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  • Audio CD (25 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B00B5BX8SY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,368 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hard, Oh Lord 2. Believe I'll Go 3. Oh, Papa 4. How Long Blues 5. Hogan's Alley 6. Leavin' This Morning 7. Oh, My Babe 8. Younder Comes The Blues 9. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor 10. Weeping Willow Blues 11. Go Down, Sunshine 12. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Odetta

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Odetta was at the forefront of the American folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, being revered by both the public and her peers alike. Odetta And The Blues is unique for its use of a jazz band as a backing group, including Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Herb Hall and Dick Wellstood among others. The end result is something of a transformation for Odetta, taking her away from her traditional surroundings and into new fields of music. The end result finds Odetta almost being re-classified as a classic blues singer, so convincing a job being done on the twelve tracks on display.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Kelly on 27 Nov. 2014
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This is, possibly, the best album of Odetta's recordings released. I have also got the album 'Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin', which is great too. Odetta, along with Sippie Wallace and Victoria Spivey, is one of my three favourite female Blues Singers. You can't get better. Most of the modern female Blues singers ( with few exceptions ) get their styles messed up for them in the recording studio, or end up with silly throwaway arrangements, in line with the latest commercial sound fad to attract a wider audience, that just don't hack it. I like change but not to the detriment of the soul at the musics core. So, with the exception of Beth Hart's admirable abilities, I like the older stuff, and I just love how Odetta did it. The album she did of, her friend, Bob Dylan's songs is interesting too.

Eamonn
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Here's how I got to know Odetta.
Just saw her on a documentary on Bob Dylan, so I found out she was the first black female-folk-singersongwriter of the sixties.
But what stroke me the most was that she adopted her blues, classic background to sing new folk songs.
So, as I discovered she recorded an album like this, kind of tribute to her background, but with mostly new and original compositions, I thought: "Before listening to her folk music or to her Bob Dylan's covers, I want to see where she comes from and how she can handle the comparison with such a prestigious and somehow tricky background, being easy to sound clichè when you just "sing the blues".
Well, I was stunned: she can brilliantly sing the blues as long as folk songs and modern music: what really makes her different and unique, is she doesn't have just a black voice: she makes you feel the whole range of emotions a black and blues tradition can give you.
And if you got the blues, you are ready to become not just another folksinger from the Sixties.

So buy this album: it will bring you back to the early jazz-blues, not just the chicago or mississippi one (that would have been a clichè!), but the fine music from New Orleans and from the Early Days of Jazz.
A big challenge for a young new singer: trying herself with such a tradition where you can easily disappear among thousands similar voices, and managing to stick out as a voice like few others.
And doing that in the rocking sixties, where "Tradition" was regarded as a synonym of Old and as an enemy of the New and Young, tells a lot about her brave, distinctive and unique personality.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "richhoncho" on 2 Jan. 2000
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Don't let the title "blues" put you off - this is accessible with universal story lines. The blues are about singing AWAY the bad times.
What is the album? Is it blues? Is it jazz? More supper jazz without the supper, recorded when drummers drummed and before producers produced, just honest to goodness great music. Odetta's pure voice sings the blues over the well-honed musical skills of the backing band; part of the musical roots you can hear in today's R 'n' B charts from the likes of Whitney Houston, TLC and a host of other recording artists of today.
If you really are interested in music, and it's roots, not just the pop gossip columns, this could be an essential album to set you searching for more goodies.
Perhaps in the age of the computer link some enterprising record company will re-release "Odetta Sings Bob Dylan".
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