Nice piece about Odetta on “All Things Considered” this afternoon. A special tribute by NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling.
The moment you saw and heard Odetta, there was no way you could forget her. She stood on the stage, back in her prime, like a lioness. Strong body. Strong stance. Short, short hair. Big earrings jangling like swords. One moment she’d grimace like something was hurting.
Then suddenly Odetta would smile. And you’d melt.