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Roosevelt Sykes - Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 Album

Roosevelt Sykes - Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 Album
  • Performer Roosevelt Sykes
  • Title Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932
  • Date of release 1967
  • Country Netherlands
  • Style Chicago Blues, Piano Blues
  • Label Riverside Records
  • Catalog number RM 8819
  • Other formats Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
  • Genre Blues
  • Size MP3 1608 mb
  • Size FLAC 1543 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 530

Tracklist

1Jimmy OdenI Have Made Up My Mind
Piano – Roosevelt SykesViolin – Curtis MosbyVocals – Jimmy OdenWritten-By – Jimmy Oden
2Charlie McFaddenGroceries On The Shelf
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Charlie McFaddenWritten-By – Charlie McFadden
3Roosevelt SykesMr. Sykes Blues
Written-By – Roosevelt Sykes
4Eithel SmithJelly Roll Mill
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Eithel SmithWritten-By – Eithel Smith
5Dobby BraggSingle Tree Blues
Written-By – Dobby Bragg
6Dobby BraggFire Detective Blues
Written-By – Dobby Bragg
7Mary JohnsonMary Johnson Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesViolin – Curtis MosbyVocals – Mary JohnsonWritten-By – Mary Johnson
8Matthew McClurePrisoner's Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Matthew McClureWritten-By – Matthew McClure
9Roosevelt SykesHighway 61 Blues
Written-By – Roosevelt Sykes
10Mary JohnsonRattlesnake Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Mary JohnsonWritten-By – Mary Johnson
11Charlie McFaddenPeople People Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Charlie McFaddenWritten-By – Charlie McFadden
12Dobby BraggWe Can Sell That Thing
Written-By – Dobby Bragg
13Edith JohnsonCan't Make Another Day
Cornet – Baby J.Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Edith JohnsonWritten-By – Edith Johnson
14Edith JohnsonGood Chib Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesTrombone – Ike RodgersVocals – Edith JohnsonWritten-By – Edith Johnson
15Dobby Bragg3-6 And 9 (Three, Six And Nine)
Written-By – Dobby Bragg
16Jimmy OdenSitting Down Thinking Blues
Piano – Roosevelt SykesVocals – Jimmy OdenWritten-By – Jimmy Oden

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RLP 8819Roosevelt Sykes Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono)Riverside RecordsRLP 8819UK1967
6332 992Roosevelt Sykes Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono)Mercury6332 992FranceUnknown
LEL 209Roosevelt Sykes Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 ‎(LP, Comp)Music Parade CetraLEL 209Italy1973
93514Roosevelt Sykes Mr. Sykes Blues 1929-1932 ‎(LP, Comp)Les Disques Pierre Cardin93514FranceUnknown

Credits

  • Liner NotesPaul Oliver

Notes

Comes in a laminated gatefold sleeve with blue stapled-in 4-page information and lyric booklet.
A1 to A4 recorded September 7, 1929 - Richmond, Ind.
A5 & A6 recorded February 1930 - Grafton, Wis.
A7 & A8 recorded August 1930 - Grafton, Wis.
B1 to B8 recorded September 22, 1932 - Richmond, Ind.

A1 & A2 attributed to "Roosevelt Sykes (under pseudonym Dobby Bragg)", while the other two songs originally featuring an artist named Dobby Bragg [A7 & A8] …"may be Roosevelt Sykes, but [it] sounds more like Wesley Wallace". (Paul Oliver)

A2 features "probably Edith Johnson, talking".

Made and sold by Fontana Records under rights from Interdisc S. A. (Made in Holland)

Companies

  • Manufactured By – Fontana Records
  • Marketed By – Fontana Records