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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The Blues Collection - Roosevelt Sykes
After a gap of nearly a year today sees a further instalment of the Blues Collection.
This is primarily because I picked up three from the series for a pound in Missing Records taking the total on the shelves to 53 out of 90. Getting there slowly.
Today's offering is "44" Blues by pianist Roosevelt Sykes who was also known as The Honeydripper.
Born in Arkansas in 1906 he was spotted by a talent scout and travelled to New York in 1929 to record for Okeh Records with 44 Blues being his first release .
He moved first to Chicago and then onto New Orleans where he continued to play and record until the 70s dying of a heart attack in 1983 aged 77
Two more in the tank for you to look forward to.
Roosevelt Sykes - "44" Blues
Roosevelt Sykes -Poor Boy Blues