Sunday, September 9, 2012

Roosevelt Sykes - Sings The Blues

The music is slow piano-based blues with a slight New Orleans twist on some of the tracks - a sort of harder version of Fats Domino. All songs are Sykes originals, while 2, 3 and 6 to 10 are originals co-written with JOE JOSEA - who also did the liner notes on the Crown rear sleeve. It doesn't say who played the excellent guitar work on "Gone With The Wind", "Out On A Limb" and especially "Casual Friend" - but it's all good.

The band for the album consisted of:
ROOSEVELT "The Honeydripper" SYKES on Piano
OETT "Sax" MALLARD on Saxophone
WILLIE DIXON on Upright Bass
ARMAND "Jump" JACKSON on Drums

This a rip of the 1967 UK release on Ember  with liner notes from Mike Raven. Originaly released in 1962 on Crown. It's also been released on CD by Ace.



Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

the guitatist was "Lee Jackson".

thanks, for the tunes.


Anonymous said...

There is also the guitar of lee Jackson, one of the most underrated Chicago blues guitarist. Lee waxed a couple of 45s (Juanita for Cobra is the best known), recorded a LP for Bluesway and briefly toured Europe with Willie Dixon in 1970, recording once again a couple of sides (AFBF 1970) in Germany

Baron said...

Thanks for this Sykes lp ... Baron

mondal said...

Thanks, for the tunes.

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