Roosevelt Sykes

Hush Oh Hush / Crazy Fox

Imperial : X5367 D J

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  • Artist: Roosevelt Sykes
  • A Side: Hush Oh Hush
  • B Side: Crazy Fox
  • Label: Imperial
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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The Godfather of European R&B DJ's , Mr. Ted Couldstone dropped this wicked tune "Hush Oh Hush " before lockdown in Manchester 2020, blasting off another of his remarkable sets of meaty R&B dance choices. This one being a particularly addictive New Orleans wailer that would have had them jumping of their seats.

Compelling repetitive guitar picking that creeps under your skin, and the addiction to this tune begins. With Roosevelt's hammered piano notes support, adding rhythmic invites you to move, to his long seasoned throaty snarls, as Roosevelt peppers the session with his keyboard expertise. Real-deal hard to acquire R&B dance in spectacular near perfect condition.

The flipside "Crazy Fox" makes two from the pen of the fabled NOLA lyricist Pearl King. This time Roosevelt belts out a foot-tapping R&B stroller riddled with urgent guitar mastery, rolling drums and again enhanced by that total control of the piano as he simultaneously purrs away, emitting his Lion-esque Southern drawl.

Two prodigious examples of New Orleans street Blues, from 1956 in inconceivable condition, we won't be witnessing again, any time soon..

Condition Report

Two perfect promo labels, most likely previously unplayed vinyl, housed in it's authentic birth-sleeve. Dream condition indeed!

A Side

  • Title: Hush Oh Hush

    B Side

  • Title: Crazy Fox
  • Year: 1956
  • City: New Orleans, La