Roosevelt Sykes – Raining In My Heart
Delmark DE 642 – [United Series]
Compact Disc (1987)
Roosevelt Sykes was a primary creator of the modern blues piano style, a tremendous singer/songwriter and master entertainer. Sykes recorded his first record, “44 Blues”, for Okeh in 1929. Its success elevated Sykes’ popularity and he recorded continuously until 1954, once by four different record companies under four different names. Sykes is also best remembered for his songs “Nighttime Is The Right Time” and “Driving Wheel”. Raining In My Heart is the first album to contain all the songs Sykes recorded for the United label.