On 7/7/07 in her 77th year, folk blues legend Odetta performed a free hour and a half set at Governors Island, NYC, kicking off the Folks on the Island four concert series. The house in New Orleans is probably a high rise luxury condo now with more expensive whores and designer blue jeans but Odetta brings us
back to before the flood. And before Janis Joplin was singing Down on Me, there was Odetta in 1959 recording it on vinyl for Janis to take it from
. There was Odetta soulfully growling Poor Little Jesus and singing Masters of War with force and conviction even beyond Dylan's. "When I was a young girl" is another folk classic I first
heard onthe LP Folksy Nina (Simone) . Every 60's folk singer owes a debt to Odetta. Thanks for concert. It was great seeing you.
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