1944 to 2008
December 31, 1930 in Birmingham
December 2, 2008
New York, New York, United States
There are at least two artists that go by this name. The other is a current hip-hop producer. Odetta (December 31, 1930 - December 2, 2008) was an African-American singer whose repertoire consists largely of American folk music, blues, and spirituals. She was born Odetta Holmes in Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Los Angeles, California, and studied music at Los Angeles City College. Having operatic training from the age of 13, her first professional experience was in musical theater, with a touring company of the musical Finian's Rainbow in 1949.
Thoughts on Songs with Odetta
10 months ago
Odetta didn't even write or play this song. She played a song called Easy Rider, not, the Ballad of Easy Rider. These lyrics have nothing to do with Odetta' s blues hit, which, in my opinion is far better than this boring tune. Odetta s song Easy Rider was not in any way tied to the movie either. This is a huge mis conception and many keep making this mistake all over the web. Shortcutters!