta Blues
Ollie Shepard
- She Walks Like A Kangaroo
Cow Cow Davenport
- Railroad Blues

Jimmie Gordon
- Me And My Gin
Peetie Wheatstraw
- All Night Long Blues
- Love Bug Blues
Johnnie Temple
- Bow Leg Woman [Decca 7817]
Jesse James
- Lonesome Day Blues
Cousin Joe
- Beggin' Women


compiled by Horst Hohenböken


Brunswick 87 521 inner gatefold

notes by Hans Herder

Brunswick 88-001
(Germany 1963)

notes by Hans Herder





= Brunswick 87 521

1041963Roosevelt Sykes
This Is The Blues Vol. 2

- You Can't Fix It Back
- Love Will Wear You Down

- Journey From The Germs
- Ups And Downs Blues


Brunswick 10 352
105196?Three Kings And The Queen

Roosevelt Sykes
- This Is A New World (131) #
Lonnie Johnson
- Mr. Johnson's Guitar Talks
Big Joe Williams & Bob Dylan
- Sitting On Top Of The World
Victoria Spivey
- All You Men

Roosevelt Sykes
- Lake Charles Stomp (140) #
Big Joe Williams
- Strange Girl Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Stick By Me Baby
Victoria Spivey
- Turpentine


Roosevelt Sykes
- Let's Play Mommy And Daddy (135) #
Big Joe Williams & Bob Dylan
- Wichita
Victoria Spivey
- Brown Skin
Lonnie Johnson
- Stop Talking
Big Joe Williams
- No Partnership Woman
Victoria Spivey
- Blues For Robert Calvin No. 2
Lonnie Johnson
- Four Shots Of Gin

Sykes & Spivey
- Thirteen Hours (146) || #



unissued tracks from same session:
Roosevelt Sykes
- This Is A New World (132) #
- Mercy Dee Blues (133/134) #
- Mother Fuyer (139) #
- Stella (141) #
- Bad Luck (142) #
- New Poodle Dog (143/144) #
- On My Way To Gulfport (145) #

# rec. June 3, 1963 in New York, NY; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; || Victoria Spivey, voc; Pat Wilson, dr
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Spivey 1004

Spivey discography

1061965ROOSEVELT SYKES

- Gone With The Wind [Crown CLP 5287]
- Out On A Limb [Crown CLP 5287]

rec. April or May 1962 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Sax Mallard, ts; Lee Jackson, g; "Big" Willie Dixon, b; Jump Jackson, dr




Kent 434x45
1071965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

LP tracks:
Boogie Woogie Red - So Much Good Feeling (spoken, with own piano)
Willie Thomas - A Little Different spoken
James Butch Cage & Willie Thomas - Kill That Nigger Dead (Cage, vocal and fiddle; Thomas, vocal and guitar)
Lil' Son Jackson - The Onliest Way (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - My Father's Style (guitar solo)
J.B. Lenoir - So It Rocked On (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - Move To Kansas City (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - When She Comes Back (spoken)
Otis Spann - Poor Country Boy (vocal, with own piano)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ain't No Easy Thing (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Evil Heart Blues (vocal and own piano)
Blind Arvella Gray - A Roughneck (spoken)

Roosevelt Sykes - West Helena Blues (vocal and guitar)
Will Shade - Days Of Nineteen-Hundred (spoken)
Will Shade - Newport News Blues (vocal and own guitar)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Whistling Alex Moore - Come and Get Me (vocal and own piano)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Brother John Sellers - Move Back For What? (spoken)
J. B. Lenoir - I Been Down So Long (vocal and own guitar)

Jasper Love - Santa Fé Blues (vocal and piano)
John Lee Hooker - Somewhere Down The Line (spoken)
Robert Curtis Smith - I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - Only Places They Can Go (spoken)
Otis Spann - People Calls Me Lucky (vocal and own piano)
Henry Townsend - What Have I Committed (spoken)
James Butch Cage - Tween Midnight And Day (vocal and own guitar)
Little Brother Montgomery - Walking Basses (spoken)
Little Brother Montgomery - Dud Low Joe (piano solo)
Little Brother Montgomery - It's A Barrelhouse Blues (spoken) []
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues (vocal with piano)
Little Brother Montgomery - They Beat Me To Chicago (spoken) []

Roosevelt Sykes - They All Called Him 'Pork Chops' (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues (vocal and own piano)
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Doctor Clayton And Me (spoken) []
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Take A Little Walk With Me (vocal with own electric guitar, with Sunnyland Slim, piano) []
Edwin Buster Pickens - To Have The Blues Within (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Blues In The Bottle (vocal and own guitar)

CD tracks:
- So Much Good Feeling - Boogie Woogie Red
- A Little Different - Willie Thomas
- Kill That Nigger Dead - James "Butch" Cage & Willie Thomas
- The Onliest Way - Lil Son Jackson
- My Father's Style / So It Rocked On / Move To Kansas City - J.B. Lenoir
- When She Come Back / Poor Country Boy - Otis Spann
- Ain't No Easy Thing - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Evil Heart Blues - Mance Lipscomb
- A Roughneck - Blind Arvella Gray

- West Helena Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Days of 1900 / Newport News Blues - Will Shade
- Chock House Days / Come and Get Me - Whistling Alex Moore
- Move Back! For What? - Brother John Sellers
- Been Down So Long - J.B. Lenoir
- A Place They Call Boots' - James "Stump" Johnson []
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown []
- They Called Us Gandy Dancers / Work Songs / John Henry - Blind Arvella Gray with Blind James Brewer []
- Santa Fe Train - Edwin "Buster" Pickens
- Most Reason I Sing - Robert Curtis Smith
- Santa Fe Blues - Jasper Love
- Somewhere Down The Line - John Lee Hooker
- I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change - Robert Curtis Smith
- Only Places They Can Go / People Call Me Lucky - Otis Spann
- What Have I Committed? - Henry Townsend
- 'Tween Midnight And Day - James "Butch" Cage>
- Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe / The First Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery

- They Call Him "Pork Chops" / Forty-Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Blues In The Bottle - Mance Lipscomb
- To Have The Blues Within - Edward "Buster" Pickens
- Colorado Springs Blues - Edwin "Buster" Pickens []

LP resp. CD accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

[] = not on LP resp. CD !!!

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Decca LK 4664

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2nd ed. (1997) of book
(with enclosed CD)

107a1966American Folk Blues Festival '65 - Studio Session

Fred McDowell
- Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir
- Slow Down
Walter Horton
- Christine

Roosevelt Sykes
- Come On Back Home (2:31) #   @ youtube
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- The Big Question

Jimmy Lee Robinson
- Rosalie
John Lee Hooker
- King Of The World
- Della Mae
Buddy Guy
- First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Houn' Dog
Doctor Ross
- My Black Name Is Ringing


# rec. October 7, 1965 at a studio in Hamburg, Germany; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Buddy Guy, g; Jimmie Lee Robinson, b; Fred Below, dr

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7386 track sequence:
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della May [sic] (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Highway 61 (AFBF 1965)
Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing (AFBF 1965)
Jimmy Lee Robinson - Rosalie (AFBF 1965)
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues (AFBF 1966)

Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (AFBF 1965) [track sequence of side B?]
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question (AFBF 1965)
Junior Wells - Checkin' On My Baby (AFBF 1965)

Roosevelt Sykes - Running The Boogie (AFBF 1966)
Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinking (AFBF 1966)
Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues (AFBF 1966)
Otis Rush - All Your Love or My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel") (AFBF 1966)

ACT CD 9204 track sequence:
Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1 - American Folk Blues Festival [1963, 1964, 1965]

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & at tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)
Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963) (AFBF 1965)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (instr) (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)

Roosevelt Sykes - Sail On (2:59) (AFBF 1965) #
Memphis Slim -Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)
Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)
Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)

Evidence ECD 26100 track sequence:
disc 5: American Folk Blues Festival 'sixty five

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down, Woman
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle °°
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Christine

Roosevelt Sykes - Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question
Jimmie Lee Robinson - Rosa Lee
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) °°
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (alt tk) °°
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump °°
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky °°
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Got A Letter This Morning °°

Roosevelt Sykes - Sail On °°
Doctor Ross - Farewell, Baby °°

°° bonus tracks (from ACT CD 9204)

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Horst Lippmann
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Fontana 885 422 TY
(Germany 1965)

notes by Horst Lippmann
click to enlarge !

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= Fontana 885 422 TY
("Special Edition")

notes by Horst Lippmann
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Fontana TL 5286
(UK 1965)






(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (Jp 1969)
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66

notes by Willy Leiser



= L+R 42.025 (Germany 1980)




= Optimism LR CD-2025
(US 1983)


= Optimism LRC-2025
(US 1983) (cassette)




= Bellaphon CDLR 42025
(Germany 1990)




ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

5 CD set
notes by Bill Dahl
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(=) Evidence ECD 26100
(US 1995)

1081966?Barrelhouse, Blues & Boogie Woogie   Vol. 2

Jimmy Yancey
- Yancey Special
Champion Jack Dupree
- Shirley Mae
Speckled Red
- You Ain't No Good
Henry Brown
- Becky Thatcher Blues
- St. Louis Sweet Patootie

Memphis Slim
- Celeste Boogie

Roosevelt Sykes
- Dog Finger Blues #
Champion Jack Dupree
- Daybreak Blues
Pete Johnson
- 4 0'Clock Blues
Boogie Woogie Trio (Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis)
- Dupree Blues
Albert Ammons
- Monday Struggle


# rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 183

notes by Paul Oliver







= Storyville 670183

Storyville discography

1091966American Folk Blues Festival '66

Vol. 1: Amiga 855114
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie #
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Big Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete

Junior Wells
- Sheckin' (sic!) On My Baby
- Vietnam Blues //
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie //
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly

Vol. 2: Amiga 855126
Otis Rush
- It Takes Time //

Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time # //
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault
Little Brother Montgomery
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie //
Sleepy John Estes
- Yellow Jam Blues //

Junior Wells
- Over Yonders Walls //
Sippie Wallace
- Women Keep Your Mouth Shut //
Junior Wells
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Feeling Happy //

// not on Fontana 885 431 BY

Fontana 885 431 BY
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie #
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault

Junior Wells
- Checkin' On My Baby
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Roll 'Em Pete


rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin
# Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Jack Meyers, b; Fred Below, dr

Amarica Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(DDR 1969)

= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(DDR 1969)

click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
= Amiga CD 82876-63061-2
(2004)

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Fontana 885 431 BY


Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 65-66


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

1101966Piano Blues

Walter Roland
- Big Mama
- Dice's Blues
Sylvester Palmer
- Broke Man Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Skippy Whippy
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Les Blues
- Number 29
Jabbo Williams
- Pratt City Blues

Walter Davis
- M & O Blues
Romeo Nelson
- Dyin' Rider Blues
Louise Johnson
- On The Wall

Roosevelt Sykes
- Lost All I Had Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
- The First Time I Met You [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
Jabbo Williams
- Jab Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Good Woman Blues


compiled and edited
by Samuel Charters

RBF 12

read notes

RBF discography

1111966Piano Blues Vol. 2

Champion Jack Dupree
- Blues Before Sunrise (alt. tk.)
Speckled Red
- T'aint Nobody's Business
Champion Jack Dupree
- You Got Me Way Down Here
Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Under-Eyed Woman #
Memphis Slim
- Worries All The Time

Memphis Slim
- Gone Mother Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Please Send Me Someone To Love

Roosevelt Sykes
- 9 Hour Call #
Henry Brown
- New Eastern Chimes
Champion Jack Dupree
- Work House Blues
Speckled Red - How Long Blues


# rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 187

= Storyville 670187

DLP

(=) Storyville ST 21013
(along with SLP 168)

Storyville discography

1121966Roosevelt Sykes: ack to the blues

- Red-Eye Jesse Bell
- She's Got Me Straddle A Log

- Living The Right Life
- New Fire Detective Blues

rec. May 17, 1963 at United Studio in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
front cover photo by Valerie Wilmer
"Made in England" (distributed by Talent Records Co., 76 Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Avenue, London)
7 inch 45 rpm EP





Delmark DJB 2
113196?The Best of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes
Speckled Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby


Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel #
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy & M. Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes


# rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Storyville SLP 188
= Storyville 671188

notes by Paul Oliver



= Storyville SLP 4023 (1981)

Storyville discography

114196?Roosevelt Sykes: Portraits In Blues Vol. 11

- Big Ben
- Boot That Thing
- Springfield Blues
- Henry Ford Blues
- I'm A Dangerous Man
- True Thing

- You Understand
- Whole Lot Of Children
- The Last Laugh
- Gold Mine
- 44 Blues
- Sugar Cup

rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
Delmark DS 616 cover photo by Ray Flerlage; Delmark DD 616 front cover photo by Anton Mikofsky
notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 189
(Denmark)

notes by Paul Oliver



= Storyville 671189

notes by Bob Koester





= Delmark DS 616
(US 1969)
"Roosevelt Sykes In Europe"


= Storyville ST 21006
(Fr 1975)

Storyville discography

notes (Sept. 1969, abbreviated)
by Bob Koester



= Delmark DD 616

Storyville STCD 8027

1151967Roosevelt Sykes: Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932

Dobby Bragg
- Fire Detective Blues
- Single Tree Blues
Edith Johnson
- Good Chib Blues
- Can't Make Another Day
Charlie McFadden
- People People Blues
- Groceries On The Shelf
Dobby Bragg
- 3-6 And 9 (Three, Six And Nine)
- We Can Sell That Thing

Mary Johnson
- Rattlesnake Blues
- Mary Johnson Blues
Jimmy Oden
- I Have Made Up My Mind
- Sitting Down Thinking Blues
Matthew McClure
- Prisoner's Blues
Roosevelt Sykes
- Mr. Sykes Blues
- Highway 61 Blues
Eithel Smith
- Jelly Roll Mill

notes by Paul Oliver

Riverside RLP 8819




= Les Disques Pierre Cardin
93514 (Fr 1970)


= Music Parade Cetra
LEL209 (It 1973)

= Mercury 6332 992
(Fr 19??)

116196?Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- The Honey Dripper
- Little And Low
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Mistake In Life
- Night Time Is The Right Time, No. 2
- Have You Seen Ida B
- 44 Blues
- Eight Ball Blues
- Take It With A Smile
- Right Now
- Essie Mae Blues
- Doin' The Sally Long (Flames Of Evaporation)
- K.M.A. Blues
- Prison Gate Blues
- Low As A Toad


also known as White Label, issued with blank sleeves

Vinyl VLP 9
= Vinyl W 1266
117196?Sippie Wallace Sings The Blues

Storyville SLP 198 tracks:
- Woman [sic] Be Wise *
- Trouble Everywhere I Roam #
- Lonesome Hours Blues #
- Special Delivery Blues *
- Murder Gonna Be My Crime *
- Caldonia Blues *

- You Got To Know How *

- Gambler's Dream #
- Shorty George Blues #
- Bedroom Blues #
- I'm a Mighty Tight Woman *
- Up the Country Blues ||


Storyville/Teldec 6.23705 tracks:
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman *
- You Don't Know My Mind #
- Woman [sic] Be Wise *
- Trouble Everywhere I Roam #
- Lonesome Hours Blues #
- Special Delivery Blues *
- Suitcase Blues *

- Up The Country Blues ||
- Caldonia Blues *
- You Got To Know How *

- Gambler's Dream #
- Shorty George Blues #
- Bedroom Blues #
- Murder Gonna Be My Crime *

rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Sippie Wallace, voc, || p; # Roosevelt Sykes, p; * Little Brother Montgomery, p

Storyville SLP 198

notes by Manfred Miller

Storyville/Teldec 6.23705
"That Red Hot Mama"
(Blues Roots Vol. 6) (1979)


= Storyville SLP 4017 (197?)

1181968Blues Uptown
Urban Blues Vol. 1

- Don't Lie To Me - Fats Domino
- Mother Fuyer - Dirty Red (Nelson Wimborn)
- Vida Lee - T-Bone Walker
- Too Many Drivers - Smiley Lewis

- Sweet Old Chicago - Roosevelt Sykes [Imperial 5347]
- Story To Tell - Joe Turner
- Empty Life - Mercy Dee [Imperial 5104]

- Rose Mary - Fats Domino
- You Done Me Wrong - Dirty Red
- I Get So Weary - T-Bone Walker
- Tee Nah Nah - Smiley Lewis

- You Can't Be Lucky All The Time - Roosevelt Sykes [Imperial unissued]
- Battle Of The Blues (part 1) - Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris
- Danger Zone - Mercy Dee [Imperial 5127]



Imperial LM 94002 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM 94002 (US)


= Liberty LBL 83215 (UK)

Imperial/Liberty
"Legendary Masters"
series discography

1191968Down Home Stomp - Rural Blues, Vol. 3

Papa Lightfoot
- Jump The Boogie
- Mean Ol Train
Boogie Bill Webb
- Boogie
- Bad Dog
J.D. Edwards
- Playboy Blues
- Hobo
Lowell Fulsom
- Stormin' And Rainin'


Roosevelt Sykes
- Hush Oh Hush [Imperial 5367]
- I'm Tired [Imperial unissued]
Manny Nichols
- No One To Love Me
Country Jim
- Sad And Lonely
Lil' Son Jackson
- Rock And Rollin' # 2
- Sad Letter Blues


Imperial LM-94006 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM-94006

notes by Pete Welding

= Liberty LBL 83329


= Matchbox MB 904
(UK 1989) "Rural Blues"

notes by Pete Welding

= Beat Goes On BGOCD 464
(UK 1999, remastered)

Imperial/Liberty
"Legendary Masters"
series discography

1201968Low Down Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie

Sylvester Palmer
- Mean Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues
Will Ezell
- Old Mill Blues
- Barrel House Woman
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Strut That Thing
- Monkey Man Blues
- You've Done Tore Your Playhouse Down
- Streamline Train

Lee Brown
- Carpenter Man Blues
- Little Girl, Little Girl
Walter Davis
- You Don't Know Right From Wrong
- Smoky Mountain

Roosevelt Sykes
- New Mistake In Life
- We Will Never Make The Grade
St. Louis Jimmy
- Soon Forget You
- Can't Stand Your Evil Ways



Confidential CLP 001 (Fr)
1211968Encore! for the Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters Blues Men
- Yes Sir! Boss
Harvey Hill
- I Feel So Good
Koko Taylor
- I'm Looking For A Man
Memphis Slim
- Chicago To Paris
Babe Stovall
- My Brown Is A Mistraeter
Big Joe Williams
- Move Your Hand
Olive Brown
- Woman's Lament
J.B. Lenoir
- Korea Blues

Washboard Sam's Band
- Chicago Rock
Victoria Spivey
- T B Blues
Willie Dixon
- Brooklyn Going To Be My Home
John Hammond
- Squeeze My Lemon
John Henry Barbee
- Six Weel Old Blues
Viola Wells
- See See Rider
Homesick James
- Somebody's Been Talkin'

Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother Fuyer (138) #

# rec. June 3, 1963 in New York, NY; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; || Victoria Spivey, voc; Pat Wilson, dr

John Henry Barbee discography

John Hammond discography

Homesick James discography

J.B. Lenoir discography

Babe Stovall discography

Big Joe Williams discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1009

Spivey discography

121a1968Memphis And The Delta - 1950s

Houston Boines
- Relation Blues
Luther Huff
- Bull Dog Blues
Junior Brooks
- She's A Little Girl
Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Walking
Forest City Joe
- Memory Of Sonny Boy

Roosevelt Sykes
- West Helena Blues
Joe Hill Louis
- I Feel Like A Million

Sunnyland Slim
- Going Back To Memphis
Boyd Gilmore
- Rambling On My Mind
Drifting Slim
- Good Morning Blues
Willie Love
- Seventy Four Blues [Trumpet 173]
James Cotton
- Cotton Crop Blues
Baby Face Turner
- Gonna Let You Go
Elmore James
- Please Find My Baby


cover photo by Danny Lyon
notes by Paul Oliver







Blues Classics BC 15 (1968)

notes by Paul Oliver







Blues Classics BC 15
(1970s repress)


Blues Classics discography

1221969Up The Country

Robert Pete Williams
- Don't The Moon Look Lonesome
Yank Rachell
- Yellow Jam Blues
Sippie Wallace
- Up The Country
Sleepy John Estes
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Back Door Friend

Roosevelt Sykes
- Boot That Thing

Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time
Sippie Wallace
- Women Be Wise
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Feeling Good
Joe Turner
- Chains Of Love
Joe Turner with Otis Rush's Blues Band
- Well Oh Well





Scout Sc-3

Scout discography

1231969Favorite Country Blues Piano-Guitar Duets 1929-1937

Willie Harris
- West Side Blues
Charlie Spand
- Good Gal
- Back To The Woods Blues
Leroy Carr
- Sloppy Drunk Blues

Roosevelt Sykes "& Clifford Gibson"
- Tired Of Being Mistreated
Springback James
- Poor Coal Passer
Leola Manning
- The Blues Is All Wrong

Joe Evans
- Down In Black Bottom
- Shook Woman Blues
Blind Blake
- Poker Woman Blues
Walter Davis
- Sloppy Drunk Again
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Monkey Man Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- New Orleans Stop Time
Buddy Woods
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away


front cover drawing by Rory Block
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart



Yazoo L-1015


= Yazoo CD 1015

Yazoo discography

12419??Hard Time Blues - St. Louis 1933-1940

Lane Hardin
- Hard Times Blues (1935)
Aaron “Pinetop” Sparks
- Workhouse Blues (1935)
Mary Harris
- Happy New Year Blues (1935)

Roosevelt Sykes
- Drunken Gambler (1937)
Henry Townsend
- Don't Love That Woman (1934)
Charly Jordan
- Tight Time Blues (1934)
Walter Davis
- Just Thinking (1940)

Blind Teddy Darby
- Pitty Pat Blues (1933)
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Third Streets Going Down (1937)
Alice Moore
- Blue Black and Evil Blues (1935)
Charlie McFadden
- Times Are So Tight (1933)
Leroy Henderson
- Good Scuffler Blues (1935)
Milton Parks
- Grinder Blues (1935)
Lane Hardin
- California Desert Blues (1935)





Mamlish S-3806

Mamlish discography

1251970Victoria Spivey Presents The All Stars BLUES WORLD of Spivey Records in Stereo

Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men
Roosevelt Sykes
- Fat Daddy Jump #
- Dresser Drawers #
John Hammond
- I'm Leaving
Victoria Spivey
- Black Gal []
Smokey Hogg & His Washboard Trio
Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- Smokey's West Texas
- Laura So Sweet

Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- My Baby Left Me
Washboard Doc
- Doctor Of The Washboard
Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- Bells Are Toning   @ youtube
Willie Dixon Chicago Blues All Stars
Willie Dixon
- Down In The Bass-Ment
Sunnyland Slim
- Blues Drove Me Out Of My Mind
Marie Dixon
- Three O'Clock In The Morning
Johnny Shines
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues


rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon's basement in Chicago, IL

# Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men: Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; John Hammond, g, # voc; Bill Dicey, hca; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb; [] Victoria Spivey, guest voc
Smokey Hogg & His Washboard Trio: Hogg, Wasboard Doc & Benny Jefferson
Willie Dixon Chicago Blues All Stars: Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Shines, Clifton James & Cryin' Marie Dixon

John Hammond discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1011

Spivey discography

1261970Spivey's Blues Parade

Spivey's Blues Paraders
- Overture Rouser #
Benny Jefferson
- Life Is A Feeling
Pat Blackman
- Get Yourself Another Monkey
Sugar Blue & His Harmonica
- Sugar Really Has The Blues
Sippie Wallace
- I’m A Mighty Tight Woman
Billie Mitchell
- My Mama And My Papa
Walter "Shakey" Horton (+ Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines)
- Inter-Mission Taste § ("Hotel Alvin Blues Party")
Victoria Spivey (+ Lonnie Johnson, Little Brother Montgomery & Sonny Greer)
- Jet

Carolina Rose
- Wine Drinkin’ Man
Sonny Boy Williamson [actually Victoria Spivey, accompanied by SBW]
- Black Snake Swinger (158) |||   @ youtube

Nita Washington
- Rich Man Blues //
Washboard Bill
- You Are My Sunshine
Littly Sonny Parker
- Love Is Got Me Down
Delsey MacCay (+ Horton & Sunnyland Slim)
- Just Deserts * ("Hotel Alvin Blues Party")
Papa Comb & His Ukelele Mama
- Struggle Buggy Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Lonnie’s Traveling Light




unissued tracks from September 28, 1963 Victoria Spivey & Sonny Boy Williamson session:
- Careless Love (156) ||
- St. Louis Blues (157) |||


# rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon’s basement in Chicago, IL; Bill Dicey, hca; Roosevelt Sykes, p; John Hammond, g; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb
|| rec. September 28, 1963 (during AFBF '63) at Stephanie Wiesand's home in Baden-Baden, Germany; Victoria Spivey, voc, uke; ||| Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Günter Boas, p
§ rec. 1969/70 in New York City; Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; Johnny Shines, g; Victoria Spivey, voc chorus
* rec. 1969/70 in New York City; Delsey McKay, voc; Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, chatter

// rec. February 1970 in New York City; Nita Washington, voc; Bob Malenky, fl; Roosevelt Sykes, p; John Hammond Jr., g; Joseph "Washboard Doc" Doctor, wb
notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey discography

1271970Kings and the Queen   Volume Two

Memphis Slim
- Everything I Do Is Wrong
Lonnie Johnson
- Feelings From The Fingers

Roosevelt Sykes
- Sleeping All Day Blues #
Victoria Spivey, Big Joe Williams, Bob Dylan
- Big Joe, Dylan and Victoria
Victoria Spivey
- A Bum Can't Do You No Good
Memphis Slim
- European Blues

Victoria Spivey
- Go Tell My Other Man
Big Joe Williams
- Drifting Blues

Roosevelt Sykes, John Hammond
- Bicycle Riding Mama #
Lonnie Johnson
- Be Careful
Victoria Spivey, Bob Dylan
- It's Dangerous
Memphis Slim
- Slim's Organ Boogie For Victoria


# rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon's basement in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men: Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; John Hammond, g; Bill Dicey, hca; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb

John Hammond discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey discography

127a1970The Story Of The Blues Vol. 2

Side One: Guitar Pickers
Curley Weaver - No No Blues
Little Hat Jones - Hurry Blues
Emery Glen - Blue Blazes Blues
'Mooch' Richardson - Low Down Barrelhouse Blues 2
Lonnie Johnson - Broken Levee Blues
Buddy Moss - Undertaker Blues
J.B. Lenoir - Mojo Boogie
Son House - Pearline


Side Two: Piano Blues
Whistlin' Alex Moore - West Texas Woman
Sylvester Palmer - Lonesome Man Blues
George NobleThe Seminole Blues
Cripple Clarence Lofton - Brown Skin Blues
Bumble Bee Slim - Ramblin' With That Woman
Roosevelt Scott - Black Gal Blues

Roosevelt Sykes - Training Camp Blue
Champion Jack Dupree - Junker Blues


Side Three: Blues Girls
Maggy Jones - Good Time Flat Blues
Clara Smith - Whip It To A Jelly
Cleo Gibson - I've Got Ford Movement In My Hips
Martha Copeland - Desert Blues
Victoria Spivey - Christmas Morning Blues
Liza Brown, Ann Johnson - Get On Out Of Here
Merline Johnson - Good Old Easy Street
Big Maybelle - Maybelle's Blues


Side Four: Blues Groups
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie - That Will Be Alright
Mississippi Mud Steppers - Jackson Stomp
Jazzbo Tommy & Lowlander's - Blaze Face Cow
Duskey Dailey & His Band - Miss Georgia Blues
Willie 'Long Time' Smith - My Buddy Dr. Clayton
Otis Rush - Love That Woman
Magic Sam - All Your Love
John Littlejohn - Been Around The World


compiled by Paul Oliver

CBS 66232 inner gatefold

DLP
notes by Paul Oliver



CBS 66232 (UK 1970)

= CBS 88630 (NL 1970)

notes by Paul Oliver

= CBS 66232 (It 1970)
"La Storia del Blues
Vol. Due"

other releases at discogs.com

4 LP set

(=) CBS 66426 (Fr 1972)
"Vol. 1 & 2"

= CBS LSP 14410
(Germany 1981)

1281970The Meek Roosevelt Sykes

- Shaking The Boogie
- Safety Pin Blues
- Dangerous Man
- Springfield Blues
- Roosevelt's Mood
- Too Smart Too Soon

- Honeysuckle Rose
- Blue Brass
- Man Is In Trouble
- New Orleans Jump
- I'm In Love With A Lover
- Tall Heavy Mama

Fuel 2000 bonus tracks:
- Driving Wheel
- Night Time Is The Right Time

rec. c. October 1969 in Paris, France; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Henri Tischitz, b; Michel Denis, dr



Carson C 3661 (Fr 1970)




Jewel LPS 5011 (1973)


= Inner City IC 1010 (US 1976)


(=) Fuel 2000 302 061 659 2
(2007) "The Honeydripper's
Ball"

129197?Roosevelt Sykes: New Orleans

- Rock Bottom
- Cheap Alex
- Movie Star Kid
- Back Rider
- Your Strong Love
- Boot That Thing

- Nathalie's Boogie
- Sweet Love
- Beale Street Boogie
- Darlin, I Miss You So
- Tribute To Memphis Slim

rec. c. 1969 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Le Chant du Monde
LDX 74427 (Fr)
1301971


Roosevelt Sykes / Homesick James:
"Chicago Blues Festival"   Volume 1


Black & Blue LP 33.034 tracks:
Roosevelt Sykes
- Miss Durty Gurty Blues (70-061) [Louis Myers, lead g] *   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Put Up Or Shut Up (70-062) [Homesick James, lead g] *   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Domestic Nurse Blues (70-060-2) [Eddie Taylor, lead g] *   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Thanks But No Thanks (70-063) *   @ Spotify
- Mighty Men (instr) (70-064) [omit Homesick James] *   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Homesick James@ youtube (side B)
- I Believe My Baby's Gone (70-070) #
- I've Got To Move (70-067) #
- Can't Do It (70-071) #
- Homesick's Rock (70-069) #
- That's All Right For You (70-066) #
- Shake Your Money Maker (70-072) #

Black & Blue CD BB 447 tracks:
Homesick James
- Shake Your Money Maker (70-072) #
- I've Got To Move (70-067) #
- Can't Do It (70-071) #
- Homesick's Rock (70-069) #
- That's All Right For You (70-066) #
- I Believe My Baby's Gone (70-070) #
- Look On Yonder Wall (70-073-2) [CD bonus track] #   @ Spotify
- Go Away (70-068) [CD bonus track] #   @ Spotify
Roosevelt Sykes
- Miss Durty Gurty Blues (70-061) *
- Put Up Or Shut Up (70-062) *
- Domestic Nurse Blues (70-060-2) *
- Thanks But No Thanks (70-063) *
- Mighty Men (instr) (70-064) *
- Ride On, Little Girl, Ride On (70-065) [Homesick James, lead g] [CD bonus track; Black & Blue 950.500]   @ Spotify *
Eddie Taylor
- I Feel So Bad §   @ Spotify
- Rockin' On 83 Highway §   @ Spotify
- Ride 'Em On Down §   @ Spotify
- 38 Pistol §   @ Spotify
- Big Town Playboy §   @ Spotify

* rec. December 3, 1970 at Monestier-Lemay Studio in Bordeaux, France by François Biensan; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Eddie Taylor, Louis Myers, Homesick James, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr

# rec. December 4, 1970 at Monestier-Lemay Studio in Bordeaux, France by François Biensan; Homesick James, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p; Eddie Taylor, Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr

§ rec. December 4, 1970 at Monestier-Lemay Studio in Bordeaux, France by François Biensan; Eddie Taylor, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p; Louis Myers, g, hca; Homesick James, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr
photography by Jean-Pierre Tahmazian

Homesick James discography

notes by
Jacques Morgantini

Black & Blue LP 33.034

notes by
Jacques Morgantini





= Black & Blue LP 33.034

notes by Jacques Périn



(=) Black & Blue CD BB
447.2   (Fr 2002)
Homesick James/Roose-
velt Sykes/Eddie Taylor:
Chicago Blues Festival
Volume 1

   

- Ride On, Little Girl, Ride On (70-065)   @ Spotify

rec. December 3, 1970 at Monestier-Lemay Studio in Bordeaux, France by François Biensan; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Homesick James, lead g; Eddie Taylor, Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr
Black & Blue unissued

Black & Blue LP 950.500 (1985)
Black & Blue CD BB 447

1311971Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper's Duke's Mixture

- Going Down Slow
- Ice Cream Freezer
- Lost My Boogie *
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- St. James Infirmary

- Honeysuckle Rose
- Basin Street Blues
- Rock Me #
- A Woman Is In Demand #
- Dirty Mother For You

rec. December 8, 1970 in Paris, France; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p, # g; * Memphis Slim, voc, p
Barclay 920294 cover photograph by Alain Marouani
notes by Mike Leadbitter

Barclay 920294 (UK)


= Blue Star BRCBS 80 604
(Fr 1971) House of the Blues Vol. 4


= Movieplay S-21.671
(Sp 1975) House of the Blues Vol. 5

1321971Pitchin' Boogie
A Second Collection of Boogie Woogie Piano Rarities

Meade Lux Lewis
- Freakish Blues (George Hannah, voc)
Jimmy Blythe
- Chicago Stomps
- Armour Avenue Struggle
- Mr. Freddie Blues
- Sunshine Special (Sodarisa Miller, voc)

Roosevelt Sykes
- Honey Dripper Blues
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- By The Moon & Stars (Edith Johnson, voc)

Jimmy Blythe & W.E. "Buddy" Burton
- Block And Tackle
Cripple Clarence Lofton [unknown]
- Long Ways From Home (Louise Johnson, voc)
Will Ezell
- Heifer Dust
- Barrel House Man
- Pitchin' Boogie
- Barrel House Women
Bob Call
- Evil Woman Blues


notes by Martin Williams





Milestone MLP 2018

Milestone discography

1331972Robert Pete Williams & Roosevelt Sykes
Blues From The Bottoms


- Gonna Stand No Quittin' #
- Broken Hearted Man #
- Salty Woman #
- Whiskey Head Man #


- I'm The Sweet Root Man *
- Spontaneous Conversation * ||
- Lord Help Poor Me #
- Goodbye Faye And John #


# rec. December 12, 1971 at 1213 Bourbon Street, New Orleans by John Bentley; Robert Pete Williams, voc, g

* rec. December 30, 1971 at 1213 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA by John Bentley; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, g, || sp
notes by John Bentley
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77 LEU 12/50 (UK)

77 discography

134197?Roosevelt Sykes Is Blue & Ribald ...
A "Dirty Mother" For You

American Blues Heritage Series Volume 2

Southland SLP-2 tracks:
- Ice Cream Freezer
- Too Many Fingers //
- It Hurts So Good
- Get Back, Baby # //
- Buggy Ride
- E.Z. Cherry

- Dirty Mother For You
- Put Up Or Shut Up
- Peach In Egypt
- The Woman Is In Demand # //
- Thanks, But No Thanks
- Ace Boogie

// tracks not on Southland SCD-002

Southland SCD-2 tracks:
- Ice Cream Freezer
- It Hurts So Good
- Buggy Ride
- E.Z. Cherry
- Dirty Mother For You
- Put Up Or Shut Up
- Peach In Egypt
- Thanks, But No Thanks
- Cootchy, Cootchy, Yes Ma'am \\
- Dresser Drawers \\
- She's Got It \\
- You Deceived Me \\
- Poodle Dog \\
- Sugar Mill \\
- Music Is My Business \\
- Sunny Side Of The Street \\
- Everlastin' Love \\
- Ace Boogie

\\ tracks not on Southland SLP-2

rec. December 30, 1971 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p, # g
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(=) Southland SCD-2 (1998)
"Dirty Mother For You"

Southland discography

1351972Roosevelt Sykes:
The Country Blues Piano Ace (1929-1932)


Roosevelt Sykes
- You So Dumb
- No Good Woman Blues
- Hard Luck Man Blues
- Don't Put The Lights Out
- All My Money Gone
- Mr. Sykes Blues
James 'Stump' Johnson
- Barrel Of Whiskey Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Highway 61 Blues
- Kelly's Special
- As True As I've Been To You
- Kelly's 44 Blues
- The Way I Feel Blues
- Skeet And Garret
- Poor Boy Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick Perls
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Yazoo L-1033

Yazoo discography

1361972Blues Piano Orgy

Speckled Red
- Blues Hurt My Tongue To Talk

Roosevelt Sykes
- Dresser Drawers
- Concentration Blues
- Kickin' Motor Scooter
- (New Year's) Resolution Blues #
Sunnyland Slim
- My Baby's Coming With A Marriage License
- Poor Boy
- Every Time I Get To Drinkin'
- Depression Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
- Stendahl Stomp
- Tremblin' Blues
- No Special Rider
- Bass Key Boogie
Memphis Slim
- Five O'Clock Blues
- Nat Dee Special #
Curtis Jones
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues #
- Takin' Off #
- Tin Pan Alley Blues
Otis Spann
- Three-In-One Blues


# CD bonus tracks

Delmark 626

= Trio PA-3046 (Jp 1975)
= Trio PA-6211 (Jp 1978)


Delmark DE-626 (1996)

1371972Barrel-House, Blues & Boogie Woogie   Vol. 3


track sequence according to labels = actual content:
Roosevelt Sykes
- Southern Style Piano (5:16) [Storyville 6.28470]   @ youtube
Champion Jack Dupree
- Keep On Goin' (3:30) [Storyville 6.28443]   @ youtube
Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnyland's Back Beat (2:55) [Storyville 6.28470]   @ youtube
Memphis Slim
- Frankie And Johnny (3:16) [Storyville STCD 8009]   @ youtube
Henry Brown
- 21st Stomp (4:07)   @ youtube

Champion Jack Dupree
- Piano Solo (instr) (4:25) [Storyville STCD-8030 as "My Own Blues"]   @ youtube

Roosevelt Sykes
- Crow Hopping Blues (2:52) [Storyville STCD-8027]   @ youtube
Henry Brown
- Lowdown Drag (4:25) [Storyville 6.28470]   @ youtube
Memphis Slim
- Funky Blues (4:20) [Storyville 6.28470; Storyville STCD 8030 as "Funky (Slow And Easy) Blues"]   @ youtube
Champion Jack Dupree
- Gravier Street Rag (= Gravier Street Special) (2:04) [Storyville STCD 8030]   @ youtube


track sequence according to back cover:
Roosevelt Sykes
- Southern Style Piano
Champion Jack Dupree
- Gravier Street Day (actually "Gravier Street Rag")
Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnylands Boogie [= "Sunnyland's Back Beat"]

Roosevelt Sykes
- You Deceived Me [actually not on Storyville SLP 213, first released on Storyville STCD-8027!]
Memphis Slim
- Frankie And Johnny
Henry Brown
- 21st Stomp

Champion Jack Dupree
- My Own Blues (instr) [= "Piano Solo"]

Roosevelt Sykes
- Crow Hopping Blues
Henry Brown
- Lowdown Drag
Memphis Slim
- Funky Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Keep On Goin' (3:30)


notes by Mike Leadbitter







Storyville SLP 213

Storyville discography

1381972A Festival Of Blues
Recorded in Europe

Champion Jack Dupree
- Sporting Life Blues
- Number Nine
John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues (alt. tk.)
- That's Alright (alt. tk.)
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession
- St. Louis Blues
- Lonesome Blues

Sippie Wallace
- You Don't Know My Mind (Roosevelt Sykes, p)
- Suitcase Blue (Little Brother Montgomery, p)
Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good

Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down #
- Baby Child #

# rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Storyville SLP 214
138a1972Memphis Slim: Old Times, New Times

LP 1: Part 1 With Roosevelt Sykes
- Introducing "The Grinder Man" And "The Honeydripper"
- Mr. Sykes Blues
- Roosevelt Sykes Meets Memphis Slim In Memphis, Tennessee
- Eagle Rock
- Down On Beale Street, "The Midway"
- Miss Ida Bee
- Talking About Miss Ida Bee
- Going Down Slow
- Going To Chicago Bootlegging And Other Things
- M And S Boogie

- Talking About The 44 Blues
- 44 Blues
- Improvising New Blues
- Soft And Mellow
- Introducing The Churning Man
- The Churning Man
- The Life Of The Piano Player In The South During The Late Thirties
- 47th. Street Boogie
- M & O Blues
- K.M.A. Hoboing And Freight Trains
- Roosevelt Daddy's Blues


LP 2: Part 2 With Buddy Guy And Junior Wells
- When Buddy Comes To Town
- How Long Blues
- Good Time Charlie
- You Called Me At Last
- Ain't Nothing But A Orleans Boogie On An Harpsichord...

- You're The One
- No
- Help Me Some
- Roll And Tumble
- Ain't Nothing But A New Orleans Boogie On The Same Harpsichord...


DLP

Barclay 920 332/ 920 333
(Fr 1972)
1391973Roosevelt Sykes: Feel Like Blowing My Horn

- Feel Like Blowing My Horn #   @ youtube
- My Hamstring's Poppin'
- I'm A Nut
- Blues Will Prank Your Soul
- Sykes' Gumboogie (instr) #

- Rock-A-Bye Birdie
- Moving Blues
- All Days Are Good Days
- Eagle-Rock Me, Baby #
- Jubilee Time #

CD bonus tracks:
- All Days Are Good Days (alt tk)
- Jubilee Time (alt tk) #
- Don't Bat Your Eye
- Love The One You're With

rec. August 10/11, 1970 in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # King Kolax, tp; Sax Mallard, cl, ts; Robert Lockwood Jr, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr

Delmark DS 632

= Delmark CD DS 632

1401973Roosevelt Sykes: Dirty Double Mother

- Double Dirty Mother
- Persimmon Pie
- I Wanna Love
- Look A Here
- Jookin' In New Orleans
- May Be A Scandal

- Double Breasted Woman
- Dooky Chase Boogie
- Life Is A Puzzle
- .44 Rifle Blues
- Watch'l Go Getter [sic, actually "Natch'l Go Getter"]

rec. March 1973 in New Orleans, LA; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Clarence Ford, ts; Justin Adams, g; George French Jr, b; Alonzo Stewart, dr; prod. by Al Smith
cover photo by Brian Leatart; liner photo by Valerie Wilmer
notes by Al Smith



Bluesway BLS/BLQ-6077

notes by Al Smith





= Probe 2C064-94860 (Fr)

Bluesway discography

1411973Down In Hogan's Alley
Piano Blues & Boogie

Cecil Gant
- Hogan's Alley
Robert Boyd
- East St. Louis Blues
Big Maceo
- Do Yo Remember
Bob Gaddy
- Bicycle Boogie
L.C. Williams
- Black Woman
Robert Henry
- Early In The Morning

Roosevelt Sykes
- Blues 'n' Boogie

Little Willie Littlefield
- Swanee River
Smokey Hogg
- River Hip Mama
Detroit Junior
- The Way I Feel

Roosevelt Sykes
- Rock It
Robert Boyd
- Boyd's Bounce
Robert Henry
- Old Battle Ax
Cecil Gant
- Rock The Boogie





Flyright LP 4703

Flyright discography

1421974The Best Of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes
Spreckled [sic] Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby


Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel [Storyville SLP 188]
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy Williamson & Memphis Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes


Champion Jack Dupree & Mogens Seidelin
- Sporting Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession
John Henry Barbee
- That's Alright
Sippie Wallace & Little Brother Montgomery
- Suitcase Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down [Storyville SLP 214]
Memphis Slim
- St. Louis Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Lonesome Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Number Nine

Sippie Wallace & Roosevelt Sykes
- You Don't Know My Mind [Storyville SLP 214]
Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good

Roosevelt Sykes
- Baby Child [Storyville SLP 214]

DLP

Storyville SLPD5








= Storyville DALP 2/1946

1431974Memphis Slim with Roosevelt Sykes: Memphis Blues

Barclay 920.332 / Olympic 7136 tracks
- Mr. Sykes Blues #
- Eagle Rock *
- Miss Ida Bee #
- Going Down Slow #
- M And S Boogie (instr)

- 44 Blues *
- Soft And Mellow *
- The Churnin' Man #
- 47th Street Boogie *
- M N O Blues #
- Roosevelt Daddy's Blues * ||

Maison de Blues CD 982 242 tracks
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Introducing The Grinder Man And The Honeydripper
Memphis Slim - Mr Sykes Blues
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Roosevelt Sykes Meets Memphis Slim In Memphis, Tennessee
Roosevelt Sykes - Eagle Rock
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Down On Beale Street, "The Midway"
Memphis Slim - Miss Ida B.
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Talking About Miss Ida B.
Memphis Slim - Going Down Slow
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Going To Chicago, Bootlegging And Other Things
Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - M & S Boogie
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Talking About The "44 Blues"
Roosevelt Sykes - 44 Blues
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Improvising New Blues
Roosevelt Sykes - Soft And Mellow
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Introducing The Churning Man
Memphis Slim - The Churning Man
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - The Life Of Piano Players In The South In The Late 1930's
Roosevelt Sykes - 47th Street Boogie
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - Chicago, The Life In The Clubs, Walter Davis
Memphis Slim - M&O Blues
Roosevelt Sykes & Memphis Slim - The KMA, Hoboing And Freight Trains
Roosevelt Sykes - Roosevelt Daddy's Blues
Maison de Blues CD 982 242 bonus track
Memphis Slim - Lost My Boogie

rec. December 1970 Barclay Records Studio Hoche, Paris, France; Memphis Slim, p, # voc (left channel); Roosevelt Sykes, p, * voc, || g (right channel); prod. by Philippe Rault
Maison de Blues CD 982 242 artwork by Alain Frappier
Barclay 920.332 (Fr)




Olympic 7136 (US)


(=) Maison de Blues
CD 982 242 (Fr 2004)
"Double Barreled Boogie"

1441975J.T. Brown and his Boogie Boys: Rockin' With J. T.

- This Tavern Boogie
- Blackjack Blues
- Sax-ony Boogie
- Kilroy Won't Be Back
- Kicking The Blues Around
- I May Be Wrong

- Windy City Boogie
- I Just Couldn't Help It

- Baby What's Wrong
- Dumb Woman Blues
- Jimmy's Jump

- When I Was A Lad
- Date Bait
- Dirty By The Dozen
- Blackjack Blues
- Round House Boogie





Flyright LP 4712

Flyright discography

(=) Krazy Kat KK 7420
(1984) (reworked with a few
replacements)

Krazy Kat discography

1451975Blues In The Thirties

The Mississippi Mudder (Joe & Charlie McCoy)
- Going Back Home Blues [Decca 7087]
Memphis Minnie
- Dirty Mother For You [Decca 7048]
Kokomo Arnold
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues) [Decca 7050]
Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues [Decca 7117]
Frankie Black (Scrapper Blackwell) & Dot Rice
- No Good Woman Blues [Champion 50049]
Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues [Champion 50068]

The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes) & Kokomo Arnold
- The Honey Dripper [Decca 7050]

Jesse James
- Lonesome Day Blues [Decca 7213]
Bumble Bee Slim
- Green Country Gal (No More To Say) [Decca 7440]
Johnny Temple
- Louise Louise Blues [Decca 7254]
Alex Moore
- Bull Cow Blues [Decca 7552]
Andrew Hogg
- Family Trouble Blues [Decca 7303]
Blind Boy Fuller
- Some Day You're Gonna Be Sorry [Decca 7892]
Peetie Wheatstraw & Lonnie Johnson
- What More Can A Man Do? [Decca 7429]









MCA-3526 (Jp)
145a1975Blues Anthology Vol. 3 - New Orleans Blues

Papa Lightfoot
- Jump The Boogie [Imperial LM-94006]
- Mean Old Train [Imperial 5289]
Little Sonny
- Goin' Back To The Coutry

Roosevelt Sykes
- Sweet Old Chicago
- I'm Tired
Wee Willie Wayne
- Sweet Little Woman
Smilin' Joe
- ABC's Part 1 & 2

Archibald
- Shake, Shake Baby
Smiley Lewis
- Too Many Drivers
- Slide Me Down
- It's So Peaceful
Fats Domino
- Don't Lie To Me
- I've Got Eyes For You
- Stay Away











Toshiba/Liberty LLS-8195

Imperial/Liberty discography

1461975Roosevelt Sykes: Hard Drivin' Blues
with Homesick James Williamson

- Red-Eye Jesse Bell [Delmark DJB 2]   @ youtube
- I Like What You Do (When You Do What You Did Last Night)
- We Gotta Move #   @ youtube
- North Gulfport Boogie
- Watch Your Step (If You Just Can't Be Good) #   @ youtube
- Ho! Ho! Ho!   @ youtube

- Living The Right Life [Delmark DJB 2]
- New Fire Detective Blues [Delmark DJB 2]
- Run This Boogie #
- Slidell Blues #
- Mistake In Life   @ youtube
- She's Got Me Straddle A Log [Delmark DJB 2]   @ youtube

rec. May 17, 1963 at United Studio in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Homesick James, g, b
notes by Bob Koester



Delmark DL-607
1471976Roosevelt Sykes: Bluebird No. 10
From Willie Kelly (1930) to the Honeydripper (1948)

- 32-20 Blues
- Give Me Your Change
- Side Door Blues
- Big Time Woman
- Thanksgivin' Blues
- I Done You Wrong
- Sad & Lonely Day
- New 44 Blues

- Southern Blues
- Sunny Road
- Sneakin' And Dodgin'
- Mama, Mama
- Walkin' And Drinkin'
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- High Price Blues
- He's Just A Gravy Train

reissue prod. by Jean-Paul Guiter
notes (French/English) by
Jacques Morgantini







RCA PM 42028
1481976Bawdy Blues 1935-1940

Rosetta Howard and Charlie McCoy
- Let Your Linen Hang Low

Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother For You
Blind Blues Darby
- Spike Driver Blues
Rosetta Howard with The Harlem Hamfats
- The Candy Man
Victoria Spivey
- Black Snake Swing
Sweet Pease Spivey
- Double Dozens
Alex Moore
- Blue Bloomer Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Charles Pickett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Jesse James
- Sweet Patuni
Peetie Wheatstraw
- What's That?
Old Ced Odom
- It's Your Yas Yas Yas

Kokomo Arnold
- Sissy Man Blues
Trixie Smith
- My Daddy Rocks Me









MCA MCA-3539 (Jp 1976)
1491977Roosevelt Sykes: The Original Honeydripper

Blind Pig BP 005-78
- Cow Cow Blues
- Drivin' Wheel
- What'd I Say
- Viper Song
- Early Morning Blues
- Dirty Mother For You

- I'm A Nut
- Running The Boogie
- Honeysuckle Rose
- Too Smart Too Soon
- Sweet Home Chicago //
- I Like What You Did
- Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

// not on CD

Blind Pig BPCD 5155
- Cow Cow Blues
- Drivin' Wheel
- Honeysuckle Rose
- St. James Infirmary \\
- I Like What You Did
- What'd I Say
- I'm A Nut
- Running The Boogie
- Too Smart Too Soon
- Viper Song
- Don't Talk Me To Death \\
- Early Morning Blues
- Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
- Dirty Mother For You

\\ CD bonus tracks

rec. 1977 live at the Blind Pig Café in Ann Arbor, MI; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; prod. by Jerry Del Guidice & Edward Chmelewski



Blind Pig BP 005-78

= Blue Moon BMLP 068
(UK)


(=) Blind Pig BPCD 5155
(US 2013)

1501977Dealing With The Devil
The Devil's Music as sung and played by ...

Little Brother Montgomery - Dealing With The Devil [Columbia 33SX 1289]
Brownie McGhee - I Need A Lover

Roosevelt Sykes - Unlucky 13 Blues [Columbia 33SX 1422]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Fighting A Losing Battle
Little Brother Montgomery - Cow Cow Blues [Columbia 33SX 1289]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Doctor Brownie's Famous Cure


Roosevelt Sykes - Ice Cream Freezer [Columbia 33SX 1343]
Jimmy Cotton - Slow And Easy
Little Brother Montgomery - Chinese Man Blues [Columbia 33SX 1289]
Sonny Terry - Talking Harmonica Blues

Roosevelt Sykes - Papa Low [Columbia 33SX 1343]
Jimmy Cotton - Dealing With The Devil

rec. under the personal supervision of Denis Preston
notes by Max Jones







EMI (One-Up) OU 2164
(UK 1977)
150a1977Dealing With The Devil   Volume 2
The Devil's Music as sung and played by ...

Jimmy Cotton - Dealing With The Devil
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Rockin And Whoopin
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Born With The Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - New Vicksburgh Blues [Columbia 33SX 1289]

Roosevelt Sykes - Hot Nuts [Columbia 33SX 1422]
Jimmy Rushing - St. Louis Blues

Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinkin' [Columbia 33SX 1289]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Jet Plane Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - Farrish St. Jive [Columbia 33SX 1289]

Roosevelt Sykes - Sweet Old Chicago [Columbia 33SX 1422]
Jimmy Rushing - Am I Blue

rec. under the personal supervision of Denis Preston (except Jimmy Rushing tracks)
notes by Max Jones







EMI (One-Up) OU 2192
(UK 1977)
1511977Postscripts, 1927-33
The Piano Blues Vol. 5

Little Brother Montgomery
- Frisco Hi-Ball
Turner Parrish
- Trenches

Roosevelt Sykes
- 44 Blues
Mozelle Alderson
- Tight Whoopee
Sammy Brown
- Jockey Blues
Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jame Robinson
- Humming Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Holy Roll

Cow Cow Davenport
- Atlanta Rag
Pinetop & Lindberg
- 4-11-44
Lonnie Clark
- Down In Tennessee
Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay
Charlie Spand
- Soon This Morning No 2
Herve Duerson
- Avenue Strut
Stump Johnson
- Bound To Be A Monkey
Kingfish Bill Tomlin
- Hot Box


foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett







Magpie PY 4405

Magpie discography

1521977The Blues

Volume 1: Country and City Blues
- Working Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- I'se Just A Bad Luck Man - Casey Bill Weldon
- Friendless Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Vitamin A - Big Joe Williams
- Mozelle Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Big Woman Blues - Johnny Temple
- When You Feel Down - Lonny Johnson
- If I Get Lucky - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

- For B.B. King - T-Bone Walker
- Mercy Mama - Tampa Red
- Devil's Son-In-Law - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Black Spider Blues - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- What Have I Done - Lil Green
- My Black Name Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- She's Making A Fool Out Of Me - Washboard Sam
- You Got To Run Me Down - William 'Jazz' Gillum



Volume 2: Blues Pianists, Boogie Woogie and Blues Shouters
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo
- Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes
- Just One More Time - Walter Davis
- Rocks In My Bed - Leroy Carr
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Jivin' The Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Eddie's Blues - Eddie Boyd

- Chicago Breakdown - Big Maceo

- Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Cuttin' The Boogie - Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons
- Bye Bye Baby - Jimmy Rushing
- How Long How Long Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Cleanhead Blues - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
- Hootie Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Thirsty Mama Blues - Hot Lips Page
- Moaning The Blues - Victoria Spivey



Volume 3: When The Jazzmen Play The Blues
- Back O'Town Blues - Louis Armstrong
- Winnin' [sic] Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning - Sidney Bechet
- If You See Me Comin' - Mezzrow Ladnier Quintet
- Across The Track Blues - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
- House Rent Boogie - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
- Ride My Blues Away - Harlan Leonard & His Rockets

- That's The Blues Old Man - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra
- Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart
- Rangoon - Cootie Williams
- A Tiny Bit Of Blues - Big Maceo
- Fats Waller's Original E Flat Blues - Fats Waller
- Low Bottom no 2 - Wild Bill Davis
- Hey Ba-Ba Re-Bop / Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra


prod. by Jean-Paul Guitier
boxed set of 3 LPs
notes by Michael Walter
(translated by
Don Waterhouse)





RCA PM 42039 (Fr 1977)
1531977Roosevelt Sykes: Music Is My Business

- Music Is My Business
- In Life
- New York Boogie
- Dream Woman *
- Stop Stoppin' Me
- Look Out For Yourself   @ youtube
- Some Right, Some Wrong

- Take Time Out #
- Hot Pants ## * §
- A Good Woman # ** §
- Just Smile
- Leavin' Chicago
- Funky Side
- Last Chance
- Who's That Pretty Woman
- How Long ## * §

rec. September 17, 1975 at Sound West Studios, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p (except "How Long"); # Johnny Shines, g, ## voc; * Louisiana Red, g, ** voc; § Sugar Blue, hca
photographer: Holger Peterson
notes by Kent Cooper



Blue Labor BL 111 (1977)

notes by Kent Cooper



= Tomato CD 2696 642
(NL 1989)

= Rhino 71293 (1996)

notes by Kent Cooper

= Blues Alliance CD 13010
(1996)

= EPM Musique BC157702
(Fr 1996)

notes by John Collis

= Charly CPCD 8223
(UK 1996)

= Other Peoples Music
CD 93010 (2004)


= Altaya Blues BP-027

notes by Kent Cooper



= Fat Possum CD 1155-2
(US 2013)

153a1977J.T. Brown: Windy City Boogie

- Walking Home (2:30)
- Lonely (As A Man Can Be) (2:39)

- Blackjack Blues (3:06) #
- Brown's Boogie (2:56)
- Going Home To My Baby (2:43)
- House Party Groove (2:38)

- It's A Shame To Tell The People (2:48)
- Strictly Gone Boogie (2:54)
- When I Was A Lad (2:58)
- Use That Spot (2:35)
- Lonely (As A Man Can Be) (3:51)
- You Stayed Away Too Long (2:55)

- Windy City Boogie (2:58) #

# with Roosevelt Sykes, voc



Pearl PL-9 (US 1977)




= P-Vine PLP-378 (Jp 1988)

1541978


10th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

- Caledonia - Clifton Chenier
- Brown Skin Girl - Irving McLean

- Ice Cream Freezer - Roosevelt Sykes #
- The Breaks - Henry Butler
- Baby What You Want Me To Do - Ironing Board Sam
- Paul Barbarin's Second Line - Onward Brass Band

- Rock Me Mama - Robert Pete Williams   @ youtube
- Jolie Blonde - Mamou Hour Cajun Band
- Charleston Rag - Eubie Blake
- Darktown Strutter's Ball - New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
- Themes From A Movie - Charles Mingus solo performance
- Doxology - The Youth Inspirational Choir, Lois Dejean, soloist




unissued track from same event:
- Dirty Mother Fuyer - Roosevelt Sykes #

# rec. April 26, 1975 live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p
notes by John Murphy

Flying Fish FF099
(US 1978)

= Sonet SNTF 812
(UK 1979)

notes by John Murphy

= Flying Fish CD FF-70099

154a1978John Hammond: Footwork

- Preaching Blues (Robert Johnson) (4:20)
- Crossroads Blues (Robert Johnson) (3:04)
- Broke Down Engine (Willie McTell) (3:21)
- Who Do You Love (Ellis McDaniels) (3:04)

- Forty Four Rifle Blues (Roosevelt Sykes) (4:15) #

- Ask Me Nice (Mose Allison) (2:47)
- Driving Wheel (Roosevelt Sykes) (3:20) #
- Everybody Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison) (2:58)
- Go No Further (Walter Jacobs) (2:41)
- Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) (3:27)

Vanguard/Comet CD UV 030 bonus tracks:
- Gambler Blues (Melvin "Lil Son" Jackson) (3:49)

- Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson) (3:00) #
- Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd) (2:44) #
- Tell Me Mama (Walter Jacobs) (2:54) #
- Ain't That Loving You Baby (Jimmy Reed) (3:19)
- The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James) (3:33)
- Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) (2:54)
- Guitar King (Tommy McClennon) (3:31)


rec. 1978 at Vanguard's 23rd Street Studio in New York, NY; John Hammond, voc, g; # Roosevelt Sykes, p
photography by Kenneth Robbins

Vanguard/Comet CD UV 030
"Vanguard Records, a division of Comet Records" click to enlarge !

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John Hammond discography
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Vanguard VSD 79400

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(=) Comet CD UV 030
(Vanguard VMD 79400)
(It 12/2003)

1551979Big Four 1933-1941
'will satisfy your mind' (The Piano Blues Vol. 12)

Little Brother
- Farrish Street Jive
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3
- Shreveport Farewell
- Louisiana Blues - part 2
Walter Davis
- Big Jack Engine
- I Can Tell
- Sweet Sixteen
- Frisco Blues


Roosevelt Sykes
- Big Legs Ida
- Low As A Toad
- Let Me Hang My Stocking
Stingback James
- Bad Luck Ever Change?
- New Red Cross
- Snake Hip Blues
- See For Yourself
- Poor Coal Loader


notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4412

Magpie discography

1561979Blues Giants
Masters of Jazz Vol. 15

LP 1:
- Southern Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jasper's Gal - Memphis Slim

- Anytime Is The Right Time - Roosevelt Sykes
- New Shake 'Em On Down - Tommy McClennan
- Willow Tree Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Anna Lou Blues - Tampa Red
- Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
- Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo

- Early In The Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Milk Cow Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Pleading Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Get Yourself Together - Lonnie Johnson

- Walkin' And Drinkin' - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Blues - Washboard Sam
- Let Me In Your Saddle - Walter Davis
- Key To The Highway - William 'Jazz' Gillum



LP 2:
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Crawlin' Kingsnake - Big Joe Williams
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Louisiana Blues part 2 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Look On Yonder Blues - William 'Jazz' Gillum
- Coal And Iceman Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- My Stove Don't Work - Casey Bill Weldon


- Big Time Woman - Roosevelt Sykes
- Katy Mae Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Good Jelly - Big Bill Broonzy
- When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
- 'Way Down In Louisiana - Casey Bill Weldon
- Teasin' Brown Skin - Walter Davis
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Lazy Woman Blues - Lonnie Johnson


DLP







RCA CL 42858 (UK)
1571979Blues Roots: Give Me The Blues

LP 1:
Smoky Babe
- Boogy
Avery Brady
- I Don't Want You No More
Doug Quattlebaum
- Good Woman Blues
Huddie Ledbetter
- Frankie And Albert, parts 1 + 2
[Jimmy Brewer
- Big Road Blues
Even though shown on the cover as well as on the label track listing and even though there's a picture and a short bio of Jim Brewer in the liner notes - this Jim Brewer track is actually / erraneously? not included; instead there's the following Arthur Weston track !!!]

Arthur Weston
- Someday Baby
Big Joe Williams
- Long Road Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- You Better Mind

Clarence Edwards
- Mean Old Frisco
Bert Logan, Russ Logan, Big Joe Williams
- Four O'Clock In The Morning
Big Joe Henry Miller, Jimmy Lee Miller
- Down Here By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires
- 21 Below Zero
Johnny Young
- Green Door Blues
Arthur Weston
- Roll Me Over Slow


LP 2:
Champion Jack Dupree
- Back Door Special

Roosevelt Sykes
- Southern Style Piano [Storyville SLP 213]
Henry Brown
- Low Down Drag
Memphis Slim
- Funky Blues
Jimmy Yancey
- Yancey Special
Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnyland's Boogie

Speckled Red
- Cow Cow Blues
Otis Spann
- The Skies Are Blue
Memphis Slim
- A Letter Home
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes
Memphis Slim
- Rebecca Blues
Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
Champion Jack Dupree
- I Just Want To Be Free


DLP






Storyville 6.28470
= PGP RTB 2LP 3220044

to read liner notes
click on pictures of covers
G = German / E = English
text has been black/white
reversed to improve readability

1581979Roosevelt Sykes: One Of 'Em Ivory Ticklers
Blues Roots   Vol. 7

- I'm A Dangerous Man [Storyville SLP 189]
- Henry Ford Blues [Storyville SLP 189]
- Whole Lot Of Children [Storyville SLP 189]
- Boot That Thing [Storyville SLP 189]
- Nine Hour Call [Storyville SLP 187]
- The Last Laugh [Storyville SLP 189]

- No Money Down [Storyville SLP 214]
- Sugar Cup [Storyville SLP 189]
- Under-Eyed Woman [Storyville SLP 187]
- The Way I Feel [Storyville SLP 188]
- Crow Hoppin Blues [Storyville SLP 213]
- 44 Blues [Storyville SLP 189]

notes by Manfred Miller







Storyville/Teldec 6.23706
(Germany)

Storyville discography

= PGP RTB 2220679
(Yugoslavia 1981)

158a1979Tennessee: The Folk Heritage
Volume 1: The Delta

Beale Street Originals - Mr. Crump Don't 'Low
Grandma Dixie Davis - Memphis Blues
Sonny Blake Combo - One Room Country Shack

Roosevelt Sykes - Backyard Blues
Sam Clark Combo - Jammin The Blues
Choir Of The Lambert Church Of God In Christ, Memphis - Keep Me With A Mind

Memphis Slim - Memphis On The Mississippi>
Furry Lewis - My Baby Don't Want Me
Joe Dobbins - Good Morning Blues
Dewey Corley Combo - Dewey's Blues (instr)
Memphis Minnie Lawler - Nothin' In Ramblin'
Choir Of The Lambert Church Of God In Christ, Memphis - I Love The Lord


album produced, compiled & edited by Harry E. Godwin; cover painting by Stephen Longstreet
notes by Harry E. Godwin
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Tennessee Folklore Society
TFS-102 (US 1979)
159197?Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honey Drippers
Boogie Honky Tonk


- Mellow Queen
- I Wonder
- Don't Push Me Around
- Peeping Tom
- Tonight
- Sunny Road
- Flames Of Jive
- Bop De Bip

- Bobby Sox Blues
- Kilroy's In Town
- Bvd Blues
- I'm Her Honeydripper
- Boogie Honky Tonk
- Booze Blues
- Time Wasted On You
- High As A Georgia Pine

photos by Hans ten Have
notes by
Martin van Olderen



Oldie Blues OL 2818

Oldie Blues discography

159a1981Vintage Blues

Big Maceo
- Kid Man Blues
Dr. Clayton
- Cheating And Lying Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Who's Been Fooling You
- The War Is Over
Jazz Gillum
- Whiskey Headed Buddies
Lonnie Johnson
- Some Day Baby
- My Love Is Down
Piano Red
- Sober
St. Louis Jimmy
- My Story Blues
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sunnyland Slim
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke & Hungry

Roosevelt Sykes
- Bobby Sox Blues [RCA Victor 20-2201]
- Her Little Machine [previously unissued]
Tampa Red
- Give Me Mine Now
- Better Leave My Gal Alone
Big Joe Williams
- Drop Down Blues
- Wanita [actually plays "Somebody's Been Borrowing"]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- We Got To Win [previously unissued]
- Sonny Boy's Jump


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RCA INTS 5099
= RCA NL 43607
1601980Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- Have You Seen Miss Ida B.
- Get Your Row Out
- Under Eyed Woman
- 44 Blues
- Eight Ball Blues
- Take It With A Smile
- Knock Me Out
- She's In My Blood

- Trouble And Whiskey
- Sykes Advice Blues
- Training Camp Blues
- Sugar Baby Blues
- Honeysuckle Blues
- Jiving The Jive
- The Honeydripper
- Little Sam


Queen-disc Q-055 (It)
1611982Roosevelt Sykes & The Honeydrippers
The Joint Is Jumping
Black Music In The 50's – Volume 7

- Fine And Brown [United 101]
- Lucky Blues [United 101]
- Raining In My Heart [United 120]
- Heavy Heart [United 120]
- Four O'Clock Blues [United 139]
- Hot Boogie (Too Hot To Hold) [United 139]
- Tell Me True [United 152]

- Ruthie Lee [United unissued]
- Something Like That [United unissued]
- Security Blues [United 129]
- Boogie Sykes (instr) [United unissued]
- Listen To My Song (She's The One For Me) [United unissued]
- Toy Piano Blues [United unissued]
- Walking The [sic] Boogie [United 129]








P-Vine PLP-9039 (Jp)
1621983Roosevelt Sykes / Lee Green 1929-1930
'the way I feel' (The Piano Blues Vol. 18)

Roosevelt Sykes
- Roosevelt's Blues
- Ten And Four Blues
- Henry Ford Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- All My Money Gone
- Home Of Your Own
- Lost All I Had
- The Way I Feel

Lee Green
- Railroad Blues
- Number 44 Blues
- If I Get Drunk
- Dud-Low Joe
- All My Money Gone
- Death Bell Blues
- The Way I Feel
- Maltese Cat Blues


foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett







Magpie PY 4418

Magpie discography

1631983Nashville Jumps - R&B from Bullet 1946-1953

Cecil Gant - Nashville Jumps
Cecil Gant - Loose As A Goose
Wynonie Harris - Lightning Struck The Poorhouse
Wynonie Harris - Dig This Boogie
Cecil Gant - Anna Mae
Rudy Greene - No Good Woman Blues
St. Louis Jimmy - Going Down Slow
Rudy Greene - Buzzard Pie

B.B. King - I Got The Blues
B.B. King - Miss Martha King
B.B. King - Take A Swing With Me
B.B. King - When Your Baby Packs Up And Goes
Red Miller Trio - Nobility Boogie

Roosevelt Sykes - Candy Man Blues
Little Eddie - My Baby Left Me
Guitar Slim - Certainly All


notes by Bruce Bastin,
Martin Hawkins & Hank
Davis



Krazy Kat KK 783
163a1983Jazz Gems from Gennett-Champion

- Walkin' The Dog - Carmichael's Collegians
- West End Blues - Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels
- Rock And Gravel - Syd Valentine and his Patent Leather Kids
- Black And Tan Fantasy - Paul Davis and his Orchestra
- Crossin' Beale Street - Alabama Jim and George

- Slappin' The Bass - Bud Ritchie and his Boys
- After You've Gone - Alphonse Trent and his Orchestra
- Trenches - Turner Parrish
- I've Found A New Baby - Paul Cornelius and his Orchestra

- Mosby Stomp - Mosby & Sykes

compiled and mastered by Steve Hoffman
"Transferred from the original Gennett-Champion 78 RPM metal parts"
notes by Dave Dexter, Jr.



MCA LP 1371 (US 1983)
(Jazz Heritage Series)
1641985

The Black and Blue Jazz History

Milt Buckner - Black And Blue Stomp
Jay Mac Shann - Roll 'Em
Sy Oliver - Rumble
Illinois Jacquet - The Man I Love
Slam Stewart - On The Lock Lomond
Arnett Cobb - Claude Of Mine
Sonny Thompson - Jumpin' At The Woodside

Luther Johnson - Please Give Me That Love
Big Bill Broonzy - Black Brown And White
Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Let The Good Times Roll
Cousin Joe - Railroad Porter
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
Helen Humes - Ooo Baba Lea

Roosevelt Sykes - Ride On, Little Girl, Ride On (70-065) #   @ Spotify

# rec. December 3, 1970 at Monestire-Lemay studio in Bordeaux, France by François Binesan; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; ; Homesick James, lead g; Eddie Taylor, Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr






Black & Blue LP 950.500
1651986Roosevelt Sykes (1929-1942)

- Boot That Thing
- The Cannon Ball
- Jet Black Snake
- Sister Kelly Blues
- Hard Lead Pencil
- Sad Yas Yas Yas
- The Train Is Coming
- Down On My Knees
- She's Got What IT Takes

- Yellow Yam Blues
- Pistol Shootin' Blues
- 47th Street Jive
- Just Hanging Round
- Keep Your Hands Off Her
- Skin And Bones Blues
- Third Degree Blues
- Pay Day Blues
- Love Has Something To Say

from the collections of Hans Maitner, Roger Misiewicz and Johnny Parth

Best of Blues B.o.B. 3

= Best of Blues CD 15

1661987Roosevelt Sykes 1929-34
Mostly New To LP

Roosevelt Sykes
- Black River Blues (403319-a)
- Bury That Thing (403320-a)
Willie Kelly (Roosevelt Sykes)
- I Love You More And More (62903-2)
Easy Papa Johnson (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Cotton Seed Blues (c-6474-a)
- Drinkin' Woman Blues (c-6476-A)
Isabel Sykes
- In Here With Your Heavy Stuff (76814-1)
- Don't Rush Yourself (76815-1)
Charlie McFadden
- Low Down Rounders Blues (77277-1)
- Last Journey Blues (77278-1)

- Hold It Where You Got It (77279-1)
- Lonesome Ghost Blues (77280-1)
Clarence Harris
- Try My Whiskey Blues (77294- )
- Lonesome Clock Blues (77295- )
Carl Rafferty
- Mr. Carl's Blues (77313-1)
Johnnie Strauss
- Hard Working Woman (C-9319-a)
- St. Louis Johnnie Blues (C-9320- )
- Radio Broadcasting Blues (C-9327-A)
- Old Market Street Blues (C-9328- )


Matchbox MSE 1011

Matchbox discography

1671987Roosevelt Sykes & The Honeydrippers
Raining In My Heart


Delmark DL 642 tracks:
- Fine And Brown [United 101, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Lucky Blues [United 101, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Raining In My Heart [United 120, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Heavy Heart [United 120, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- 4:00 Blues [United 139, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Too Hot To Handle (Hot Boogie) [United 139, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Tell Me True [United 152, P-Vine PLP-9039]

- Ruthie Lee [P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Something Like That [P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Security Blues [United 129, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Boogie Sykes [P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Listen To My Song (She's The One For Me) [U-1133-17, P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Toy Piano Blues [P-Vine PLP-9039]
- Walkin' This Boogie [United 129, P-Vine PLP-9039]

Delmark DS 642 / P-Vine PCD-20321 tracks:
- Fine And Brown
- Lucky Blues
- Raining In My Heart
- Heavy Heart
- 4:00 Blues
- Too Hot To Handle (Hot Boogie)
- Tell Me True
- Ruthie Lee
- Something Like That
- Security Blues
- Boogie Sykes
- Listen To My Song (She's The One For Me) [U-1133-17]
- Toy Piano Blues
- Been Through The Mill [United unissued]
- Walkin' This Boogie
- Come Back Baby [United 152]
- 44 Blues [United unissued]
- 4:00 Blues (alt tk) [United unissued]
- Fine And Brown (alt tk) [United unissued]
- Listen To My Song (She's The One For Me) (alt tk) [U-1133-2, United unissued]

notes by Tad Jones



Delmark DL 642


(=) Delmark DS 642 (2000)


(=) P-Vine PCD-20321
(Jp 2014)

1681988Roosevelt Sykes live at Webster College, St. Louis

- On The Sunny Side Of The Street
- "44" Blues
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Honeysuckle Rose
- Drivin' Wheel
- My Baby's Gone

- Goin' Down Slow
- Runnin' The Boogie
- St. James Infirmary Blues
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
- On The Sunny Side Of The Street

rec. February 1, 1974 live at Webster College, St. Louis

Document DLP 526
(Austria 1988)


= Document DOCD-5688
(UK 2012)

Document discography

1691988Bluesville Volume 2   "Electric Blues"

Eddie Kirkland - Train Done Gone
Homesick James - Homesick Blues
Memphis Slim - Rack 'em Back James
Lightnin' Hopkins - Happy Blues For John Glenn
Sonny Terry - My Baby Done Gone
Billy Boy Arnold - School Time
Lonnie Johnson - Big Leg Woman

King Curtis - I Have To Worry

Roosevelt Sykes - Calcutta
Eddie Kirkland - Down On My Knees
Buddy Lucas - Showdown
Lightnin' Hopkins - Devil Jumped The Black Man
Homesick James - Stones In My Passway
Jimmy Witherspoon - How Long, How Long Blues

Ace CD 250 bonus tracks:
Billy Boy Arnold - You Better Cut That Out

Roosevelt Sykes - Driving Wheel
Jimmy Witherspoon - It's A Lonesome Old World
Lonnie Johnson - Jelly Roll Baker


compiled by Ray Topping
notes by Tony Collins
click to enlarge !
Ace CH 250

= Ace CDCH 250

1701988Roosevelt Sykes: The Honey Dripper (1929-1941)

- 44 Blues
- I'm Tired Of Being Mistreated
- Mosby Stomp
- Big Legs Ida Blues
- Dresser With The Drawers
- She Showed It All
- Dirty Mother For You
- Soft And Mellow (Stella Blues)
- The Honey Dripper

- Drunken Gambler
- Let Me Hang My Stockings In Your Christmas Tree
- Journey From The Germs
- You Can't Fix It Back
- Love Will Wear You Down
- New Mistake In Life
- We Will Never Make The Grade
- Ups And Downs Blues
- Let The Black Have His Way

original recordings from the collections of Hans Maitner, Johnny Parth, Werner Simon



RST Blues Documents
BD-2013 (Austria)
1711988?Roosevelt Sykes: Rock It
The Postwar Years - Volume 1   1946-54

- Until The Cows Come Home
- Drivin' Wheel
- Living In A Different World
- Wintertime Blues
- Stop Her Poppa
- Blues ‘N' Boogie
- My Baby Is Gone
- That's My Gal

- Rock It
- Candy Man Blues
- Why Should I Cry
- Green Onion Top
- Sweet Old Chicago
- You Can't Be Lucky All The Time
- Hush On Hush
- Crazy Fox

compiled and edited by Daniel Gugolz
front cover painting by Ernst Trauner; Roosevelt Sykes photos by Hans Maitner
notes by Daniel Gugolz







Wolf WBJ 004
1721988?Roosevelt Sykes: West Helena Blues
The Postwar Years - Volume 2   1945-57

- I Know How You Feel
- Mailbox Blues
- This Tavern Boogie
- Tender Hearted Woman (I'll Wear The Pants)
- Her Little Machine
- West Helena Blues
- Come Back Baby
- Hard Luck Boogie

- Good Book Blues (St. Louis Jimmy, voc)
- I'm Tired
- Date Bait
- Wonderin' Blues
- Blood Stains
- Homesick Blues
- She's Jail Bait
- Sputnik

compiled and edited by Daniel Gugolz
front cover painting by Ernst Trauner; Roosevelt Sykes photos by Hans Maitner
notes by Daniel Gugolz







Wolf WBJ 005
1731989Roosevelt Sykes: Dirty Mother For You

- Training Camp
- Sugar Babe
- Dirty Mother For You
- She Left Me Cold In Hand
- Hospital, Heaven Or Hell
- Sad Yas Yas Yas
- Have You Seen Ida B.?

- Journey From The Germs
- You Can't Fix It Back
- 44 Blues
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Eight Ball Blues
- Love Leave
- Let Me Hang My Stocking In Your Christmas Tree

notes by Ricardo Reccioni
[= Alan Balfour]





Bluetime BT 2008
1741989Roosevelt Sykes: Get Your Row Out

- 47th Street Jive
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Under Eyed Woman
- My Baby's Playground
- Get Your Row Out
- Doin' The Sally Long
- Jet Black Snake
- My Supply Woman Blues

- The Cannon Ball
- Barrelhouse Man
- Driving Wheel Blues
- Bread Pan
- Drunken Gambler
- Down On My Knees
- Essie Mae Blues
- Monte Carlo Blues


Bluetime BT 2018
1751990Roosevelt Sykes   1929-1936

- Misunderstood Blues (402456-A)
- Don't Bite That Thing (402461-A)
- Little Sow Blues (15562)
- Conjur Man Blues (L-451-2)
- Papa Sweetback Blues (C-6477-A)
- Don't Squeeze Me Too Tight (69419-2)
- Nasty But It's Clean (69421-1)
- Found A Note On My Door (77299-1)
- Warking Dillar Blues (77301- )

- Devil's Island Gin Blues (77303-1)
- D. B. A. Blues (You Old Yas-yas) (C-9307-A)
- Ethel Mae Blues (C-9308-A)
- Driving Wheel Blues (60509-A)
- Barrel House Man (60510-A)
- Second Floor Blues (60513-A)
- Sugar Hill Blues (60536-A)
- Take Off Box (60541-A)
- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (90738-A)


Document DLP 596

Document discography

1761990Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 2 (1936-1951)

- D-B-A Blues No. 2
- Monte Carlo Blues
- Bread Pan (Just My Size)
- Ice Cream Freezer
- My Baby's Playground
- Night Gown Blues
- The Dog In A Man
- She's Long Gone
- Bitter Cup Blues (Once Upon A Time)
- Shoe Shiner's Moan

- Papa Low
- I've Made A Change
- Concentration Blues
- New Style Blues
- Unlucky 13 Blues
- Essie May Blues
- My Supply Woman Blues
- Roll On Blues
- Going Down The Line
- Leaving Daddy Blues

original recordings from the collections of Werner Benecke, Hans Maitner, Roger Misiewicz, Johnny Parth, Guido van Rijn

RST Blues Documents
BD-2088 (Austria)
1771990Washboard Sam Vol. 1 (1937-1947)
Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Arnett Nelson

- You Got To Take It
- Don' Leave Me Here
- Towboat Blues
- Mountain Blues
- Phantom Black Snake
- Down At The Old Village Store
- Bucket's Got A Hole In It
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted
- Sophisticated Mama
- CCC Blues

- Wasn't He Bad
- I Love My Baby
- Greyhound Blues
- Oh Joe
- Just Got To Hold You
- Yes I Got Your Woman
- Little Leg Woman
- Broadcast Blues
- You Can't Make The Grade
- I Just Couldn't Help It

original recordings from the collections of Johnny Parth, Karl Weiss

RST Blues Documents
BD-2091 (Austria)
1781990Roosevelt Sykes   (1931-1941)

- Groceries On The Shelf No. 2
- Yellow Woman Blues
- People, People
- She Left Me Cold In Hand
- Little And Low
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Groceries On My Shelf (Piggly Wiggly)
- People People
- Hospital, Heaven Or Hell

- Love Lease Blues
- Mistake In Life
- Night Time Is The Right Time No. 2
- Right Now
- Essie Mae Blues
- Doin' The Sally Long
- K.M.A. Blues
- Prison Gate Blues
- Low As A Toad
- 15c A Day


Wolf WSE 140

Wolf (WSE) discography

1791992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 1
(1929-1930)

- 44 Blues
- All My Money Gone Blues
- The Way I Feel Blues
- Henry Ford Blues
- I'm Tired Of Being Mistreated
- Boot That Thing
- Fire Detective Blues
- Little Sow Blues
- Single Tree Blues
- Trouble Everywhere Blues (Mae Belle Miller, voc)
- Working Man On The Seas (Mae Belle Miller, voc)
- Beale And Main Blues (Mae Belle Miller, voc)
- Long Tall Man Blues (Mae Belle Miller, voc)
- Skeet And Garret
- Roosevelt's Blues
- Ten And Four Blues
- Black River Blues
- Bury That Thing
- Home Of Your Own Blues
- Lost All I Had Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- Jivin' Jelly Joll Blues (Bee Turner, voc)
- Rough Treatin' Daddy (Bee Turner, voc)


Document DOCD-5116
1801992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 2
(1930-1931)

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


Document DOCD-5117
1811992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 3
(1931-1933)

- Hard Luck Blues (Emerson Houston, voc)
- Strange Man Blues (Emerson Houston, voc)
- Sail On Black Sue (Stump Johnson, voc)
- Barrel Of Whiskey Blues (Stump Johnson, voc)
- Prisoner's Blues (Matthew McClure, voc)
- Mosby Stomp (Mosby And Sykes)
- Mr. Sykes Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Highway 61 Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Jelly Roll Mill (Eithel Smith, voc)
- In Here With Your Heavy Stuff (Isabel Sykes, voc)
- Don't Rush Yourself (Isabel Sykes, voc)
- I Done You Wrong (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Sad And Lonely Day (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Try My Whiskey Blues (Clarence Harris, voc)
- Lonesome Clock Blues (Clarence Harris, voc)
- Found A Note On My Door (Frank Pluitt, voc)
- New 44 Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Working Dollar Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Big Legs Ida Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Devil's Island Gin Blues (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Dresser With The Drawers (Carl Rafferty, voc)
- Mr. Carl's Blues (Carl Rafferty, voc)
- She Showed It All (Napoleon Fletcher, voc)


Document DOCD-5118
1821992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 4
(1934-1936)

- D.B.A. Blues
- Ethel Mae Blues
- Radio Broadcasting Blues (Johnnie Strauss, voc)
- Old Market Street Blues (Johnnie Strauss, voc)
- Central Limited Blues (Arthur McKay, voc)
- Heavy Stuff Blues (Arthur McKay, voc)
- Steady Grinding Blues (Dorothy Baker, voc)
- D.B.A Blues No. 2
- Dirty Mother For You (60503-A)
- Dirty Mother For You (60503-D)
- The Cannon Ball
- Jet Black Snake
- She Left Me Cold In Hand
- Driving Wheel Blues
- Barrel House Man
- Second Floor Blues
- Sister Kelly Blues
- Soft And Mellow
- Sugar Hill Blues
- Take Off Box
- The Honey Dripper
- Dirty Mother For You (90738)


Document DOCD-5119
1831992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 5
(29 April 1937 to 13 April 1939)

- Little And Low
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Monte Carlo Blues
- She Squeezed My Lemon
- Somebody's Been Ridin' My Black Gal
- Bread Pan (Just My Size)
- Ice Cream Freezer
- Drunken Gambler
- Hospital, Heaven Or Hell
- Love Lease Blues
- Hard Lead Pencil
- My Baby's Playground
- Night Gown Blues
- Sad Yas Yas Yas (You Fade Away Like The Morning Dew)
- Let Me Hang My Stockings In Your Christmas Tree
- Mistake In Life
- Night Time Is The Right Time, No. 2
- The Dog In A Man
- She's Long Gone
- The Train Is Coming (No More Baby Talk)
- Down On My Knees
- Bitter Cup Blues (Once Upon A Time)
- Have You Seen Ida B
- Journey From The Germs
- You Can't Fix It Back

compiled and prod. by Johnny Parth
notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD-5120
1841992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 6
(13 April 1939 to 27 February 1941)

- Love Will Wear You Down
- Get Your Row Out (Then You Will Understand)
- Shoe Shiner's Moan
- Under Eyed Woman
- 44 Blues
- Papa Low
- New Mistake In Life
- We Will Never Make The Grade
- I've Made A Change
- Concentration Blues
- New Style Blues
- Unlucky 13 Blues
- She's Got What It Takes
- Ups And Downs Blues
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Eight Ball Blues
- Pistol Shootin' Blues
- Take It With A Smile
- Right Now
- Knock Me Out
- Essie Mae Blues (tk A)
- Essie Mae Blues (tk B)
- She's In My Blood
- Doin' The Sally Long
- 47th Street Jive

compiled and prod. by Johnny Parth
notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD-5121
1851992Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 7
(1941-1944)

- K.M.A. Blues
- Trouble And Whiskey
- My Supply Woman Blues
- Prison Gate Blues
- Sykes Advice Blues
- Low As A Toad
- Let The Black Have His Way
- 15 A Day
- Just Hanging Around
- Keep Your Hands Off Her
- Roll On Blues
- Skin And Bones Blues
- Third Degree Blues
- Pay Day Blues
- Training Camp Blues
- Sugar Babe Blues
- Are You Unhappy?
- You Can't Do That To Me
- Love Has Something To Say
- Honeysuckle Rose
- Mellow Queen
- Jivin' The Jive
- I Wonder


Document DOCD-5122
1861994Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 8
(1945-1947)

- I Wonder
- Tender Hearted Woman
- This Tavern Boogie
- Don't Push Me Around
- Little Sam
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- The Honeydripper
- Date Bait
- High Price Blues
- Peeping Tom
- That's My Gal
- Tonight
- Living In A Different World
- Sunny Road
- Her Little Machine
- Flames Of Jive
- Sneakin' And Dodgin'
- Bop De Bip
- Bobby Sox Blues
- Kilroy's In Town
- Bvd Blues
- I'm Her Honeydripper
- Mama, Mama
- Walkin' And Drinkin'


Document DOCD-6048
1871994Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 9
(1947-1951)

- Boogie Honky Tonk
- Booze Blues
- Time Wasted On You
- Until The Cows Come Home
- High As A Georgia Pine
- I Know How You Feel
- Candy Man Blues
- Why Should I Cry?
- He's Just A Gravy Train
- Southern Blues
- Stop Her Poppa
- My Baby Is Gone
- Drivin' Wheel
- Rock It
- West Helena Blues
- Mailbox Blues
- Wintertime Blues
- Blues 'n' Boogie
- Green Onion Top
- Wonderin' Blues
- Dark Clouds (John Brim, voc)
- Lonesome Man Blues (John Brim, voc)
- Going Down The Line (Grace Brim, voc)
- Leaving Daddy Blues (Grace Brim, voc)


Document DOCD-6049
1881994Roosevelt Sykes: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 10
(12th July 1951 to 1957)

- Fine And Brown
- Lucky Blues
- Raining In My Heart
- Heavy Heart
- Walkin' This Boogie
- Four O'clock Blues
- Hot Boogie
- Something Like That
- Security Blues
- Toy Piano Blues
- Listen To My Song
- Come Back Baby
- Ruthie Lee
- Tell Me True
- Boogie Sykes
- You Can't Be Lucky All The Time
- Sweet Old Chicago
- Blood Stains
- Hush Oh Hush
- I'm Tired
- Crazy Fox
- She's Jail Bait [House Of Sound 505]
- Sputnik Baby [House Of Sound 505]
- Low Land Blues [Bullet 288]
- Savoy Boogie [Bullet 288]


Document DOCD-6050
188a1994The Specialty Story 1944–1964

disc 1:
- Boogie #1 - The Sepia Tones
- Voo-It! Voo-It! - The Blues Woman (Marion Abernathy)
- Milton's Boogie - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- R.M. Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- True Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Thrill Me - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Everything I Do Is Wrong - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Hop Skip Jump - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Information Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- The Hucklebuck - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Rainy Day Blues - Armand Jump Jackson

- Ice Cream Freezer - The Blues Man (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Rockin' Boogie - Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats
- Teardrop Blues - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Cadillac Boogie - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Careful Love - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Don't Put Me Down - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- X-Temporaneous Boogie - Camille Howard
- You Don't Love Me - Camille Howard
- Fiesta In Old Mexico - Camille Howard
- Fat Meat - Jim Wynn
- Big City Blues - Big Maceo
- I Want a Roller - Smokey Hogg
- The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Rag Mop - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers

disc 2:
- Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Junior Jives - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Where There Is No Love - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Everything's Gonna Be All Right Tonight - King Perry & His Pied Pipers
- Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield
- Strange Things Happening - Percy Mayfield
- Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Oh Babe! - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Lost Love - Percy Mayfield
- Frankie Lee - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- What I Fool I Was - Percy Mayfield
- Money Blues - Camille Howard
- It's Later Than You Think - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- T-Town Twist - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- I Have New For You - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Prayin' For Your Return - Percy Mayfield
- Strange Angel - Amos Easton (Bumble Bee Slim)
- Best Wishes - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Cry Baby - Percy Mayfield
- Love Will Make You A Slave - Lil Greenwood
- I Can't Loose With The Stuff I Loose - Lester Williams
- The - The Four Flames Wheel of Fortune
- The Big Question - Percy Mayfield
- Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
- So Tired - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Night And Day (I Miss You So) - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders

disc 3:
- Oooh Oooh Oooh - Lloyd Price
- Restless Heart - Lloyd Price
- Dream Girl - Jesse & Marvin
- Tell Me Pretty Baby - Lloyd Price
- Ain't It A Shame? - Lloyd Price
- Frantic - Frank Motley & His Crew
- Too Close To Heaven - Prof. Alex Bradford
- I'm Coming Home - The Swan Silvertones
- I've Got A New Home - Pilgrim Travelers
- One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee Walton
- Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
- Early In The Morning - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- She's Been Gone - H-Bomb Ferguson
- Hard Living Alone - Floyd Dixon
- Drunk - Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music
- I Ate The Wrong Part - Little Temple & His 88
- Blood Stains On The Wall - Honey Boy
- Baby Doll - Marvin & Johnny
- The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
- I'm Your Best Bet Baby - Earl King
- No Room In The Hotel - Lou Rawls / Chosen Gospel Singers
- I'm Mad - John Lee Hooker
- Something's Going On In My Room - Daddy Cleanhead
- Zindy Lou - The Chimes
- One More River - Sam Cooke/The Soul Stirrers
- Where's My Girl - Jesse Belvin

disc 4:
- Nite Owl - Tony Allen & the Champs
- Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
- Eternity - Ernest Kador
- Rich Woman - Li'l Millet & His Creoles
- Squeeze Box Boogie - Clifton Chenier
- Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Sam Cooke / The Soul Stirrers
- Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
- Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') - Little Richard
- Oh-Rooba-Lee - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
- Gloria - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
- Cherokee Dance - Willie Joe & His Unitar/Bob Landers
- Rip It Up - Little Richard
- Ready Teddy - Little Richard
- Sweet Breeze - Vernon Green & the Phantoms
- (Every Time I Hear That) - Roy Montrell Mellow Saxophone
- She's Got It - Little Richard
- Heeby-Jeebies - Little Richard
- Should I Ever Love Again? - Sister Wynona Carr
- Just To Hold My Hand - Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez
- The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
- All Around The World - Little Richard
- Oooh-Whee Baby - Art Neville
- Just Because - Larry Williams
- Lucille - Little Richard
- Send Me Some Lovin' - Little Richard
- Open Up Your Heart - Eugene Church

disc 5:
- Our Romance - Clydie King
- Jenny Jenny - Little Richard
- Miss Ann - Little Richard
- Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
- Leavin' It All Up To You - Don & Dewey
- Keep a-Knockin' - Little Richard
- Bony Maronie - Larry Williams
- Twitchy - Willie Joe/Rene Hall
- I'll Come Running Back To You - Sam Cooke
- Miss Molly - Little Richard Good Golly
- Slow Down - Larry Williams
- Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams Dizzy
- Justine - Don & Dewey
- True Fine Mama - Little Richard
- Ooh! My Soul - Little Richard
- Lights Out - Jerry Byrne
- The Love Of God - Johnnie Taylor / The Soul Stirrers
- Koko Joe - Don & Dewey
- Baby Face - Little Richard
- There's A Moose On The Loose - Roddy Jackson
- Haunted House - Johnny Fuller
- "Yeah" - Larry Williams She Said
- Bad Boy - Larry Williams
- Farmer John - Don & Dewey
- Big Boy Pete - Don & Dewey
- Bama Lama Bama Loo - Little Richard


compiled by Billy Vera
5 CD set
notes by Billy Vera

Ace / Specialty
5SPCD-4412-2
1891995The Bluesville Years, Vol. 1
"Big Blues Honks and Wails"


Sunnyland Slim
- Baby How Long
- The Devil Is A Busy Man
- Decoration Day
- It's You Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- Mislead Mother
- Satellite Baby
- Pocketful Of Money
- Jailbait
Mildred Anderson
- Kidney Stew Blues
- Hello Little Boy
- Don't Deceive Me
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Money's Gettin' Cheaper
- I've Been Treated Wrong
- Cane River
- Grab Me A Freight
- Bad, Bad Whiskey
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
Al Smith
- I've Got The Right
- Kind Of Lovin'
- I've Got A Girl


click to enlarge !
Prestige PRCD-9905-2
1901995The Bluesville Years, Vol. 4
"In the Key of Blues"


Mercy Dee Walton
- One Room Country Shack
- My Little Angel
- After The Fight
- Five Card Hand
Memphis Slim
- Mother Earth
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
- Pleading Blues
- No Special Rider
- Something Keeps Worrying Me
Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Number Nine
- Set The Meat Outdoors
- Miss Ida B.
- She Ain't For Nobody
Curtis Jones
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues
- Weekend Blues
- Please Say Yes
- Low Down Worried Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Tired Of You Clowning
- Harlem Can't Be Heaven



Prestige PRCD-9908-2
1911995Roosevelt Sykes: "44" Blues
The Blues Collection #30

- "44" Blues
- Boot That Thing
- All My Money Gone Blues
- The Way I Feel Blues
- Henry Ford Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- We Can Sell That Thing
- 3-6 And 9
- Jet Black Snake
- Drunken Gambler
- The Train Is Coming
- Under Eyed Woman
- Pistol Shootin' Blues
- Low As A Toad
- Third Degree Blues
- Training Camp Blues


Orbis BLU NC 046 (UK)


Orbis BLU GNC 030 (EUR)

192b1996Roosevelt Sykes / Victoria Spivey: Grind It!
The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival   Volume 3

Roland Young / Roosevelt Sykes
- Introduction / Driving Wheel
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Run This Boogie
- St. James Infirmary
- Dirty Mother For You
- Looka Here! (C'mon Let's Shake)
Victoria Spivey And The Brooklyn Blues Busters
- Black Snake Blues
- Detroit Moon
- Low Down Man Blues (You're A Rank Stud)
- Organ Grinder Blues
- I'm Tired
- Brooklyn Bridge Blues


rec. September 7, 1973 live at Otis Spann Memorial Field, Ann Arbor, MI for the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1973; prod. by John Ryan
Total Energy CD 3025 (US)

= Schoolkids SKR-2103 (US)




= Sequel NEX CD 3284 (UK)

1934/1996Rediscovered Blues Vol. 2

disk 1:
Roosevelt Sykes
- You Can't Be Lucky All The Time [Imperial LM 94002]
- Sweet Old Chicago [Imperial 5347]
- Jail Bait [previously unreleased]
- Blood Stains [Imperial 5347]
- Hush Oh Hush [Imperial 5367]
- Cannonball [previously unreleased]
- I'm Tired [Imperial LM 94006]
- Crazy Fox [Imperial 5367]
Bumble Bee Slim
- Direct South
- Wake Up In The Morning
- Driftin' Blues
- Puppy Love
- New B&O Blues
- Midnight Special
- In The Evening
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Wee Wee Baby
- I'm The One

disk 2:
Sunnyland Slim
- You Used To Love Me
- My Past Life
- She's Got A Thing Going On
- Substitute Woman
- Canada Walk [previously unreleased]
- Blue And Lonesome [previously unreleased]
- Goin' Back Tto Memphis [previously unreleased]
- Blue And Lonesome II [previously unreleased]
- Dust My Broom [previously unreleased]
- Come Day, Go Day [previously unreleased]
- Well, Alright [previously unreleased]
- The Devil Is A Busy Man [previously unreleased]
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie [previously unreleased]
- Goin' Back To Memphis II
- Dust My Broom II
- Unlucky One
- Canada Walk II [previously unreleased]
- Jumpin' After Midnight [previously unreleased]
- Hot House Stuff

disk 31:
Sunnyland Slim
- Got To Get To My Baby
- Miss Bessie Mae
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
- Midnight Stomp [previously unreleased]
- Little Girl Blues
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- I Don't Worry
- Room And Board
- Long Curly Mane
- Roebuck Man
- Before You Go
- Boogie In The Morning
- What Are You Trying To Do
- Burying Ground
- Death Valley Blues
- Korrina Korrina
- Old And Grey
- Needle Time
- Get You In My Arms
- Blind Man Sees


compiled by Pete Welding
cover illustration by Joe Ciardiello
3 CD set

Capitol 3CDP 36284
(Capitol Blues Collection
series)

this set has actually
never been released!

1941997Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1973

disc 1:
- Dou You Wanna Jump - Washboad Willie
- Chicago Breakdown - Dr. Ross
- Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Gunter
- Highway - Eddie Taylor
- Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
- Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Mojo In Her Backbone - Eddie Kirkland

- Dirty Mother For Ya - Roosevelt Sykes
- She Wanna Sell My Monkey - Bobo Jenkins
- Mr. Downchild - King Biscuit Boys
- I Call It Love - Eddie Burns
- It Hurts Me Too - Big Walter Horton
- Ain't No Sunshine - Freddy King
- Traveling Riverside Blues - Mojo Boogie Band


disc 2:
- Ann Arbor Boogie - The Johnny Otis Show
- Wild About You Baby - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers
- Basie Power - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- Festival Blues - Charles Mingus & Jazz Workshop
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush and the Mighty Joe Young Blues Band
- Love Each Other - Leon Thomas & Full Circle
- Outer Space Employment Agency - Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Orkestra
- People's Republic- Revolutionary Ensemble
- Down By The Ocean - Infinite Sound
- I Got To Move - Homesick James and the Mighty Joe Young Blues Band #
- Mudd - CJQ
- John Lee Hooker with the Brooklyn Blues Busters - Boogie With The Hook


# rec. September 9, 1973 live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival; Homesick James, voc, g; Mighty Joe Young, g; Cornelius Boysen, b; Joe Spell, dr
2 CD box

P-Vine PCD 4782/83 (Jp)
194a1997Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- Big Ben [Storyville SLP 189]
- Boot That Thing [Storyville SLP 189]
- Springfield Blues [Storyville SLP 189]
- Henry Ford Blues [Storyville SLP 189]
- I'm A Dangerous Man [Storyville SLP 189]
- True Thing [Storyville SLP 189]
- You Understand [Storyville SLP 189]
- Whole Lot Of Children [Storyville SLP 189]
- The Last Laugh [Storyville SLP 189]
- Gold Mine [Storyville SLP 189]
- 44 Blues [Storyville SLP 189]
- Sugar Cup [Storyville SLP 189]
- You Deceived Me [Storyville SLP 213]
- Crow Hopping Blues [Storyville SLP 213]
- The Way I Feel [Storyville SLP 188]
- Under-Eyes Woman [Storyville SLP 187]
- 9 Hours Call [Storyville SLP 187]
- No Money Down [Storyville SLP 214]
- Baby Child [Storyville SLP 214]

rec. October 23, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; prod. by Karl Emil Knudson
photo by Jan Persson
notes by Larry Hoffman



Storyville STCD 8027

Storyville discography

194a1998J.T. Brown: Windy City Boogie

- Walking Home
- Use That Spot

- Blackjack Blues #
- Rock-Em
- Going Home To My Baby
- House Party Groove
- It's A Shame To Tell The People
- Lonely (As A Man Can Be)
- When I Was A Lad
- Strictly Gone
- You Stayed Away Too Long

- Windy City Boogie #
- Cheatin' And Lyin'
- Blues For JOB
- One More Chance
- Use That Spot
- WOPA Jingle
- Going Home To My Baby
- Give Her Plenty Money To Spend
- Lonely (As A Man Can Be) (rehearsal)


# with Roosevelt Sykes, voc
notes by Jim O'Neal

Delmark DE-714
1951999The Bluesville Years, Vol. 11
"Blues is A Heart's Sorrow"


Roosevelt Sykes
- I Hate To Be Alone
- Selfish Woman
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
Mercy Dee Walton
- Pity And A Shame
Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'll Go On Living
- Sail On
- Little Girl
- How Long Blues
Lightnin Hopkins with Sonny Terry
- Last Night Blues
Henry Townsend
- The Train Is Coming
Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim
- Nervous
Lonnie Johnson
- You Have No Love In Your Heart
- Evil Woman
- Four Walls and Me
Mildred Anderson
- I'm Getting Long Alright
Little Brother Montgomery
- Cry Cry Baby
Curtis Jones
- Fool Blues
- Good Woman Blues
Pete Franklin
- My Old Lonesome Blues
St Louis Jimmy
- Dog House Blues
- Some Sweet Day


click to enlarge !
Prestige PRCD-9921-2
1961999The Bluesville Years, Vol. 12
"Jump, Jumpin the Blues"


K.C. Douglas
- You Got A Good Thing Now
Sonny Terry
- My Baby Done Gone
- High Powered Woman
Memphis Willie B
- Good Potatoes
Lightnin Hopkins
- Wine Spodee-o-Dee
Memphis Slim
- Frankie And Johnny Boogie
Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim
- Don't You Tell Nobody
Little Brother Montgomery
- Santa Fe
Billy Boy Arnold
- Get Out of Here
- You Better Cut That Out
Homesick James
- Working with Homesick
Otis Spann and James Cotton
- Lightnin
Shakey Jake
- It Won't Happen Again

Roosevelt Sykes
- Runnin The Boogie
- Hey Big Momma
Curtis Jones
- Good Time Special
Jimmy Witherspoon
- One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer
- Kansas City
- Drinking Beer
Mildred Anderson
- I'm Free
- Cool Kind Of Poppa
Sunnyland Slim
- Slim's Shout



Prestige PRCD-9922-2
1972000Too Late Too Late Vol. 7   (1927-1955)

- The Downward Path Is Crowded
- Climbing Up Zion's Hill
- Water Bound Blues - Alice Pearson
- Tenor Guitar Fiend - Clifford Hayes
- Tippin' Through - Clifford Hayes
- Just a Roaming Man - Lonnie Johnson
- I Believe I'll Make a Change - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- Did You Mean What You Said? - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- Did You Mean What You Said? - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- Do You Think That's Right? - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- Do You Think That's Right? - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- I Ain't No Fool - Casey Bill Weldon (previously unreleased)
- I Heard Zion Mourn - Southern Sons
- Where the Blues Began - Big Bill Broonzy (previously unreleased)
- Martha Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (previously unreleased)
- Texas Tornado Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (previously unreleased)
- I Feel Like Crying - Big Bill Broonzy (previously unreleased)
- Don't Want No Man That's Lazy - Alberta Hunter
- Your Bread May Be Good But It Ain't as Good as Mine - Alberta Hunter
- Don't Think I'm Buster Brown - Merline Johnson (previously unreleased)
- School Boy Blues - Merline Johnson (previously unreleased)
- Rattlesnake Blues - Merline Johnson (previously unreleased)

- How Am I To Know? - Roosevelt Sykes
- Mind Your Own Business - Roosevelt Sykes
- My Baby Don't Allow - Alonzo Scales
- Left Me Home Blues - Alonzo Scales
- She's Gone - Alonzo Scales



Document DOCD-5525
1982000Juke Joint Saturday Night - Piano Blues, Rags & Stomps
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

'Jabo' Williams - Pratt City Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Jab's Blues
Louise Johnson - On The Wall
Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
Charley Taylor - Heavy Suitcase Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - No Special Rider Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Polock Blues
Louise Johnson - By The Moon And Stars
Charley Taylor - Louisiana Bound
James Wiggins - Gotta Shave 'Em Dry
Skip James - 22-20 Blues
James Wiggins - Forty-Four Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Fat Mama Blues
'Boodle It' Wiggins - Evil Woman Blues
Louise Johnson - Long Ways From Home
Louise Johnson - All Night Long Blues
Rudy Foster - Black Gal Makes Thunder
Rudy Foster - Corn Trimmer Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Army Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Hot Box

Roosevelt Sykes - 3-6 & 9
Piano Kid Edwards - Gamblin' Man's Prayer

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
booklet by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2053

Yazoo discography

198a2001the essential Roosevelt Sykes

disc 1:
- 44 Blues (3:01)
- Bury That Thing (2:58)
- All My Money Gone Blues (2:51)
- Barrel Of Whiskey Blues (with Stump Johnson) (2:53)
- Boot That Thing (2:56)
- 32-20 Blues (3:07)
- Mr. Carl's Blues (with Carl Rafferty) (3:05)
- Dirty Mother For You (tk A) (3:00)
- Nasty But It's Clean (3:03)
- Mosby Stomp W/ Mosby And Sykes (3:17)
- Jet Black Snake (3:14)
- The Honey Dripper (2:43)
- Roll On Blues (2:42)
- Sister Kelly Blues (2:46)
- Skeet And Garrett (3:05)
- Devil's Island Gin Blues (3:02)
- Give Me Your Change (3:04)
- I'm Tired Of Being Mistreated (3:35)

disc 2:
- 3-6 And 9 (2:57)
- Doing The Salty Long (2:36)
- Trouble And Whiskey (2:41)
- She Showed It All (with Napoleon Fletcher) (2:35)
- Ten And Four Blues (3:09)
- Sugar Hill Blues (3:19)
- We Can Sell That Thing (2:41)
- He Treats Me Like A Dog (with St. Louis Bessie) (3:03)
- Kelly's Special (2:45)
- Highway 61 Blues (3:10)
- Have You Seen Ida B (3:02)
- Knock Me Out (2:59)
- Pap Low (2:46)
- Strange Man Blues (with Emerson Houston) (2:56)
- 47th Street Live (3:08)
- My Baby's Playground (2:23)
- Barrel House Man (2:49)
- The Cannon Ball (3:11) (mystery track)

front cover illustration by Chris Osborne
2 CD set



Document CBL 200010
1992002Roosevelt Sykes: The Honey Dripper

- Boot That Thing
- Roosevelt's Blues
- Ten And Four Blues
- Give Me Your Change
- 32-20 Blues
- She's In My Blood
- '44' Blues
- Sad And Lonely Days
- DBA Blues (You Old Yas Yas)
- The Honey Dripper
- Ups And Down Blues
- Love Will Wear You Down
- 47th Street Jive
- Sykes Advice Blues
- Honeysuckle Rose
- 15 Cents A Day
- Mellow Queen
- Jivin' The Jive


Acrobat FABCD 130
2002003Roosevelt Sykes & Lee Green: The Way I Feel:

Roosevelt Sykes
- Roosevelt's Blues
- The Way I Feel
- '44' Blues
- Ten And Four Blues
- All My Money Gone Blues
- Lost All I Had Blue
- Henry Ford Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
Lee Green
- Train Number 44
- Death Alley Blues
- All My Money Gone
- Death Bell Blues
- Maltese Cat
- Memphis Fives
- Number 44 Blues
- The Way I Feel

Roosevelt Sykes
- 32 - 20 Blues
- Hard Luck Man Blues
- Give Me Your Change
- Kelly's Special
- No Settled Mind Blues
- Kelly's 44 Blues
- You So Dumb

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith; remastered by Richard Nevins; original recordings from the collection of Francis Wilford-Smith

Yazoo CD 2066

Yazoo discography

2012004Roosevelt Sykes: Chicago Boogie
with St. Louis Jimmy

- Drivin' Wheel
- West Helena Blues
- Wonderin' Blues
- Monkey Face Blues
- Rock It
- Chicago Boogie
- Security Blues
- Soon Forgotten
- Green Onion Top
- Mail Box Blues
- 44 Blues
- Complete This Order
- Blues 'N' Boogie
- Winter Time Blues
- Rock It (alt tk)
- My Resolution
- Kickin' Motor Scooter




Delmark DD 773
2022007Bullet Records Blues

- Going Down Slow - St. Louis Jimmy
- I Ain't Done Nothing Wrong - St. Louis Jimmy
- My Trouble - St. Louis Jimmy
- Sittin' And Thinkin' - St. Louis Jimmy

- Mr. Brown Boogie - St. Louis Jimmy [actually Roosevelt Sykes]
- Candy Man Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Why Should I Cry - Roosevelt Sykes
- Move Back To The Woods - Walter Davis
- You've Got To Reap What You Sow - Walter Davis
- Wonder What I'm Doing Wrong - Walter Davis
- Got To See Her Every Night - Walter Davis
- So Long Baby - Walter Davis
- I Just Can't Help It - Walter Davis
- Hard Times - Smokey Hogg
- Jivin' Woman - Big Joe Williams
- She's A Married Woman - Big Joe Williams
- Miss Martha King - B.B. King
- When Your Baby Packs Up And Goes - B.B. King
- Evil Man Blues - Rudy Greene
- No Good Woman Blues - Rudy Greene
- Florida Blues - Rudy Greene
- My Baby Left Me - Little Eddie
- Darling You Know I Love You - Little Eddie
- Why Don't You Let Me Be - J.D. Horton
- Cadillac Blues - J.D. Horton


notes by Fred James

Blue CD SPV 49762
2042014The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47

disk 1:
- 44 Blues (OKeh 8702)
- Boot That Thing (OKeh 8702)
- Henry Ford Blues (OKeh 8742)
- Skeet And Garret (OKeh 8749)
- Roosevelt's Blues (OKeh 8776)
- Lost All I Had Blues (OKeh 8819)
- 32-20 Blues (as Willie Kelly) (Victor 38619)
- 3-6 & 9 (as Dobby Bragg) (Paramount 13004)
- Kelly's Special (as Willie Kelly) (Victor 232)
- Nasty But It's Clean (as Willie Kelly) (Victor )
- Highway 61 Blues (Decca 7280)
- Big Legs Ida Blues (Sunrise S-3404)
- D-B-A Blues (Decca 7011)
- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (Decca 7160)
- She Left Me Cold In Hand (Decca 7160)
- Cannon Ball (Decca 7188)
- Jet Black Snake (Decca 7188)
- Driving Wheel Blues (Decca 7252)
- Sister Kelly Blues (Champion 50071)
- The Honey Dripper (Decca 7164)
- Night Time Is The Right Time (Decca 7324)
- Little And Low (Decca 7324)
- Monte Carlo Blues (Decca 7352)
- Hospital, Heaven Or Hell (Decca 7401)
- Drunken Gambler (Decca 7431)

disk 2:
- Love Lease Blues (Decca 7381)
- Hard Lead Pencil (Decca 7432)
- Sad Yas Yas (You Fade Away Like Morning Dew) ()
- The Road To Ruin (Decca 7412)
- Mistake In Life (Decca 7438)
- Night Time Is The Right Time No. 2 (Decca 7)
- She's Long Gone (Decca 7458)
- The Train Is Coming (No More Baby Talk) (Decca )
- Down On My Knees (Decca 7483)
- Have You Seen Ida B. (Decca 7586)
- 44 Blues (Decca 7586)
- Bitter Cup Blues (Decca 7597)
- Journey From The Germs (Decca 7622)
- You Can't Fix It Back (Decca 7622)
- Get Your Bow Out (Then You Will Understand) (Decca )
- Yellow Yam Blues (Decca 7747)
- Right Now (Decca 7769)
- Essie Mae Blues (Decca 7769)
- She's Got What It Takes (Decca 7785)
- Pistol Shootin' Blues (Decca 7785)
- Eight Ball Blues (Decca 7809)
- 47th Street Jive (Decca 7833)
- Doin' The Sally Long (Flames Od Evaporation) (Decca )
- Low As A Toad (Decca 7843)
- Prison Gate Blues (Decca 7874)

disk 3:
- K.M.A. Blues (Decca 7874)
- Just Hanging Around (OKeh 6219)
- Pay Day Blues (OKeh 6219)
- 15c A Day (OKeh 6387 / Col. 30040)
- Roll On Blues (OKeh 6387 / Col. 30040)
- Keep Your Hands Off Her (OKeh 6455 / Col. 30037)
- Skin And Bone Blues (OKeh 6455 / Col. 30037)
- Let The Black Have His Way (OKeh 6542 / Col. 30035)
- Third Degree Blues (OKeh 6542 / Col. 30035)
- Training Camp Blues (OKeh 6709 / Col. 30024)
- Sugar Babe Blues (OKeh 6709 / Col. 30024)
- I Wonder (Bluebird 34-0721)
- Love Has Something To Say ()
- Tender Hearted Woman Blues (I'll Wear The Pants) (B&W)
- Don't Push Me Around (RCA Victor 20-2534)
- Date Bait (RCA Victor 20-2051)
- Tonight (RCA Victor 20-2051)
- Living In A Different World (RCA Victor 20-33)
- Flames Of Jive (RCA Victor 20-2382)
- Bop De Bip (RCA Victor 20-2382)
- Bobby Sox Blues (RCA Victor 20-2201)
- Walkin' And Drinkin' (RCA Victor 20-0011)
- Mama Mama (RCA Victor 20-3176)
- Booze Blues (RCA Victor 20-2902)
- Until The Cows Come Home (RCA Victor 20-33152)

3 CD set

Acrobat ACTRCD9040
2052014Deep South Piano: The Music of Little Brother Montgomery, his Family, Friends and Peers

CD 1:
Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Shakey Horton
- The Devil Is A Busy Man
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
- Milas Davis Blues
- Grinder Man Blues
- Shave 'Em Dry
- Don't Get Around Much Any More
- Boogie
- You're Gonna Need My Help Some Day
Lafayette Leake
- Lowdown Blues
- More Blues
- Boogie Nr. 1
- Boogie Nr. 2
- Gone With The Wind
- Boogie Nr. 3
- Boogie Nr. 4
Little Brother Montgomery
- Dangerous Blues
- Dudlow Joe
- Papa Lord God Blues
- Rip Top Blues
- Joe Martin Blues
- Bob Morton Blues
- Joe Lewis Blues
- Vanado Anderson (Andrews) Blues
- Willie Anderson Blues
- Loomis Gibson Blues
- Trembling Blues
- Will Ezell's Blues
- Don't You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
- Basin Street Blues

CD 2:
Little Brother Montgomery
- Forty-Four Blues
- Little Brother Special
- Jan Blues
- Suitcase Blues
Sweet Williams, Little Brother Montgomery
- Poor Buddy Richards Blues (tk 1/2)
- Leon Brumfield Blues
- Poor Buddy Richards Blues (tk 3)
- Poor Buddy Richards Blues (tk 4)
- Sweet Williams Boogie
- Four 'O Clock Blues
- Whispering
Dewey Corley
- Just A Dream
- West Helena Blues
- Yancey Special
- Saturday Night Fish Fry
Tuts Washington
- Mr. Freddie Blues
- Forty-Four Blues
- Boogie Woogie On The St. Louis Blues
- Fish Fry Blues
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
- Yancey Special
- 12th Street Rag
Buddy Burns
- Dirty Blues
- Waltz

CD 3:
Little Brother Montgomery, Willie Bell Dailey
- Glory, Glory Hallelujah
- Montgomery Falily Blues & Vicksburg Blue
Joe Montgomery
- Old Blues
- More Old Blues
- Stride Piece
- There Is No Telling What God Will Do
- Do What I Say (piano part)
- What Have I Done
Gus Perryman
- Maple Leaf Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Old Blues
- Big Butter And Egg Man

Roosevelt Sykes
- Rock Me In The Morning
- The Way I Feel Blues
Simon Frazier
- I Cried Over You
- Some Of These Days
- How Long
- Salty Dog
- Careless Love
Adam Cato
- Solitude
- Old Barrelhouse Blues
- Rhythmic Blues
Leon René
- Brown Skin
- When It's Sleepy Time Down South


1968 and 1972 home recordings by Karl Gert zur Heide; all recordings are previously unissued
3 CD set
20 page booklet notes
by Karl Gert zur Heide

Agram Blues AB3CD 2026
2062017Blue 88s: Unreleased Piano Blues Gems 1938-1942

Curtis Jones
- My Blues Is Risin' (WC-2618-A) [Columbia unissued]
Willie 'Boodle It' Right
- Xmas Blues (C-3381-1) [OKeh unissued]
Curtis Jones
- Levee Side Blues (C-3963-1) [unissued]
Poor Boy Burke
- Your Loving Ways (C-4062-1) [OKeh unissued]
- Bad Condition Blues (C-4065-1) [OKeh unissued]

Roosevelt Sykes
- Mellow Queen Swing (C-4054-1) [Columbia unissued]
- Floating Power Blues (C-4055-1) [Columbia unissued]
- Make Up Your Mind (C-4056-1) [Columbia unissued]
- Training Camp Blues (C-4057-1) [OKeh 6709, Columbia 30024, 37457]
- Back Biting Snitchers (C-4058-19) [Columbia unissued]
- You Got To Run Me Down (C-4059-1) [Columbia unissued]
- From The Cradle To The Grave (C-4060-1) [Columbia unissued]
- Motherless Child (C-4061-1) [Columbia unissued]
- Sugar Babe Blues (C-4228-1) [OKeh 6709, Columbia 30024, 37457]
- The World Is Upside Down (C-4229-1) [Columbia unissued]
- I Got You Figured Out (C-4230-1) [Columbia unissued]
- You Done Got Hip (C-4233-1) [Columbia unissued]

20 page booklet
with a detailed essay
by Mark Humphrey

Hi Horse CD 19001
(US 4/2017)

= Hi Horse LP 19001
(US 11/2017)



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Edward Amos: Gravesites of Southern Musicians.- Jefferson (McFarland), 2002, p. 8
- Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues.- Paris, France (Filipacci) 1977, pp. 240-241
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 361-363
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943.- Oxford (Clarendon), 4th ed. 1997, pp. 872-877
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, pp. 83, 299, 594-597
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 934-937
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, pp. 434-435
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York (Da Capo Press) 1987, pp. 489-491
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966 - A complete guide to 20 years of recorded blues.- London/New York (Oak Publications), 1968.- pp. 311-315
- Mike Leadbitter, Leslie Fancourt & Paul Pelletier: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. two, L to Z.- London (Record Information Services), 1994, pp. 556-562
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- http://philbrodieband.com/muso_roosevelt_sykes.htm
- http://myweb.clemson.edu/~campber/sd.html
- http://www.tedstaunton.com/labels/1950_1960/pages/Century_2/century_2.html
- http://the78rpmrecordspins.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/paramount-record-discography/
- http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/5367
- http://myweb.clemson.edu/~campber/unitedstates.html
- The Sax Mallard Discography by Robert L. Campbell, Robert Pruter, and Armin Büttner (Latest revision: June 13, 2014)
- The Tom Archia Discography by Robert L. Campbell, Leonard J. Bukowski, and Armin Büttner (Latest update: May 12, 2014)
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Barclay 920294; photographer: Alain Marouani

thanks to John Tefteller, Helge Thygesen, Marc Claes, Larry Hoffman, Bob Eagle, Chris Smith, Jim O'Neal, Doug Kaye, Ray Templeton, Benoît Brière, Rodger Tarr, Phil Dubois, Russell Shor, Wilson Fabian Ruales Villalva and Fernando Goin for additional info / scans

1) "Elmar, Arkansas" doesn't seem to exist nor ever having existed on any map of the Helena region; according to Jim O'Neal "in the 1909 Helena City Directory there is a reference to 'Amr Saw Mill,' which seems a good possibility, if it was pronounced 'Amar.' The location is cited as the southernmost point of the Helena area canvassed for the directory," while Bob Eagle suspects that it may be "an error for Elaine, which is a place in Phillips County." Chris Smith suspects that it "may have been a short-lived settlement with no name at all." Sykes himself is quoted as saying it was "just a little sawmill town."

2) Amos 2002, p. 8: "Unfortunately, according to Providence [Memorial Park] officials, the family ceased making payments on the plot and possible marker for Roosevelt some time after his death. The grave remains unmarked and the staff will not give out the location, stating this is one of the few recources they have to collect unpaid bills."

top row: Ernest (Little Son Joe) Lawlars, Big Bill Broonzy, Lester Melrose, Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy Oden; below: Washboard Sam, c. 1940s; source: http://www.highway61radio.com/?p=3419 ('Yannick and Margo Bruynoghe Collection'); click to enlarge !
top row: Ernest (Little Son Joe) Lawlars, Big Bill Broonzy, Lester Melrose
Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy Oden; below: Washboard Sam, c. 1940s

source: www.press.uchicago.edu ("Yannick and Margo Bruynoghe Collection")

 

Lee Jackson, 'Clear Waters' (Eddie Clearwater), Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy (Oden), Sunnyland Slim, Tom Archia, Corky Roberts, Armand 'Jump' Jackson, Shakey Jake (Harris) - all guests at the 'Blues Party', a special event organized in Jump Jackson's garage 'studio', 5727 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL, summer 1960; source: Joachim E. Berendt & William Claxton: Jazz Life - Auf den Spuren des Jazz.- Offenburg (Burda Druck und Verlag GmbH) 1961, pp. 136-137; photographer: William Claxton
Lee Jackson, 'Clear Waters' (Eddie Clearwater), Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy (Oden),
Sunnyland Slim, Tom Archia, Corky Roberts, Armand 'Jump' Jackson, Shakey Jake (Harris) - all guests at the "Blues Party",
a special event organized in Jump Jackson's garage "studio", 5727 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL, summer 1960
source: Joachim E. Berendt & William Claxton: Jazz Life - Auf den Spuren des Jazz.- Offenburg (Burda Druck und Verlag GmbH) 1961, pp. 136-137
photographer: William Claxton

 

Roosevelt Sykes; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 49; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
Roosevelt Sykes

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 49
photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

 

Roosevelt Sykes, Kolbeh, Berlin, Germany, May 28, 1974; source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (3. Quartal 1983), p. 4; photographer: Norbert Hess; click to enlarge !
Roosevelt Sykes, Kolbeh, Berlin, Germany, May 28, 1974

source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (3. Quartal 1983), p. 4
photographer: Norbert Hess

 

Roosevelt Sykes, New Orleans, November 1980; source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (3. Quartal 1983), p. 5; photographer: Axel Küstner; click to enlarge !
Roosevelt Sykes, New Orleans, November 1980

source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (3. Quartal 1983), p. 5
photographer: Axel Küstner

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