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Roosevelt Sykes - Roosevelt Sykes In Europe FLAC album


Performer: Roosevelt Sykes
Genre: Blues
Title: Roosevelt Sykes In Europe
Country: US
Style: Piano Blues
FLAC version ZIP size: 1987 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1990 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1906 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Roosevelt Sykes (January 31, 1906 – July 17, 1983) was an American blues musician, also known as "The Honeydripper". Sykes was born in Elmar, Arkansas, and grew up near Helena. At age 15, he went on the road playing piano in a barrelhouse style of blues. Like many bluesmen of his time, he travelled around playing to all-male audiences in sawmill, turpentine and levee camps along the Mississippi River, gathering a repertoire of raw, sexually explicit material

Effervescent blues vocalist and pianist whose romping boogies and risqué lyrics characterize his monumental contributions.

More albums from Roosevelt Sykes: The Original Honeydripper by Roosevelt Sykes. Blues by Roosevelt Sykes. Portraits In Blues Vol. 11 by Roosevelt Sykes. The Meek Roosevelt Sykes by Roosevelt Sykes. The Honeydripper by Roosevelt Sykes. Chicago Blues Festival 1970 by Roosevelt Sykes. Music Is My Business by Roosevelt Sykes. The Honeydripper’s Duke’s Mixture by Roosevelt Sykes. View all albums . Roosevelt Sykes In Europe. By: Roosevelt Sykes (1969, Blues).

Roosevelt Sykes was born on January 31, 1906 in Elmar, Arkansas, a community he later described in Honkers and Shouters, as Just a little sawmill town. In 1909, Sykes moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri. He often returned to his grandfather’s farm near West Helena and played the organ in a local church. In 1965 and 1966, he toured with the American Folk Blues Festival. While in Europe in 1966, Sykes cut the album Roosevelt Sykes, Gold Mine for Delmark. He also recorded for specialty labels such as Bluesville, Storyville, and Folkways. Sykes moved to New Orleans in the late 1960s and often played at the Court of the Two Sisters. He appeared as the opening act for the first annual Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969, playing before an audience of cheering young admirers.

Roosevelt Sykes In Europe is a jazz related blues music album recording by ROOSEVELT SYKES released in 1969 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Roosevelt Sykes In Europe Contents.

Roosevelt Sykes was born on January 31, 1906, in Elmar, Arkansas, a community he later described as just a little sawmill town. He often returned to his grandfather's farm near West Helena and played the organ in a local church. By 1918 he had taught himself the art of blues piano and, three years later, left home to work as an itinerant pianist in gambling establishments and barrelhouses throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1965 and 1966, he toured with the American Folk Blues Festival, while in Europe in 1966, Sykes cut the album Roosevelt Sykes, Gold Mine, for Delmark.

The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47, Vol. 1, 2014. The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47, Vol.

Tracklist

A1 Big Ben 2:56
A2 Boot That Thing 3:18
A3 Springfield Blues 2:55
A4 Henry Ford Blues 2:57
A5 I'm A Dangerous Man 2:05
A6 True Thing 3:48
B1 You Understand 2:23
B2 The Last Laugh 4:35
B3 Gold Mine 2:22
B4 44 Blues 3:00
B5 Sugar Cup 2:22

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Midwest Custom Record Pressing
  • Mastered At – Ardent Studios

Credits

  • Cover [Cover Design] – Zbigniew Jastrzebski
  • Liner Notes – Bob Koester*
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Ray Flerlage
  • Piano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Roosevelt Sykes
  • Producer [Album Production] – Robert G. Koester

Notes

Similar to Roosevelt Sykes - Roosevelt Sykes In Europe, but with a different label and runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, B and H very small): B H DS-616A 16349
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, B and H very small): B H DS-616B 16349
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped symbol like a circle with three peaks at the top, probably indicating a pressing plant): O

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS-616 Roosevelt Sykes Roosevelt Sykes In Europe ‎(LP, Album) Delmark Records DS-616 US 1969
DC-616 Roosevelt Sykes Roosevelt Sykes In Europe ‎(Cass) Delmark Records DC-616 US 1969
DD-616 Roosevelt Sykes Gold Mine ‎(CD, Album, RE) Delmark Records DD-616 US 1992
DS-616 Roosevelt Sykes Roosevelt Sykes In Europe ‎(LP, Album, RE) Delmark Records DS-616 US Unknown