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Born: Dec 31, 1930 in Birmingham, AL
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Died: Dec 2, 2008 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues, Folk
Biography: One of the strongest voices in the folk revival and the civil rights movement, Odetta was born on New Year's Eve 1930 in Birmingham, AL. By the time she was six years old, she had moved with her younger sister and mother to Los Angeles. She showed a keen interest in music from the time she was a child, ...Read full biography
Blues Everywhere I Go
Released: 1999
Label: IODA
Critics' Rating:
This is Odetta's first studio release in over a decade, but time doesn't appear to have affected her interpretive skills or the range and quality of her voice, which remains one of the most remarkable ...Read full review
Odetta Sings Dylan
Released: 1965
Label: Bmg Camden
Critics' Rating:
From 1965, Odetta Sings Dylan was one of the first albums entirely devoted to Bob Dylan interpretations, and one of the best. In part that's because the concept was still actually fresh then; in fact, ...Read full review
More Odetta albums: Main Albums (33), Compilations (20)
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