Odetta has passed away at the age of 77. This woman had a voice that could move mountains. Strength, courage and power. She dearly wanted to sing at Obama’s inauguration. I get teary thinking of her singing something like “We Shall Overcome” of “Glory Hallelujah” (seen below) as the first African-American is sworn in as president of the United States.
The first 2 clips are from earlier this year. The rest are from varoious points in her career.