Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Midnight Special / Odetta

Odetta died on Tuesday. I was sad to hear of her passing. I was a huge fan, and hoped she'd sing in Washington on January 20. I heard her live once, in Chicago, a couple of light years ago. She was doing a small, informal concert for kids, and I took Alex, who was maybe 4 at the time. No one can listen to her rendition of The Fox without breaking into a smile, but I'm also posting a video of her powerful, beautiful voice singing The Midnight Special. Listen and enjoy. She will be missed by so many.

The Fox/Odetta


brooke said...



Mrs. L said...

She was amazing. What a shame she couldn't perform for Obama in January.

Tammy said...

Beautiful! XXOO