Odetta Dead at 77

Bleary-eyed and groggy souls this AM are greeted with profoundly sad news of the passing of Odetta Holmes . . . one of the great and mighty singers of this time, or any other . . . at the age of 77.

Here is an account from the Los Angeles Times

1 comment:

Robert Fiore said...

I was at what must have been one of her last performances, at a tribute concert for the 50th anniversary of McCabe's Guitar Shop (which is also a performing venue) at UCLA. Performing from a wheelchair she seemed almost like a spirit, not in the sense of being a shadow of her former self but as in representing something that had passed on, as if she were not so much taking the stage as haunting it.