6.30.2009

Odetta Holmes

Odetta Holmes, (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008) was an important musical figure during the Civil Rights Movement. Her powerful delivery of folk music, jazz, blues, and spirituals greatly influenced other musicians including, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janice Joplin during the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s.


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