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Roosevelt Sykes (1906–1983)

Roosevelt Sykes was a prolific blues pianist with a lot of mix between ragtime and blues. He was a great entertainer almost always with a cigar in his mouth. He got to cut a record under the Okeh label around 1929. "44 Blues" became a hit and he moved to Chicago and started a band and played frequently during the thirties and forties. He left ... See full bio »

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Denise Calls Up
Denise Calls Up Soundtrack
Good Hair
Good Hair Soundtrack
Shindig! Soundtrack
Blues Under the Skin


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 2017 Last Flag Flying (writer: "Drivin' Wheel")
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (performer: "Hey Big Momma")
 2016 Manchester by the Sea (writer: "Driving Wheel")
 2015 Mississippi Grind (performer: "Hangover") / (writer: "Hangover")
 2009 Good Hair (Documentary) (performer: "Hangover") / (writer: "Hangover")
 1995 Denise Calls Up (performer: "I Hate To Be Alone") / (writer: "I Hate To Be Alone")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.42 (1965) ... (writer: "Night Time Is the Right Time")
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- Who's That Comin'?: Blues (1977) ... Himself
 1973 Blues Under the Skin (Documentary)
 1966 Nothing But the Blues (TV Movie)
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 2000 Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues (Documentary)
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary)
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Album: "Roosevelt Sykes Sings the Blues" (Crown Records). See more »

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