Odetta Odetta And The Blues

Odetta And The Blues
11 ratings
Price: $17.08
List Price: $18.98
You Save: $1.90 (10% Off)
Currently Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible
Notify Me When Available
Format:  CD
sku:  358Y7
on most orders of $50+
Brand New

CD Details

  • Released: 1992
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Obc

Tracks:

Product Description:

Personnel: Odetta (vocals); Herb Hall (clarinet); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Vic Dickenson (trombone); Dick Wellstood (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass); "Shep" Shepherd (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, April 11-12, 1962. Originally released on Riverside (9417). Includes original liner notes by Ed Michel.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley California).
Although Odetta's commercial breakthrough came from her affiliation with the collegiate folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s, the singer/guitarist spent the early '50s singing mostly blues in the early Bessie Smith/Ma Rainey style. Knowledge of this earlier period in Odetta's career puts 1962's wonderful ODETTA AND THE BLUES into context: no mere bandwagon-jumper she.
Unlike the majority of her folk albums, which feature Odetta, her acoustic guitar and occasionally unobtrusive bass work by Bill Lee, ODETTA AND THE BLUES was recorded with a full band of the mid-'20s style: clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, and drums. The sextet knows their history--a drag like "Hard, Oh Lord" wouldn't have sounded out of place on a Kid Ory 78 in 1925--but aren't mere revivalists, kicking into standards like "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor" with verve and passion. Odetta, as always, sings magnificently.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 11 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Get Email Alerts for Odetta

Product Info

  • UPC: 025218050920
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)