Personnel: Odetta (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bill Lee, Lincoln Goines (acoustic bass); Jeff Salisbury (snare drum); Carol Steele (percussion).
Engineers: Lincoln Clapp, Todd Lockwood, Jon Fausty.
Recorded at White Crow Audio, Burlington, Vermont and Sound Ideas, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Odetta.
Personnel: Odetta (vocals, guitar); Bill Lee (acoustic bass).
Odetta's husky voice is often stunning, both in her a cappella performances and her songs with accompaniment. She says these songs are traditional spirituals, neither purely African nor American, but songs that emerged from the sufferings of slavery. Powerful stuff. ~ Dennis MacDonald