Sunday, 7 December 2008

Odetta RIP

Odetta Holmes died on December 2nd 2008. I'd read that she was going to sing at Obama's inauguration, so it's a shame she didn't make it. My Dad had an album of hers and I remember some of the songs actually scaring me when I played it, not that he played it. Maybe they scared him too. Have a look at the video for Water Boy and you'll see what I mean. She was a big influence on Dylan, and he went on to make some frightening music himself. Her voice had a tone too it that made whatever she sang totally unquestionable, if that doesn't sound too harsh. She was pretty remarkable.
Glory Glory sung by Odetta

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