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Lucimoore  (Level: 193.8 - Posts: 1736)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 1:47 PM


NEW YORK (AP) -- Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77.

Fly away beautiful lady, 'cause as you sang, "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down."

Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 1:58 PM

Wonderful voice!

Caramel1  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 21612)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 2:06 PM

In my younger days her songs were at the top of my list of favorites. Haven't thought about her for years now-thanks for the post-Linda

Lucimoore  (Level: 193.8 - Posts: 1736)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 2:38 PM

Linda, I think Odetta's music had more of an impact on my life than most artist of my time. While driving my grandchildren back and forth to school, sports practices and games I try to introduce them to music they don't hear on a daily basis. Odetta's "The Fox", which they now know word for word,was a huge hit with them 5 years ago (they are now 14 and 11 years old) and they plug in her CDs quite often as we drive now. Of course, I just smile. I don't dare comment for fear I might hex the choice. Below is a sight that you might enjoy, especially the song "Beautiful Star" which I think is quite appropriate now.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 9:03 PM

I remember her more for the blues than for the folk songs. Either one she did great though. Her deep voice really did justice to whatever type she sang. Her album "Odetta sings Dylan" is a must have if you are a fan of either..

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 3rd Dec '08 9:12 PM

In another thread there is a "Favorite Christmas Song" category. I might put Odetta's "Oh Jerusalem" right up there close to or at the top.

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