Delmark DD 773 $11.99
In an extraordinary recording career that spanned six decades, pianist
Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1983) proved himself to be among the most original
of bluesmen. Sykes' music was a natural blend of blues, jazz and R&B
performed with invigorating personality. On CD for the first time, these
sessions were recorded in 1950-51 and issued on Regal 78s. Sykes is accompanied
by drummer Jump Jackson and on a few tracks by J.T. Brown, tenor sax and
probably Ransom Knowling, bass. Special guest St. Louis Jimmy appears
on tracks cut in the early '60s for Delmark. Also available: Hard Drivin'
Blues (Delmark 607); Feel Like Blowing My Horn (Delmark 632);
Raining In My Heart (Delmark 642). 038153077327
| SYKES, ROOSEVELT / Chicago Boogie -CD *Delmark
Blues CD Delmark DD773.
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