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Odetta: Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement

Remembering 'The Queen of American Folk Music.'

Remembering Odetta, Voice of the Civil Rights Movement - Profile of the legendary singer-songwriter, many of whose songs became folk music classics and whose iconic voice energized the Civil Rights Movement.
Odetta Performs Live at the 1963 March on Washington - There's no video, but this recording of her singing that day will take you there.
Take This Hammer - TIME magazine chose this song by Odetta as one of its Top 100 English-language popular songs.
Odetta: Complete Live Concert (1964) - Video of Odetta in full live performance.
Give Me Your Hand - Odetta performing live (1979).
Odetta performs three songs in the Robert Mugge film BLUES DIVAS - Includes some interview footage with Odetta also, in addition to the songs.
Odetta, All The Best - Full album with 20 songs, free to listen online.
Bourgeois Blues - Live in concert (2005).
Glory Halleluja - Odetta sings this song live, very near the end of her life. Still belting it out.
The Last Word: Odetta | The New York Times - Odetta reflects on her life in music and activism, and sings to illustrate her words.
Odetta Speaks About Her Life as an Activist - Throughout her life she felt obligated to use her talent and success for social change.
Live interview with Odetta - Library of Congress interview on the occasion of Odetta being presented with the Living Legend Award.
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