Odetta

BY J Poet

Odetta’s booming, soulful voice and powerful guitar playing made her one of the most influential performers of the 60s folk revival. Her interest in African American folk music, including the pre-blues songs of the South, blues, ragtime, spirituals and jazz led her to start collecting and documenting songs, making her an impressive ameateur folklorist. She was one of the first performers to embrace the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, helping to inspire several generations of activists and singers including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman.

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City Of Origin:
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genre:
Blues, Gospel & Christian, Gospel, Old-Time Gospel, Folk, Traditional Folk, Classic Folk
Birthdate:
12/31/1930
Death date:
12/02/2008
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Tracks

Gallows Tree

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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Lowlands

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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The Fox

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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Maybe She Go

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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Midnight Special

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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Deep River

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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Chilly Winds

Giants of the Folk Tradition
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