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Roosevelt Sykes

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by Roosevelt Sykes

Biography

31 January 1906, Elmar, Arkansas, USA, d. 17 July 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Sykes learned piano at the age of 12 and by the early 20s was playing in local barrelhouses. He moved to St. Louis in 1928 and his first recordings for OKeh Records and Victor Records were made from 1929-31. During the 30s, Sykes recorded for Decca Records and acted as a talent scout for the label. Among his most popular compositions were ‘Night Time Is The Right Time’ and ‘The... Read more

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blues
piano
20s
male vocalists
rhythm n blues
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