Freitag, 12. März 2021

Odetta - Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin´ (1962)

Odetta was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and human rights activist, who was an important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. She died December 2, 2008 in New York City.

"Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin’" (RCA, 1962) is one of Odetta´s finest albums. This bluesy masterpiece 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.


Tracklist:

A1 Gonna Take My Time 2:02
A2 Stranger Here 3:18
A3 I've Been Living With The Blues 2:39
A4 Be My Woman 2:37
A5 Poor Man 2:54
A6 Empty Pocket Blues 3:25
B1 I Just Can't Keep From Cryin' 2:20
B2 Special Delivery 2:47
B3 If I Had Wings 3:50
B4 Darlin' Baby 2:50
B5 Misery Blues 2:54
B6 House Of The Rising Sun 3:37


(320 kbps, cover art included)

6 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Thank you, haven't seen this one before.

zero hat gesagt…

Hope you enjoy it. All the best!

john hat gesagt…

This is fantastic, thank you. I had not seen it before. Any chance you have the album Odetta Sings (1970) - her only album on Polydor? A bit of an odd one - songs by Elton John, Randy Newman, etc., but great all the same.

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome! I will post "Odetta sings" in a few days. Best wishes!

john hat gesagt…

That's great! Thank you so much. I had the privilege of seeing Odetta in concert at the amazing Hackney Empire theatre in London,many years ago. Fabulous singer ...

zero hat gesagt…

Wow, that´s surely was a great experience. All the best!

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