Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77

Oh, how we loved her.

How we adored her.

All you had to do was say her name. "Odetta."

The name, like Pete Seeger, said "authenticity."

Read the NY Times piece here.

That was a time, a mighty time.

Here she sings Water Boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSDeROnTq64

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RIP Odetta. Hadn't heard that voice in a long time - and what a voice it was. Beautiful - soul full. Thanks David