Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin´
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INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
This essential LP edition includes one of Odetta’s finest albums, the excellent "Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin’" (RCA, 1962). This bluesy masterpiece has been long unavailable on vinyl. It marked her first album for RCA Victor, and featured a superlative blues sound and repertoire influenced by blues pioneers like Bessie Smith and Blind Lemon Jefferson. While there is a distinct folk feel to some of the material, all of it is injected with the blues. Odetta’s voice was ideal for the slow, weighty blues of the 1920s, and she made the material her own, with no attempt at re-creation.
ODETTA HOLMES, lead vocals and acoustic guitar, plus:
Buck Clayton (trumpet), Buster Bailey (clarinet), vic Dickenson (trombone),
Tedell Saunders (harmonica), Leonard Gaskin or Ahmed Abdul Malik (bass),
Dick wellstood (piano), David “Panama” Francis (drums).
Recorded by Bob Simpson at RCA Victor’s Studio B, New York City, 1962.
(*) BONUS TRACKS: Buck Clayton (trumpet), Buster Bailey (clarinet),
vic Dickenson (trombone), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass), Dick wellstood (piano),
Berisford “Shep” Shepherd (drums). Produced by Orrin Keepnews.
Recorded by Ray Fowler at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, April 11 & 12, 1962.
01. GONNA TAKE MY TIME
02. STRANGER HERE
03. I’ve Been LIvIng wIth the BLues
04. Be My woMan
05. POOR MAN
06. EMPTY POCKET BLUES
07. how Long BLues (*)
01. I Just Can’t Keep froM CryIn’
02. speCIaL DeLIvery
03. If I haD wIngs
04. DarLIn’ BaBy
05. MISERY BLUES
06. HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
07. BeLIeve I’LL GO (*)