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Roosevelt Sykes’ birthday

Roosevelt Sykes’ birthday

Roosevelt Sykes’ birthday


Originally shared by All About Blues Music

Nicknamed ‘The Honeydripper’ from his biggest record, pianist Roosevelt Sykes was born on January 31st 1906.

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Roosevelt was one of the most important piano Blues innovators in St. Louis, sounding more urbane, jazzy and ‘modern’ that his contemporaries, but when he started making records in Chicago, he became a star.

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