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How Odetta Revolutionized Folk Music

Sasha Frere-Jones The New Yorker
She animated the horror and emotional intensity in American labor songs by projecting them like a European opera singer.

Amazing Grace | Documentary

It took 46 years for this film to see the light of day. It was worth the wait. (Full review.) Sydney Pollack documents Aretha FranklinĀ in two days of live recording at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles that resulted in the best-selling album of live gospel recording of all time.

Ry Cooder -- Jesus on the Mainline

From "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball", a film by Les Blank taped at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA on March 25, 1987. Awesome solos by George Bohannon and Ry using slide on mandoguitar!

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