Beautiful Star: The Songs of Odetta

by Katherine

odettabeautifulstarLook out for this Wears The Trousers curated tribute to the songs of seminal folk pioneer Odetta Holmes – who inspired such greats as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

It features exclusive performances from such rising folk stars as Marissa Nadler and Ane Brun, and not only recalls some of Odessa’s well-known tracks (‘All The Pretty Little Horses’, ‘This Little Light of Mine’) but also features some of Odessa’s forgotten classics, such as the lilting title track.

The profits will be going to some specially chosen charities devoted to bettering the lives of women, and is released November 30th in download and limited edition CD format.

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01 Linda Draper, ‘Sail Away Ladies’
02 Ane Brun, ‘If I Had A Ribbon Bow’
03 Gemma Ray, ‘900 Miles’
04 Anaïs Mitchell, ‘All My Trials’
05 Haunted Stereo, ‘Santy Anno’
06 Madam, ‘Waterboy’
07 Sandy Dillon, ‘Can’t Afford To Lose My Man’
08 Ora Cogan, ‘Motherless Child’
09 Josephine Oniyama, ‘The Gallows Pole’
10 Pepi Ginsberg, ‘Beautiful Star’
11 Society Of Imaginary Friends, ‘Another Man Done Gone’
12 Marissa Nadler, ‘All My Trials’
13 Kelli Ali, ‘All The Pretty Little Horses’
14 Katey Brooks, ‘What A Friend We Have’
15 Liz Durrett, ‘Chilly Winds’
16 Arborea, ‘This Little Light Of Mine’