Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ODETTA 1930-2008

Another great voice of our times, often referred to as the "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement" is stilled with the passing of the legendary Odetta. Older baby boomers will remember her for her stirring folk songs that influenced all the early balladeers like Dylan and Baez, and for giving voice to black American folk, blues, and spirituals. In her later career, she broadened her repertoire to include jazz stylings, and some acting.

Photo from WIkimedia Commons
Video by YT member shariksharik

1 comment:

TomC said...

A fine tribute. Thanks Deborah Godin.