The Tin Angel

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The Tin Angel / Odetta And Larry
Studio album by Odetta & Larry
Released 1954 (LP)
July 22, 1993 (CD)
Recorded 1953-54, partially live at the Tin Angel bar, San Fran.
Genre Blues, country blues, folk
Label LP: Fantasy 3252/3345
Vocalion LAE 541 (UK)
CD: Original Blues Classics, OBCCD-565-2
Odetta chronology
The Tin Angel
(1954)
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
(1956)
Alternative cover
"Odetta And Larry", different edition (Fantasy 8345)

The Tin Angel is now the common name for Odetta & Larry's only album, a collection of all their recordings, originally released in 1954 as "Odetta And Larry".

Background[edit]

  • The album is a collection of recordings of Odetta and Larry Mohr from 1953–54; it was partially recorded live at San Francisco's Tin Angel nightclub, but was not called "The Tin Angel" on any 1950s releases. The 1993 CD re-release, however, did have that name, and contained six extra tracks, recorded in March 1954.
  • Like much of Odetta's early work, "The Tin Angel" combines traditional songs (e.g. spirituals) with blues covers. It is often only credited as an Odetta solo album, perhaps because she went on to have the more successful career.

Track listing[edit]

  • Marked [*]are 1993 CD bonus tracks.
    All songs traditional unless stated.
  1. "John Henry" – 3:09
  2. "Old Cotton Fields at Home" (Leadbetter) – 3:59
  3. "The Frozen Logger" (Haglund, Stevens) – 2:53
  4. "Run, Come See Jerusalem" (Blind Blake) – 2:06
  5. "Old Blue" – 2:36
  6. "Water Boy" – 3:40
  7. "Santy Anno" [1] – 2:18
  8. "I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago"/"The Biggest Thing" – 2:47
  9. "Riding in My Car (Car Song)" – 1:27
  10. "No More Cane on the Brazos" – 2:19
  11. "Payday at Coal Creek" – 3:02
  12. "'Buked and Scorned" – 2:46
  13. "Rock Island Line" (Leadbetter) – 1:47
  14. "Another Man Done Gone" [*] (Hall, Lomax, Lomax, Tartt [2]) – 3:05
  15. "Children Go Where I Send Thee" [*] – 2:35
  16. "I Know Where I'm Going" [*] – 2:10
  17. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" [*] – 1:55
  18. "Timber" [*] – 3:49
  19. "Wade in the Water" [*] – 1:57

Album[edit]

  • The original vinyl LP was transparent red in color.

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