CD The Tin Angel (CD 190484), Audio Other
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The Tin Angel


  • 1. John Henry
    2. Old Cotton Fields at Home
    3. Frozen Logger, The
    4. Run, Come See Jerusalem
    5. Old Blue
    6. Water Boy
    7. Santy Ana
    8. I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago / The Biggest Thing
    9. Car-Car Song, The
    10. No More Cane on the Brazos
    11. Pay Day at Coal Creek
    12. I've Been 'Buked and I've Been Scorned
    13. Rock Island Line
    14. Another Man Don' Gone
    15. Children Go Where I Send Thee
    16. I Know Where I'm Going
    17. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
    18. Timber
    19. Wade in the Water, Children
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 565

  • Credits
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    Recorded in 1953 & 1954.
    Though Odetta's commercial breakthrough came in the midst of the early-'60s collegiate folk revival, the singer/guitarist had been recording professionally for close to a decade before that. The recordings collected on THE TIN ANGEL were recorded in 1953 and 1954 by the short-lived duo of Odetta and Larry. It's rather obvious on first listen that the reason the duo of Odetta and Larry didn't last is that while Larry is a perfectly competent instrumentalist and has a fine tenor voice that complements Odetta's clear alto nicely, he seems superfluous. Odetta's voice and guitar are so deeply satisfying on their own that any other additions are unnecessary. Focusing almost entirely on folk standards like "John Henry" or "Old Cotton Fields at Home" and spirituals like the rousing "Wade in the Water, Children" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," this is an excellent example of traditional '50s folk.

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