Odetta and the Blues (Limited Edition)
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EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES
INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
This LP edition includes one of Odetta’s finest but most overlooked albums, the excellent Odetta and the Blues – originally released by Riverside in 1962, and long unavailable. It’s another of her most interesting deviations from straight folk, and one that originally caused a bit of contention among her more conservative contemporaries.
ODETTA HOLES, lead vocals and acoustic guitar, plus:
Buck Clayton (tp), Herb Hall (cl), Vic Dickenson (tb), Ahmed abdul-Malik (b),
Dick Wellstood (p), Berisford “Shep” Shepherd (d).
Recordedat Plaza Sound Studios,
New York City, April 11 & 12, 1962.
With the exception of:
“Misery Blues”: Buck Clayton (tp), Buster Bailey (cl),
Vic Dickenson (tb), Tedell saunders (har),
Leonard Gaskin or Ahmed Abdul Malik (b),
Dick Wellstood (p), David “Panama” Francis (d).
Recorded at RCA Victor’s Studio B, New York City, 1962.
“Alabama Bound”: Solo recording by Odetta.
Recorded in San Francisco, September 1956.
1. Hard, Oh Lord
2. Believe I’ll Go
3. Oh, Papa
4. How Long Blues
5. Hogan’s Alley
6. Leavin’ This Mornin’
7. Misery Blues *
1. Oh, My Babe
2. Yonder Come The Blues
3. Make Me a PalleT on The Floor
4. Weeping Willow Blues
5. Go Down, Sunshine
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
7. Alabama Bound *