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Roosevelt Sykes (January 31, 1906, Elmar, Arkansas – July 17, 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana) was an American blues musician, also known as "The Honeydripper". He was a successful and prolific cigar-chomping blues piano player, whose rollicking thundering boogie-woogie was highly influential.

Sykes had a long career spanning the pre-war and postwar eras. His pounding piano boogies and risqué lyrics characterize his contributions to the blues. He was responsible for influential blues songs such as "44 Blues", "Driving Wheel", and "Night Time… read more

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  • Avatar for Forteski
    American Folk Blues Festival group:
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  • Avatar for Pentangla
    <3 !!
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  • Avatar for FyoMiDos
    starke musik!
  • Avatar for bernarducs
    if you are a piano blues lover, you must look for the ten discs called "Recorded In Chronological Order - 1929-1957".
  • Avatar for Druid66
    I love that careening boogie-woogie stuff he does.
  • Avatar for Afuera
    awesome music
  • Avatar for badlovemojo13
    yes, play that thing baby! smack those piano keys,like you do..

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