Friday, April 15, 2016

Keith Sykes



*1948
2nd version
By Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli
SESSIONS
1969 New York City – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt], Vinnie Bell [el gt],, Buz Warmkessel [el gt], Joe Mack [el gt], Garry White [el gt], Al Rogers [drums], David Friedman [vibes], Don Brooks [harmonica]. Producer: Jack Lothrop)
001 A VERY SHORT TIME VSD-6548
002 YOU WERE GOING CRAZY VSD-6548
003 GYPSY VSD-6548
004 ANYTHING ELSE VSD-6548
005 WIND VSD-6548
006 ORDINARY DAY VSD-6548
007 RICH WAYFARING STRANGER VSD-6548
008 EDGAR WAS A WORM VSD-6548
009 SAD SONG VSD-6548
010 GIFTS VSD-6548
011 FIRELFY VSD-6548
1970 New York City – Keith Sykes
012 TELL ME ABOUT COLLEGE Vanguard VSD-6574
013 MABEL AND HENRY Vanguard VSD-6574
014 PIPELINE WEEDER Vanguard VSD-6574
015 THE DIAMONDS Vanguard VSD-6574
016 KENTUCKY LAKE Vanguard VSD-6574
017 1,2,3 Vanguard VSD-6574
018 COUNTRY MORNING MUSIC Vanguard VSD-6574
019 ABOUT HER EYES Vanguard VSD-6574
020 DADDY RAISED HELL Vanguard VSD-6574
021 WHO LIKES A STORM Vanguard VSD-6574
022 TRUCK DRIVER BLUES Vanguard VSD-6574
023 LIKE A CANDLE Vanguard VSD-6574
May 1975 New York City – Keith Sykes
024 75NY-6916 RAININ' (IN MY SOUL) MGM M 14811
025 75NY-6917 GREYHOUND MGM M 14811
1977 Shoe Productions, Memphis, TN/Kendun Recording, Burbank, CA – Keith Sykes
026 SOONER OR LATER Midland Int BKL1-2246
027 JUST AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Midland Int BKL1-2246
028 ALL I WANTED Midland Int BKL1-2246
029 THEY TAKE IT Midland Int BKL1-2246
030 THE COAST OF MARSEILLES Midland Int BKL1-2246
031 I FEEL SO GOOD Midland Int BKL1-2246
032 SOUNDS LIKE A HIT Midland Int BKL1-2246
033 WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT HER Midland Int BKL1-2246
034 CALL IT LOVE Midland Int BKL1-2246
035 THE LAST LINE Midland Int BKL1-2246
1979 Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/ld gt/rh gt], Mike Crews [gt/bck vcl], Joe Hardy [bass/bck vcl], Mike Brignardello [bass/percussion/bck vcl], John Hampton [drums/percussion/ bck vcl]. Producer: Jerene Sykes)
036 B.I.G. T.I.M.E. MCA-51051/MRC-928
037 MC-10877E* LOVE TO RIDE MRC-928 [ed.] MCA-51028*
038 WHEN MY WORK'S DONE MRC-928
039 AIN'T THAT SOME LOVING MRC-928
040 928 MRC-928
041 I'M ON A ROLL MRC-928
042 IF YOU SAID LOVE MRC-928
043 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE MRC-928
044 MOCKINGBIRD MRC-928
045 I'M NOT STRANGE (I'M JUST LIKE YOU) MCA-51028/MRC-928
046 MC 10666 MAKIN‘ IT BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED Backstreet MCA-51051/MRC 928
1981 Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Producer: Jenere Sykes)
047 HANGIN' AROUND Backstreet BSR-5277
048 DON'T GO AWAY Backstreet BSR-5277
049 MC-12529R* IN BETWEEN LIES Backstreet BSR-5277 [remix*: BSR 52022]
050 IN MY HIDEAWAY Backstreet BSR-5277
051 LOVE SHINES BRIGHT Backstreet BSR-5277
052 SECRET LIFE Backstreet BSR-5277
053 TELL ME WHEN IT'S OVER Backstreet BSR-5277
054 IT DON'T HURT TO FLIRT Backstreet BSR-5277
055 I COULDN'T LOVE YOU BETTER Backstreet BSR-5277
056 BUYING A HOUSE (NO, NO, NO, NO, NO) Backstreet BSR-5277
057 LET'S DRINK, LET'S DANCE, LET'S ROCK Backstreet BSR-52022/BSR-5277
1983 Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt], Dave Cochran  [bass], Terry Manning [drums/Moog], Mickey Raphael [harmonica], Mike Crews, Jimmy Griffen [bck vcl])
058 YOUR BABY LOOKS GOOD MRC-930
059 IT’S OVER MRC-930
060 LANDLORD WANTS THE RENT MRC-930
061 LET’S GO MRC-930
062 BACHELOR BLUES MRC-930
063 TOO CLOSE ON THE FIRST DATE MRC-930
064 TRASH MRC-930
065 WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES MRC-930
066 TURNING 19 MRC-930
1984 prob. Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes
067 SAY I MRC-931
068 THINK ABOUT LOVE MRC-931
069 HELLO MEMPHIS MRC-931
070 DO YOU WANT TO GO HOME, RUBEN? MRC-931
071 FUN ROCKIN’ MRC-931
072 DIDN’T I LOVE TO MRC-931
073 SHE’S MY GIRL MRC-931
074 YOU DON’T SAY MRC-931 TALL AND LEAN MRC-931
075 GLOWING IN THE DARK MRC-931
1992 Kiva Recording Studio, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt], Jack Holder [gt/synthesizer/bck vcl], Tommy Burroughs [fiddle], Mickey Raphael [harmonica], Rick Steff [accordion], Gary Allen [bck vcl])
076 TRAIN TO DIXIE Oh boy 010
077 I WAS RIGHT ABOUT YOU Oh boy 010
078 ME CASA SU CASA Oh boy 010
079 BACK IN THE 60'S Oh boy 010
080 LETTING GO Oh boy 010
091 I WANNA GO TO THE ISLANDS Oh boy 010
092 GOODBYE FOR REAL Oh boy 010
093 BUZZIN' FLY Oh boy 010
094 YOUR LOVE Oh boy 010
095 I LOVE FOOTBALL Oh boy 010
1998 Woodshed Recording Studio, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt/chimes], Danny Flowers [slide gt], Greg Morrow [drums/percussion], Robert Hall [drums], Earl Randle [el piano], Rusty McFarland [trombone], Tommy Burroughs [bck vcl])
096 ADVANCED MEDICATION FOR THE BLUES Syren SW 1964
097 I KNOW AN ANGEL Syren SW 1964
098 FLYIN' LOW Syren SW 1964
099 WHOLE 9 YARDS Syren SW 1964
100 ONE WORLD Syren SW 1964
101 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVE Syren SW 1964
102 BABY PLEASE (ALL THE SHRIMP IN NEW ORLEANS) Syren SW 1964
103 HARD ENOUGH Syren SW 1964
104 ONE UP, ONE DOWN Syren SW 1964
105 THOSE WERE THE DAYS Syren SW 1964
106 BETTER THAN A HUSBAND Syren SW 1964
107 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU Syren SW 1964
108 THE FIREPLACE Syren SW 1964
1999 or sooner poss. Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes
110 YOU GOT GOLD Syren 211966
SYREN 211966 SONGWRITERS ON BEALE STREET (1999)
2001 poss. Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes
111 COUNTRY MORNING MUSIC Syren 84659
112 SALLY GOT JACK Syren 84659
113 EVERYBODY WANTS TO FEEL LIKE YOU Syren 84659
114 LAVENDER BLUE Syren 84659
115 BROKEN HOMES Syren 84659
116 TALKING TO A STRANGER Syren 84659
117 CHAIN Syren 84659
118 BROKE DOWN ENGINE Syren 84659
119 IT'S JUST YOU Syren 84659
120 SHE LOVES TO RIDE HORSES Syren 84659
121 SHE WILL Syren 84659
122 WHY DO YOU TREAT HIM LIKE THAT Syren 84659
123 SWEET EMILY Syren 84659
124 DON'T COUNT US OUT Syren 84659
2004 Woodshed Recording Studio, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt/harmonica/maracas/tambourine], Eric Lewis [gt/slide gt/lap steel/mandolin/bass instrument/bck vcl], John Inmon [el gt], Dave Cochran [bass instrument/bck vcl], Dave Smith [bass instrument], Kurt Ruleman [drums/bck vcl], Zack Taylor [drums], Ross Rice [piano/Hammond b-3 organ/bck vcl], Rebecca Evans Russell, Jeff Powell, Jimmy Davis , Reba Russell, Kelly Mickwee, Jed Zimmerman [bck vcl])
125 SAILOR'S PRAYER Madjack 022
126 BABY TOOK A LIMO TO MEMPHIS Madjack 022
127 IT DON'T MATTER Madjack 022
128 MONKEY RIVER TOWN GIRL Madjack 022
129 ALL I KNOW Madjack 022
130 A NIGHT OUT IN PARIS Madjack 022
131 A LONG MONDAY Madjack 022
132 HARD LUCK AND OLD DOGS Madjack 022
133 THAT OL' SONGWRITER Madjack 022
134 THE DEVIL IS IN THE COURTYARD Madjack 022
135 TAKE ME TAKE ME Madjack 022
136 EXPLANATION OF KEITH SYKES IS SORRY Madjack 022
137 KEITH SYKES IS SORRY Madjack 022
138 ONCE AROUND SHREVEPORT Madjack 022
139 A NIGHT OUT IN PARIS Madjack 022
2006 Woodshed Recording Studio, Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes (Keith Sykes [vcl/gt/harmonica/percussion], Kurt Ruleman [drums/tambourine], Al Gamble [piano/organ], Jackie Johnson, Susan Marshall [bck vcl])
140 MIDNIGHT IN TUPELO Fat Pete 4050005
141 LET IT ROLL Fat Pete 4050005
142 OLD ROCK N ROLLER Fat Pete 4050005
143 WAKE UP SLEEPY HEAD Fat Pete 4050005
144 PEGGY SUE Fat Pete 4050005
145 THAT'S THE WAY YOU DO IT Fat Pete 4050005
146 TEARING THE HOUSE DOWN Fat Pete 4050005
147 WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR Fat Pete 4050005
148 PICTURES Fat Pete 4050005
149 IT JUST DON'T GET NO BETTER THAN THIS Fat Pete 4050005
150 YOU CAN'T LIE ABOUT LOVE Fat Pete 4050005
151 YOU BETTER BE READY TO DANCE Fat Pete 4050005
2011 poss. Memphis, TN – Keith Sykes
152 CAPT. PETE'S BLUES CRUISE
153 TEXAS BLUES
154 HOT FED EX MAN
155 BUCKSNORT BLUES
156 UNKIND BLUES
157 CITY OF GOOD ABODE
158 I GOT THAT GOING FOR ME
159 TROUBLE WOMAN
160 CALIFORNIA COASTLINE (AT LEAST FOR A WHILE)
161 TONIGHT IT'S JUST ME AND THE BLUE
Tracks above issued on album Bucksnort Blues


ALBUMS
Vanguard VSD-6548 Keith Sykes:
A Very Short Time; You Were Going Crazy; Gypsy; Anything Else; Wind; Ordinary Day; Rich Wayfaring Stranger; Edgar Was A Worm; Sad Song; Gifts; Firelfy - 69
Vanguard VSD-6574 1-2-3: Tell Me About College; Mabel And Henry; Pipeline Weeder; The Diamonds; Kentucky Lake; 1,2,3; Country Morning Music; About Her Eyes; Daddy Raised Hell; Who Likes A Storm; Truck Driver Blues; Like A Candle - 71
Midland International BKL1-2246 The Way That I Feel: Sooner Or Later; Just As Long As You Love Me; All I Wanted; They Take It; The Coast Of Marseilles; I Feel So Good; Sounds Like A Hit; What’s Different About Her; Call It Love; The Last Line.- 77
Memphis Recording Co. MRC-928 I’m Not Strange, I’m Just Like You: B.I.G. T.I.M.E.; Love To Ride; Smack Dab In The Middle; Ain't That Some Loving; 928;  I'm On A Roll; Maybe I’m A Mockingbird;  Making it Before They Got Married; When My Work's Done; I'm Not Strange (I'm Just Like You) – 79 (reissued on MCA 3265 in 1980)
Backstreet BSR-5277 It Don’t Hurt To Flirt: Hangin' Around; Don't Go Away; In Between Lies; In My Hideaway; Love Shines Bright; Secret Life; Tell Me When It's Over; It Don't Hurt to Flirt; I Couldn't Love You Better; Buying a House (No, No, No, No, No); Let's Drink, Let's Dance, Let's Rock – 18-12-81 (MX MCA-2883/4)
Memphis Recording Co. MRC-930 Play X Play: Your Baby Looks Good; It’s Over; Landlord Wants The Rent; Let’s Go; Bachelor Blues; Too Close On The First Date; Trash; When I Close My Eyes; Turning 19.- 83
Memphis Recording Co. MRC-931 Fun Rockin’: Say I; Think About Love; Hello Memphis; Do You Want To Go Home, Ruben?; Fun Rockin’; Didn’t I Love To; She’s My Girl; You Don’t Say; Tall And Lean; Glowing In The Dark - 84
Oh Boy OBR 010 It’s About Time: Train to Dixie; I Was Right About You; Me Casa Su Casa; Back in the 60's; Letting Go; I Wanna Go to the Islands; Goodbye for Real; Buzzin' Fly; Your Love; I Love Football - 92
Syren SW 1964CD Advanced Medication For The Blues: Advanced Medication for the Blues; I Know an Angel; Flyin' Low; Whole 9 Yards; One World; Give Me All Your Love; Baby Please (All the Shrimp in New Orleans); Hard Enough; One Up, One Down; Those Were The Days; Better Than a Husband; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You; The Fireplace – 26-06-98
Syren 84659 Don't Count Us Out: Country Morning Music; Sally Got Jack; Everybody Wants To Feel Like You; Lavender Blue; Broken Homes; Talking To A Stranger; Chain; Broke Down Engine; It's Just You; She Loves To Ride Horses; She Will; Why Do You Treat HIm Like That; Sweet Emily; Don't Count Us Out – 08-01
Madjack 022 All I Know: Sailor's Prayer; Baby Took a Limo To Memphis; It Don't Matter; Monkey River Town Girl; All I Know; A Night Out in Paris; A Long Monday; Hard Luck and Old Dogs; That Ol' Songwriter; The Devil Is in the Courtyard; Take Me Take Me; Explanation of Keith Sykes is Sorry; Keith Sykes is Sorry; Once Around Shreveport; A Night Out in Paris – 19-10-04
Fat Pete FPR 4050005 Let It Roll: Midnight in Tupelo; Let It Roll; Old Rock N Roller; Wake Up Sleepy Head; Peggy Sue; That's the Way You Do It; Tearing the House Down; What Are We Waiting For; Pictures; It Just Don't Get No Better Than This; You Can't Lie About Love; You Better Be Ready to Dance – 17-10-06
Keith Sykes ? Bucksnort Blues: Capt. Pete's Blues Cruise; Texas Blues; Hot Fed Ex Man; Bucksnort Blues; Unkind Blues; City of Good Abode; I Got That Going for Me; Trouble Woman; California Coastline (At Least for a While); Tonight It's Just Me and the Blue - 30-08-11


SINGLES
MGM (1975)
M 14811 Greyhound / Rainin' (In My Soul) – 06-75
Midland Int. (1977)
PB-10978 Just As Long As You Love Me / ? - 77
Backstreet
MCA-51028 Love To Ride / I’m Not Strange – 10-11-80
MCA-51051 Makin‘ It Before They Got Married / Big Time - 81
BSR-52022 In Between The Lies / Let’s Drink, Let’s Dance, Let’s Rock – 03-82 (rev. March 13)

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