The Bloggers
Subscribe to this Blog

'The Soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement'

Odetta, 77, known for her singing during the 1950s and 1960s -- and for her role in the civil rights movement -- died yesterday in New York. The Post has an obituary online that details her life and times.

Video of her performing some of her better-known songs is available on YouTube. Here's Odetta singing "Waterboy."

And here's "House of the Rising Sun," from 2005.

By Washington Post Editors |  December 3, 2008; 5:00 PM ET
Previous: One Nation Under God | Next: Actor Robert Prosky Dies

Comments

Please email us to report offensive comments.



It's funny. We outside the US get knocked over the head constantly with American pop culture, yet we never even hear of talented, principled artists like this. I wonder why.

Posted by: Blurgle | December 3, 2008 6:22 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 

© 2009 The Washington Post Company