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Sings Ballads & Blues

by Odetta

Sings Ballads & Blues by Odetta

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Sings Ballads & Blues

by Odetta

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Bob Dylan credited Odetta's second album with inspiring him to trade in his electric guitar for an acoustic. So yeah, 1956's Sings Ballads and Blues is a seminal release of the folk revival. In addition to introducing an entire generation of would-be troubadours to Newport standards like "Take This Hammer" and "Another Man Done Gone," Odetta filters the songs through her stripped-down arrangements and fierce wail. Folk is supposedly the sound of the common man, but nobody ever sounded like Odetta.

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Bob Dylan credited Odetta's second album with inspiring him to trade in his electric guitar for an acoustic. So yeah, 1956's Sings Ballads and Blues is a seminal release of the folk revival. In addition to introducing an entire generation of would-be troubadours to Newport standards like "Take This Hammer" and "Another Man Done Gone," Odetta filters the songs through her stripped-down arrangements and fierce wail. Folk is supposedly the sound of the common man, but nobody ever sounded like Odetta.

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About This Album

Bob Dylan credited Odetta's second album with inspiring him to trade in his electric guitar for an acoustic. So yeah, 1956's Sings Ballads and Blues is a seminal release of the folk revival. In addition to introducing an entire generation of would-be troubadours to Newport standards like "Take This Hammer" and "Another Man Done Gone," Odetta filters the songs through her stripped-down arrangements and fierce wail. Folk is supposedly the sound of the common man, but nobody ever sounded like Odetta.