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Ballads & Blues

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Santy Anno
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If I Had A Ribbon Bow
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Muleskinner Blues
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Another Man Done Gone
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Shame And Scandal
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Jack O' Diamonds
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'Buked And Scorned
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Easy Rider
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Joshua
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Hound Dog
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Glory, Glory
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Alabama Bound
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Been In The Pen
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Deep Blue Sea
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God's Gonna Cut You Down
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Spiritual Trilogy
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He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
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Take This Hammer
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Deep River
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Chilly Winds
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 56:37

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Odetta is a legend.

Jeake

This album hypnotized me. My first Odetta song was "John Henry" which I would rate as Top 10 of the Century.

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Disappointing

DTRBob

Odetta sings some familiar material on this release, but I did not find her versions nearly as enjoyable as those by other performers. Some of the music just doesn't work with her style of singing. And the words were not always understandable. I would not recommend this album.

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OWN THIS

word-ape

If you love music. Jazz, country, folk, blues. Nina Simone, Dylan, The Staple Singers, The Supremes, Calypso. If you love digging in the dirt, if you're too far gone and you just want to go home, then you need this music. Shame and Scandal = Help Me Rhonda? Hmm.

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