The Very Best Of ODETTA (2cd set)

Artist: ODETTA
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497544
Cat No: NOT2CD754


Many artists who began in the fifties are claimed to be amongst the most influential on those who followed them, and there can be little doubt that Odetta is predominant in the folk music field. Her case is made clearly by two music legends: Bob Dylan told Playboy: “The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta. I heard a record of hers, Odetta Sings Ballads & Blues in a record store… Right then and there I went out and traded my electric guitar and amplifier for an acoustic guitar, a flat-top Gibson. That album was something vital and personal. I learned all the songs on that record.” Joan Baez put it more succinctly in a 1983 Rolling Stone interview, “Odetta was a goddess. Her passion moved me. I learned everything she sang.”

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Disc 1

1. Chilly Winds
2. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
3. Gonna Take My Time
4. Devilish Mary
5. How Long Blues
6. Lowlands
7. Shame And Scandal
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
9. Greensleeves
10. Payday At Coal Creek
11. Timber
12. House Of The Rising Sun
13. Jumpin’ Judy
14. Easy Rider
15. John Henry (Live)
16. Hogan’s Alley
17. Joshua
18. The Lass From The Low Countree
19. Saro Jane
20. Hush Little Baby
21. Go Down, Sunshine
22. I Know Where I’m Going
23. Down On Me
24. Motherless Children
25. This Land

Disc 2

1. Muleskinner Blues
2. Jack O’diamonds
3. If I Had A Hammer (Live)
4. Rock Island Line (with Larry Moher)
5. ‘Buked And Scorned
6. The Great Historical Bum
7. Believe I’ll Go
8. Deep River
9. If I Had Wings
10. I Just Can’t Keep From Crying
11. On Top Of Old Smoky
12. Hard, Oh Lord
13. Alabama Bound
14. Sail Away Ladies, Sail Away
15. Special Delivery
16. The Midnight Special
17. Pastures Of Plenty
18. I’ve Been Living With The Blues
19. Glory Glory
20. Leavin’ This Morning
21. The Fox
22. Misery Blues
23. Darlin’ Baby
24. If I Had A Ribbon Bow
25. Ox-Driver Song