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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Piano Blues, July 28, 2008
This review is from: Honeydripper (Audio CD)
This is a perfect piano Blues album, featuring the talents of the great Roosevelt Sykes. There is not a weak song on this album. "Yes, Lawd", "Miss Ida B." and "Mislead Mother" are particularly enjoyable. To me, Sykes was better than all the rest; Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd, etc. Do yourself a favor and pick this disc up!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another heavy hitter!, July 26, 2012
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"The Honeydripper" was Roosevelt Sykes' nickname and a fitting name for this wonderful album. Things open on a high note with 'Miss Ida B.' There are a few heavy tunes like 'I Hate To Be Alone' and 'Mislead Mother' which explores marital infidelity. Things lighten up with 'Jailbait' and 'Satellite Baby.' Ya gotta love an ol' Blues song based around Sputnik. 'Yes, Lawd' is a slow Blues instrumental that invites the guys to open up and improvise. Sykes' handy work is as good as ever. In 'She Ain't For Nobody' and throughout "the Honeydripper," Robert Banks' organ work shines. One of the greatest and perhaps least appreciated aspects of this album is that it features King Curtis on sax. Infused with Soul and R&B, this 1960 Blues release has that great vintage sound. The recording fits in well with similar efforts like "the Return of Roosevelt Sykes" and "Feel Like Blowing My Horn." Listen to "the Honeydripper" and celebrate the power and glory that is the music of Roosevelt Sykes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish I could have been at the party, December 6, 2013
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D. Cowlin (Indianapolis, IN) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Original Honeydripper (Audio CD)
Great fun, great sound. Sounds like a party ... wish I could have been invited! Based on this cd, I'm looking further into Mr Sykes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic, August 18, 2007
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Mike Rivers (Brooklyn, NY United States) - See all my reviews
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Fantastic blues. Seminal. Good recording, modern fidelity (a lot of the great classics have poor tonal range.)
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Honeydripper by Roosevelt Sykes (Audio CD - 1993)
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