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Monday, September 14, 2015

Odetta - "Another Man Done Gone" (sound file, lyrics, & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases Odetta singing the song "Another Man Done Gone". Information about Odetta is also included in this post.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/09/vera-hall-another-man-done-gone-sound.html for a companion post of Vera Hall singing "Another Man Done Gone".

The content of this post is presented for cultural and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer of this song, and thanks to Odetta for her musical legacy. Thanks also to the collectors of this song, the publisher of this example on YouTube, and all those who are quoted in this post. Also, thanks to Black Lives Matter and all those who are working for systemic change of the United States' criminal justice system.

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INFORMATION ABOUT ODETTA
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odetta
"Odetta Holmes (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement".[4] Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time included her song "Take This Hammer" on its list of the All-Time 100 Songs, stating that "Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music."[5]"

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LYRICS "ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE"
(As sung by Odetta)

Another man done gone
Another man done gone,
Another man done gone from the county farm,
Another man done gone.

I didn't know his name,
I didn't know his name,
I didn't know his name, didn't know his name,
Didn't know his name.

He had a long chain on,
He had a long chain on,
He had a long chain on, had a long chain on,
Had a long chain on.

They killed another man,
They killed another man,
They killed another man, killed another man
Killed another man.

Another man done gone,
Another man done gone,
Another man done gone from the county farm,
Another man done gone.


This song is performed by Odetta and appears on the album At Town Hall (1962)

Source: http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Odetta:Another_Man_Done_Gone

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Odetta - Another Man Done Gone



Buskingghosts, Published on Dec 31, 2012
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Selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread:
skeeter shattered, 2014
"Odetta Holmes
Dec. 31,1930~~Dec. 2, 2008

What a strong woman....beautiful person! Great voice and powerful message to the world! I love her and miss her!!"

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Carolynne Wilkes, 2015
"Love her voice - such power"

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1 comment:

  1. In my comments above I thanked those who are active in the Black Lives Matter movement.

    As a reminder, the name for the "Black Life Matters movement means "Black Lives Also Matter."

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