Wednesday, December 03, 2008

We will miss you Odetta

One of my favorite singers passed today at the age of 77. I discovered the music of Odetta Holmes around 5 years ago. She has a deep and richly layered voice that has moved people for decades. We will miss you Odetta. You can find lots of Odetta video over at youtube, or better yet check out Amazon or itunes for a good listen. We have a great CD of her covering Leadbelly's songs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a great full page color photo of Odetta
performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lead Belly tribute back in 2004 in the new book, "LEAD BELLY:
A Life in Pictures". Odetta, early in her career, was hailed as the "female Lead Belly".