Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics

Lyrics to Roosevelt Sykes

Roosevelt Sykes (, 1906 in Elmar, Arkansas – , 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was an American blues musician also known as "The Honeydripper". He was a successful and prolific cigar-chomping blues piano player whose rollicking thundering boogie was highly influential. Career Sykes grew up near Helena, Arkansas but at age 15, went on the road playing piano with a barrelhouse style of blues. Like many bluesmen of his time, he travelled around playing to all-male audiences in sawmill,...Read more »