- Released: July 11, 1998
- Label: Vanguard Records
- 1.Virgin Mary Had One Son
- 2.Somebody's Talking About Jesus
- 3.Ain't That A-Rocking
- 4.Mary Had A Baby
- 5.Go Tell It On The Mountain
- 6.Beautiful Star
- 7.Poor Little Jesus
- 8.Shout For Joy
- 9.Oh, Jerusalem
- 10.Rise Up Shepherd And Follow
- 11.If Anybody Asks You
- 12.What Month Was Jesus Born In?
- 13.Children, Go Where I Send Thee
Personnel: Odetta (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bill Lee, Lincoln Goines (acoustic bass); Jeff Salisbury (snare drum); Carol Steele (percussion).
Engineers: Lincoln Clapp, Todd Lockwood, Jon Fausty.
Recorded at White Crow Audio, Burlington, Vermont and Sound Ideas, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Odetta.
Personnel: Odetta (vocals, guitar); Bill Lee (acoustic bass).
Odetta's husky voice is often stunning, both in her a cappella performances and her songs with accompaniment. She says these songs are traditional spirituals, neither purely African nor American, but songs that emerged from the sufferings of slavery. Powerful stuff. ~ Dennis MacDonald