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Harry Belafonte once wrote of blues singer Odetta: "Few possess the fine understanding of a song's meaning which transforms it from a melody into a dramatic experience." Pete Seeger heard this collection and declared, "I've been waiting for this album for 50 years!" In continuing her tribute to the classics, Odetta turns her legendary vocal talents to the songs of Huddie Ledbetter, better known to blues history as "Leadbelly." Like Odetta herself, Leadbelly was far more than just a blues singer. His repertoire ranged from ...

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  1. Goodnight Irene
  2. You Don't Know My Mind
  3. Mother's Blues (Little Children Blues)
  4. When I Was a Cowboy
  5. In the Pines
  6. How Long
  7. Bourgeois Blues
  8. Alabama Bound/Boll Weevil
  9. Roberta
  10. New Orleans
  11. Jim Crow Blues
  12. Rock Island Line
  13. Julie Anne Johnson/Whoa Black Buck
  14. Easy Rider
  15. Midnight Special
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2001, MC Records

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