Odetta, R. I. P.

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There are few more powerful testaments to the power of music than the life of Odetta, who died yesterday in New York. Her New York Times obituary has a well-told life story as well as some excellent video. We’ll see clips of her Newport Folk Festival performances at our final two meetings.

The best tribute I can pay to her is to post some of her music – here’s Odetta and Robert Sims singing Down by the Riverside.

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