Odetta – The Tin Angel (1954)

diciembre 7, 2008 at 11:27 pm (Odetta)

Y más aportes de nuestro amigo David. Thanks

“The last of Odetta that I have. This album was her debut recording .”

01 – John Henry
02 – Old Cotton Fields At Home
03 – The Frozen Logger
04 – Run, Come See Jerusalem
05 – Old Blue
06 – Water Boy
07 – Santy Ana
08 – I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago – The Biggest Thing
09 – The Car-Car Song
10 – No More Cane On The Brazos
11 – Pay Day At Coal Creek
12 – I’ve Been ‘Buked And I’ve Been Scorned
13 – Rock Island Line
14 – Another Man Don’ Gone
15 – Children Go Where I Send Thee
16 – I Know Where I’m Going
17 – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
18 – Timber
19 – Wade In The Waters

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Odetta – Odetta Sings (1970)

diciembre 7, 2008 at 11:20 pm (Odetta)

Y más aportes de David. Gracias

AMG REVIEW: When Bob Dylan released Street Legal using horns, choirs, and hordes of session musicians, the result gave an idea of how tired he was, and Odetta Sings seems to be the result of similar situation, including tiredness and lack of new ideas. Most of the tracks are covers, the original artists ranging from Elton John to James Taylor, made into R&B. The band is as distinguished as can be expected, including Merry Clayton on vocals, and, at times, the groove and the gospel feeling gives a hint of the Staple Singers, but often it sounds just like the slightly pompous soulified pop that would haunt arena concerts throughout the ’70s when the artists of the previous decade ran out of creativity. And it is uncertain if it’s merit that Odetta took on this style before it became really popular. Only two songs are written by Odetta herself, “Hit or Miss” and “Movin’ It On,” which is a shame since they are by far the best tracks of the album. Odetta’s deep, dark, warm voice distinguishes her from most soul singers, and these two songs give an idea of what it could have sounded like had she decided to release a real soul album — an album without one single Paul McCartney song.
~ Lars Lovén

1. Take Me to the Pilot (John/Taupin) – 2:53
2. Mama Told Me Not to Come (Newman) – 2:53
3. Every Night (McCartney) – 3:02
4. Hit or Miss (Gordon) – 2:52
5. Give a Damn (Dorough/Scharf) – 3:08
6. My God and I (Buckly Wilkin) – 4:28
7. Lo and Behold (Taylor) – 2:58
8. Bless the Children (Cooper) – 2:24
9. No Expectations (Jagger/Richards) – 3:25
10. Movin’ It On (Gordon) – 2:32

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Odetta – Odetta Sings Ballads And Blues (1956)

diciembre 7, 2008 at 11:15 pm (Odetta)

Otro aporte de David. Thanks

Here’s a review written by my friend Sasha in Croatia:

” Just heard that great Odetta passed away (not long after Miriam Makeba) and was saddened & re-visited her classic album that influenced 1960s folk wave.Considering that today we think about “folkies” as meancholic (or rebelious at their best) troubadours,it comes as great surprise to hear passionate and firesome Odetta who inspired all of them – nothing like “pretty” Joan Baez or talk-singing Bob Dylan (who idolised her both),this woman was powerful-voiced force of nature more similar to Mahalia Jackson or Bessie Smith and true,she did both gospel and blues as well as her folk material – she often called herself musical historian.

When you think of music recorded during 1950s with big orchestration,violins and angelic backing choruses,this ultra-spare album of traditional folk ballads appears completely fresh and original.There are songs about religion,hope,slavery (chilling “Another man done gone”),love and even funny West-Indian “Shame and Scandal” – there was no emotion this woman was not capable of in her music and through everything she comes across more like empress than folkie troubadours we are accustomed to.

Dark beauty of her strong voice can perhaps be compared to Joan Armatrading althought latter never had such passion – when Odetta goes marching,she is unstoppable.To my knowledge she was always very active in civil right movement and often performed with biggest stars she actually influenced.

There are many Odetta’s albums around – I particulary love her tribute to 1920s blues singers called Odetta and the Blues but even later,more recent work like Blues Everywhere I Go is very good.

For beginner,this is the best place to be introduced to this majestic singer. “

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Odetta – My Eyes Have Seen

diciembre 7, 2008 at 3:44 am (Odetta)


Thanks, David USA.

Tracks:
1. Poor Little Jesus
2. Bald Headed Woman
3. Motherless Children
4. I Know Where I’m Going
5. The Foggy Dew
6. I’ve Been Driving On Bald Mountain/Water Boy
7. Ox-Driver Song
8. Down On Me
9. Saro Jane
10. Three Pigs
11. No More Cane On The Brazos
12. Jumpin’ Judy
13. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

(some sites list this as a 1959 release)

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Odetta – Odetta Sings Folk Songs

diciembre 7, 2008 at 3:41 am (Odetta)


Thanks, David USA.

Tracks:
1. 900 Miles
2. Blowin’ In The Wind
3. Maybe She Go
4. I Never Will Marry
5. Yes I See
6. Why’n Oh Why
7. Shenandoah
8. The Golden Vanity
9. Roberta
10. Anthem Of The Rainbow
11. All My Trials
12. This Little Light Of Mine

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Odetta – Christmas Spirituals

diciembre 5, 2008 at 11:45 pm (Navidad, Odetta)

Y este es un aporte de David. Thanks David

01 – Rise Up, Sheperd, And Follow
02 – What Month Was Jesus Born In
03 – Mary Had A Baby
04 – Somebody Talking ‘Bout Jesus
05 – Virgin Mary Had One Son
06 – Go Tell It On The Mountain
07 – Shout For Joy
08 – Poor Little Jesus
09 – O Jerusalem
10 – If Anybody Asks You
11 – Ain’t That A-Rockin’
12 – Beautiful Star
13 – Children, Go Where I Send Thee

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