Thursday, December 04, 2008

RIP Odetta - May God Bless Her Soul

With sadness I'd like to bring attention to the passing of a great Folk/blues musician, Odetta. May she rest in peace and may God bless her soul. My condolences go out to her family and many fans.

According to Odetta @Wikipedia;

Odetta Holmes, (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an African-American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Her musical repertoire consists largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential musically and ideologically to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Janis Joplin.
Odetta @YouTube

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