(1951-53 'United') (57:08/20) Einer der einflußreichsten Bluespianisten, der '29 mit '44 Blues' seinen ersten kleinen Hit landen konnte. Wunderbares Album mit vielen unveröffentlichten bzw. zuletzt als 78er veröffentlichten Titeln / 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.