Odetta Gordon passed away on Tuesday at 77. She was called “the Queen of American Folk Music” by Martin Luther King Jr. She was also a civil rights activist and sang at the March on Washington in August 1963 and marched with King in Selma.
Odetta had a great influence on Bob Dylan, Janice Joplin, Joan Baez, among many others.
You can hear a clip of Odetta singing “Waterboy” in the YouTube video below…
Rest in Peace Odetta…
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