(1951-53 'United') (57:08/20) He was a very influential piano player, one of the first 'modern' players. This great set includes a lot of tracks that have been unavailable since their 78 issue, and a few songs heard for the first time.
Roosevelt Sykes was a primary creator of the modern blues piano style, a tremendous
singer/songwriter and master entertainer. Sykes recorded his first rercord,
"44 Blues", for Okeh in 1929. Its success elevated Sykes' popularity and he
recorded continuously until 1954, once by four different record companies
under four different names. Sykes is also best remembered for his songs "Nighttime
Is The Right Time" and "Driving Wheel". Raining In My Heart is the
first album to contain all the songs Sykes recorded for the United label.
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