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#A)   Summary Discography
#B)   Full Discography
#C)   Articles/Reviews
#D)   Sources
#E)   Other Odetta discographies - FolkLib Index - other links

Installed here on 12-03-2008, the original text file discography was first installed in the UW-Parkside Music Archives on 10-11-1992.


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography
    p = Partial list appears, Odetta tracks only
    i = incomplete track listing
  (r) = published reviews of this album are listed in section #A
           * = listed in the Fall 1992, Schwann "Spectrum", p. 80
         p.# = Schwann listing page number

   Solo Albums

#01)i 1954?  Odetta and Larry                                Fantasy   3252
#02)  1963   Odetta                                          Fantasy   8345

#03)i 1956   Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues                Tradition   1010
#04)t 1957   At the Gate of Horn                           Tradition   1025
#05)  1967   Best of Odetta                                Tradition   2052
  
#06)i 1960   My Eyes Have Seen                              Vanguard   9059
#07)i 1960   Ballad for Americans                           Vanguard   9066
#08)i 1960   At Carnegie Hall                               Vanguard   9076
#09)t 1960   Odetta Sings Christmas Spirituals              Vanguard   9079
#10)  1961 * At Town Hall                                   Vanguard   2109
#11)  1963   One Grain of Sand                              Vanguard   2153
#12)t 1973 * The Essential Odetta                           Vanguard  43/44

#13)  1962   Odetta and the Blues                          Riverside   9417
#14)  1963   Odetta Sings Folk Songs                      RCA Victor   2643
#15)  1965   Odetta Sings Dylan                           RCA Victor      ?
#16)  1960   It's a Mighty World                          RCA Victor   2792
#17)t 1988 * Christmas Spirituals (r)                        Alcazar    104
#18)  ?    * Odetta and the Blues                             O.B.C.    509
#19)  1987 * Movin' It On (r)                            Rose Quartz    101
#20)  197?   Odetta Sings                                    Polydor   4048

See Other Odetta discographies for recent releases (my future discography plans).

   Collections

#21)p 1959   Folk Festival at Newport 1959, Volume 2        Vanguard   2054
#22)p 1972   The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie            Vanguard  35/36
#23)p 1987   Greatest Folksingers of the 'Sixties           Vanguard  17/18

#24)p ?      Folk Festival                                    Legacy    110
#25)  1988   Songs of the Working People                 Flying Fish  70483
#26)  1989   Folk City: The 25th Anniversary Concert (r)       Image  laser

#27)  1956   An Anthology of Folk Music                            ?      ?
#28)  1962   Folk Song and Mistrelsy                               ?      ?
#29)  1968   Something to Sing About!                              ?      ?

   Films

#30)  1954   The Last Time I Saw Paris
#31)  1955   Cinerama Holiday
#32)  1961   Sanctuary
#33)  1970   Ramblin' (film short)
#34)  1974   The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV movie)
  
#B) Full Discography (top/bottom of page) [number] = Actual albums I have seen "Owners" = Who owns, or owned, the album I saw (see the complete code list in library) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) Owners ----------Fantasy ------ #01) 1954? Odetta and Larry (LP: 3252) --- (track titles from #au, see Sources below) --- #01. ? : John Henry #01. ? : Old Cotten Fields at Home #01. ? : Frozen Logger, The #01. ? : Run, Come See Jerusalem #01. ? : Old Blue #01. ? : Water Boy #01. ? : Santa Ana #01. ? : I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago #01. ? : Car-Car Song, The #01. ? : No More Cane on the Brazos #01. ? : Pay Day at Coal Creek #01. ? : I've Been 'Buked and I've Been Scorned Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #02) 1963 Odetta (LP: 8345) ----------Tradition Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #03) 1956 Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues (LP: 1010) --- (track titles from #au, see "Sources" below) --- #03. ? : Santy Ano #03. ? : If I Had a Ribbon Bow #03. ? : Muleskinner Blues #03. ? : Another Man Done Gone #03. ? : Joshua #03. ? : Hound Dog Bay at the Moon #03. ? : Glory, Glory #03. ? : Alabama Bound #03. ? : Been in the Pen #03. ? : Shame and Scandal #03. ? : Jack 'O Diamonds #03. ? : 'Buked and Scorned #03. ? : Easy Rider #03. ? : Deep Blue Sea #03. ? : Oh Freedom #03. ? : God's Gonna Cut You Down #03. ? : I'm on My Way Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #04) 1957 At the Gate of Horn [LP: TLP-1025] mono {A} --- #04. A1 : He's Got the Whold World in His Hands #04. A2 : Sail Away Ladies, Sail AWay #04. A3 : Gallows Pole, The #04. A4 : Lowlands #04. A5 : Fox, The #04. A6 : Maybe She Go #04. A7 : Lass from the Low Countree, The #04. A8 : Timber #04. B1 : Deep River #04. B2 : Chilly Winds #04. B3 : Green Sleeves #04. B4 : Devilish Mary #04. B5 : All the Pretty Little Horses #04. B6 : Midnight Special, The #04. B7 : Take This Hammer Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #05) 1967 Best of Odetta (LP: 2052) 7-67 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Vanguard #06) 1960 My Eyes Have Seen (LP: VRS-9059) mono #06 (LP: VSD-2046) --- (titles from #09 LP liner notes) --- #06. ? : Poor Little Jesus #06. ? : Bald Headed Woman #06. ? : Motherless Children #06. ? : I Know Where I'm Going #06. ? : Foggy Dew, The #06. ? : I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain #06. ? : Water Boy #06. ? : Ox-Driver Song #06. ? : Down on Me #06. ? : Saro Jane #06. ? : Three Pigs #06. ? : No More Cane on the Brazos #06. ? : Jumpin' Judy #06. ? : Battle Hymn of the Republic Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #07) 1960 Ballad for Americans (LP: VRS-9066) mono #07 (LP: VSD-2057) --- (titles from #09 LP liner notes) --- #07. ? : This Land #07. ? : On Top of Old Smokey #07. ? : Hush Little Baby #07. ? : Dark as a Dungeon #07. ? : Great Historical Bum, The #07. ? : Payday at Coal Creek #07. ? : Going Home #07. ? : Pastures of Plenty Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #08) 1960 At Carnegie Hall (LP: VRS-9076) mono #08 (LP: VSD-2072) #08 (LP: 73003) --- (concert recorded 4-08-60) --- (titles from #09 LP liner notes) --- #08. ? : If I Had a Hammer #08. ? : Red Clay Country #08. ? : When I Was a Young Girl #08. ? : Gallows Pole, The #08. ? : God's A-Gonna Cut You Down #08. ? : John Riley #08. ? : John Henry #08. ? : Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho #08. ? : All the Pretty Little Horses #08. ? : Prettiest Train #08. ? : Meeting at the Building #08. ? : No More Auction Block #08. ? : Hold On #08. ? : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #09) 1960 Odetta Sings Christmas Spirituals [LP: VRS-9079] mono {C} #09 (LP: VSD-2079) --- #09. A1 2:41 Virgin Mary Had One Son #09. A2 2:40 Somebody's Talkin' About Jesus #09. A3 2:00 Ain't That A-Rockin' #09. A4 1:43 Mary Had a Baby #09. A5 3:02 Go Tell It on the Mountain #09. A6 2:36 Beautiful Star #09. A7 2:20 Poor Little Jesus #09. B1 1:39 Shout for Joy #09. B2 1:24 Oh, Jerusalem #09. B3 1:46 Rise Up Shepherd and Follow #09. B4 2:30 If Anybody Asks You #09. B5 2:00 What Month Was Jesus Born In? #09. B6 6:57 Children, Go Where I Send You Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #10) 1961 At Town Hall (LP: VRS-9103) mono #10 (LP: VSD-2109) #10 (CS: CV-2109) * 1-92 #10 (CD: VMD-2109) * Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #11) 1963 One Grain of Sand (LP: VRS-9137) mono #11 (LP: VSD-2153) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #12) 1973 The Essential Odetta [2LP: VSD-43/44] * {C} #12 (CS: CVSD-43/44) * #12 (CD: VCD-43/44) * --- #12. A1 1:39 If I Had a Hammer #12. A2 4:22 I'm Going Back to the Red Clay Country #12. A3 2:42 When I Was a Young Girl #12. A4 2:28 Gallows Pole, The #12. A5 2:03 God's A-Gonna Cut You Down #12. A6 3:18 John Riley #12. A7 3:06 John Henry #12. B1 2:10 Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho #12. B2 2:56 All the Pretty Little Horses #12. B3 3:16 Prettiest Train #12. B4 2:25 Meeting at the Building #12. B5 2:09 No More Auction Block for Me #12. B6 2:31 Hold On #12. B7 3:14 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child #12. B8 3:07 Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body DOwn #12. C1 1:30 Let Me Ride #12. C2 1:42 Fox, The #12. C3 2:05 Santy Anno #12. C4 1:47 Devilish Mary #12. C5 2:20 Another Man Done Gone #12. C6 1:44 Children's Songs #12. C7 6:00 He Had a Long Chain On #12. C8 1:55 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands #12. C9 3:35 Take This Hammer #12. D1 2:55 Ox-Driver Song #12. D2 4:05 Hound Dog #12. D3 2:55 Fifteen Cents #12. D4 2:12 What Month Was Jesus Born In? #12. D5 2:43 Frozen Logger, The #12. D6 3:03 Timber #12. D7 6:30 Freedom Trilogy #12. D7 -- Oh Freedom (Freedom Trilogy) #12. D7 -- Come and Go With Me (Freedom Trilogy) #12. D7 -- I'm on My Way (Freedom Trilogy) Sides A,B recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City Sides C,D recorded live at Town Hall, New York City Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Riverside #13) 1962 Odetta and the Blues (LP: 9417) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------RCA Victor #14) 1963 Odetta Sings Folk Songs (LP: LPM-2643) mono #14 (LP: LSP-2643) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #15) 1965 Odetta Sings Dylan (LP: ?) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #16) 1960 It's a Mighty World (LP: LPM-2792) #16 (LP: LSP-2792) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Alcazar Records #17) 1988 Christmas Spirituals (LP: ALC-104-L) * #17 p.180,561 (CS: ALC-104-C) * #17 (CD: ALC-104-D) * #17 [CD: ALC-104] {D} --- #17. 1 1:42 Rise Up Shepherd and Follow #17. 2 2:25 What Month Was Jesus Born In? #17. 3 1:48 Mary Had a Baby #17. 4 2:02 Somebody Talkin 'Bout Jesus #17. 5 3:05 Virgin Mary Had One Son #17. 6 2:28 Go Tell It on the Mountain #17. 7 1:53 Shout for Joy #17. 8 2:44 Poor Little Jesus #17. 9 3:23 O Jerusalem #17. 10 1:59 Ain't That A-Rockin' #17. 11 1:18 If Anybody Asks You #17. 12 2:44 Beautiful Star #17. 13 1:55 Children, Go Where I Send Thee Bill Lee: acoustic string bass Lincoln Goines: acoustic string bass (#05-12) Carol Steele: drums Jeff Salisbury: snare, brushes Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Original Blues Classics (dist. by Fantasy, Inc.) #18) ? Odetta and the Blues (LP: OBC-509) * (reissue of Riverside 9417) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Rose Quartz #19) 1987 Movin' It On (LP: RQ-101) * 12-87 #19 (CS: RQ-90101) * (recorded live in concert 11-22-86) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Polydor #20) 197? Odetta Sings (LP: 24-4048) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Vanguard - collections #21) 1959 Folk Festival at Newport 1959, Volume 2 [LP: VRS-9063]mono {A} #21 (LP: VSD-2054) --- (all 13 tracks are listed in Folk Music Collections) --- #21. A1 2:14 Joshua Fought the Battle at Jericho #21. A2 3:05 Cotton Fields At Home #21. A3 2:17 Great Historical Bum, The #21. A4 6:08 I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain (medley) #21. A4 -- Water Boy (medley) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #22) 1972 The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie [2LP: VSD-35/36] {C} --- #22. C4 1:56 Great Historical Bum, The #22. D3 4:02 Rambling Round Your City Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #23) 1987 Greatest Folksingers of the 'Sixties [CD: VCD-17/18] {A} --- (all 24 tracks are listed in Folk Music Collections) --- #23. 5 3:13 John Henry Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Legacy "An Elektra/Everest Production" - collections #24) ? Folk Festival [LP: LEG-110] {T} --- (all 15 tracks are listed in Folk Music Collections) --- #24. A7 1:50 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands ----------Flying Fish - collections Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #25) 1988 Songs of the Working People (LP: 70483) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Image Entertainment #26) 1989 Folk City: The 25th Anniversary Concert (LD: ?) 60 min. LV laser disc (selections by Odetta, Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Eric Anderson, the Violent Femmes, Roger McGuinn, David Massengill, Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------? - collections #27) 1956 An Anthology of Folk Music (LP: ?) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #28) 1962 Folk Song and Mistrelsy (LP: ?) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #29) 1968 Something to Sing About! (LP: ?) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) Films: #30) 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris #31) 1955 Cinerama Holiday #32) 1960 Sanctuary #33) 1970 Ramblin' (film short) #34) 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV movie) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- #C) Articles/Reviews (top/bottom of page) Reviews: Albums: (#19) "Movin' it On" Stereo Review, 3/88, Vol. 53, p. 94 (#26) "Folk City: The 25th Anniversary Concert" Video Review, 4/90, Vol. 11, p. 95 Concerts: "Mixed Bag" (Carnegie Hall, NY) Variety, 11-06-85, Vol. 321, p. 86 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- #D) Sources (top/bottom of page) See my Bibliography for complete bibliographical information. Sources

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