Well there isn’t much more to say other than this. If you can’t dig Odetta, I don’t want to know you. 🙂
Basically Odetta has one of the most gorgeous and empowered voices of the past hundred years. It is truly that simple. She’s a queen of music.
Odetta Holmes who passed away in 2008 was one of the most influential musicians of the late 50’s and 60’s (her influence carried well past though) and was a part of the folk revival then. Her style is blues and Southern spiritual. The combination of her style makes for stunning music that hits a nerve everytime you hear her belt gorgeous words.
What’s not to love about hearing some of the hauntingly powerful music of Odetta on a gorgeous Friday?
“If only one could be sure that every 50 years a voice and a soul like Odetta’s would come along, the centuries would pass so quickly and painlessly we would hardly recognize time” – Maya Angelou
Dig on this number. You won’t regret it if you haven’t heard her.