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Best of the M.C. Records Years 1999-2005
     

The Best of the M.C. Records Years 1999-2005

by Odetta
 
When Odetta began recording for M.C. Records in 1999, she was 68 years old and had not made a new studio album in more than a decade. The result was a late-career renaissance, as she turned out a blues LP (Blues Everywhere I Go), an album of Leadbelly songs (Looking for a Home, Thanks to Leadbelly

Overview

When Odetta began recording for M.C. Records in 1999, she was 68 years old and had not made a new studio album in more than a decade. The result was a late-career renaissance, as she turned out a blues LP (Blues Everywhere I Go), an album of Leadbelly songs (Looking for a Home, Thanks to Leadbelly), a Grammy-nominated live holiday collection (Gonna Let It Shine), and a set of spirituals (Shout Sister Shout, A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe). She even found time to guest on labelmate Pinetop Perkins' Ladies Man. All these records are sampled for Acadia's compilation The Best of the M.C. Records Years 1999-2005, a 17-track summary of the label affiliation. It's apparent from the opening track, "Blues Everywhere I Go," that Odetta was not going to stick to her acoustic folk style, as she fronts a traditional blues band. Elsewhere, her collaborations with guests Dr. John ("Please Send Me Someone to Love"), Perkins ("Trouble in Mind"), and Henry Butler (who plays piano on "New Orleans," aka "House of the Rising Sun") produce felicitous results, but she is just as effective on her own. Her music was always a mixture of folk, blues, and spiritual styles; at this point, as much as 50 years into her career, she was still in good voice and was leaning more toward the blues and spiritual sides of her music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Acadia Records
UPC:
0805772811522
catalogNumber:
8115

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Performance Credits

Odetta   Primary Artist
Dr. John   Piano,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Henry Butler   Piano,Guest Appearance
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Richard Crooks   Drums
Popsy Dixon   Drums,Guest Appearance
Seth Farber   Organ,Piano
Sherman Holmes   Bass,Guest Appearance
Wendell Holmes   Guitar,Piano,Guest Appearance
Freddy Koella   Violin
Michael Merritt   Acoustic Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Pinetop Perkins   Piano,Guest Appearance
Jim Saporito   Percussion
Brad Vickers   Bass
Jimmy Vivino   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Mark Carpentieri   Drums

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Sippie Wallace   Composer
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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