The Honeydripper




All in all, this set conveys the image of the upright piano in the back of a saloon or whorehouse parlour., places that spawned the blues in its earliest and most intense incarnations., here played by a man whose life and very being was this music. Roosevelt Sykes, bluesmaster extraordinaire, is well served by this CD of musical gems served up in mid-career.

Roosevelt Sykes, piano and vocal

Recorded October 23, 1966

Big Ben
Boot That Thing
Springfield Blues
Henry Ford Blues
I’m A Dangerous Man
True Thing
You Understand
Whole Lot Of children
The Last Laugh
Gold Mine
44 Blues
Sugar cup
You Deceived Me
Crow Hopping Blues
The Way I Feel
Under-eyes Woman
Hours Call
No Money _Down
Baby Child

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