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Odetta

American musician

Odetta

American musician
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birthday
31st
December, 1930
Death
2nd
December, 2008
Birth Place
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Odetta Holmes (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, lyricist, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement”. Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her recording of “Take This Hammer” on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs, stating that “Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.”

Also Known As

Odetta Gordon, Odetta Felious

Associated Acts

Lead Belly, Janis Joplin, the Staple Singers, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Harry Belafonte

Birth Name

Odetta Holmes

Genres

Folk, blues, spirituals

Occupations

Singer, actress, guitarist, lyricist, activist

Years Active

1944 2008

Name

Odetta

Nationality

United States of America

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