Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Roosevelt Sykes Vol 8 1945 - 1947

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Roosevelt Sykes

01 - I wonder
02 - Tender hearted woman
03 - This tavern boogie
04 - Don`t push me around
05 - Little Sam
06 - Anytime is the right time
07 - The Honeydripper
08 - Date bait
09 - High price blues
10 - Peeping Tom
11 - That`s my gal
12 - Tonight
13 - Living in a different world
14 - Sunny road
15 - Her little machine
16 - Flames of jive
17 - Sneakin` and dodgin`
18 - Bop de bip
19 - Bobby sox blues
20 - Kilroy`s in town
21 - Bvd blues
22 - I`m her honeydripper
23 - Mama, mama
24 - Walkin` and drinkin`

Volume eight in the complete recordings of Roosevelt Sykes as reissued by Document covers his Victor/Bluebird output from 1945 through October 1947. During this portion of his lengthy career, Sykes brought in some of Chicago's toughest sessionmen, including a brace of horn players who fortified the texture of his act and summoned a jazz element that blended well with his steadily ripening approach to blues and boogie-woogie. Sykes' saxophonists on this collection have been identified as J.T. Brown, Bill Casimir, Calmes Julian, Oett "Sax" Mallard, Martin Rough, and Leon Washington. He also used trumpeters Lucius Henderson and Johnny Morton, as well as a clarinetist by the name of Johnny Walker, and quite an assortment of guitarists, bassists, and drummers. Sykes, who made his first recordings in 1929 and continued to perform until shortly before his death in 1983, was most often heard as soloist or leader of small rhythm combos. That makes his bristly post-war sessions all the more intriguing, as wind instruments add extra layers to his already substantial weave of visceral vocals and double-fisted piano. – arwulf arwulf.

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