The Tin Angel
CAT # OBCCD-565-2
1. John Henry 3:09 2. Old Cotton Fields At Home 3:59 3. The Frozen Logger 2:53 4. Run, Come See Jerusalem 2:07 5. Old Blue 2:36 6. Water Boy 3:40 7. Santy Ana 2:18 8. I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago / The Biggest Thing 2:48 9. The Car-Car Song 1:28 10. No More Cane On The Brazos 2:20 11. Pay Day At Coal Creek 3:03 12. I've Been 'Buked And I've Been Scorned 2:47 13. Rock Island Line 1:47 14. Another Man Don' Gone 3:06 15. Children Go Where I Send Thee 2:36 16. I Know Where I'm Going 2:11 17. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 1:56 18. Timber 3:50 19. Wade In The Water 1:57
Fledgling singer-guitarist Odetta Felious had come to San Francisco in 1953 in hopes of landing a gig at the famous hungry i nightclub, but was hired instead to perform at the Tin Angel, a bar near Fisherman's Wharf. Her moving renditions of folk material, sung in a deep, larger-than-life contralto, proved so popular that she was kept on for a year and a half. Fantasy Records captured her and her associate, singer-banjoist Larry Mohr, there and in the studio for an album that marked the beginning of Odetta's celebrated recording career. This reissue contains all 13 selections from that historic release, plus six previously unissued Odetta gems recorded live at the Tin Angel.
with Larry Mohr
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