At the Gate of Horn

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At the Gate of Horn
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1957 (1957)[1]
StudioEsoteric Studios, New York City
GenreFolk, blues
LabelTradition, America
ProducerPaul Klein (re-issue)
Odetta chronology
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
At the Gate of Horn
My Eyes Have Seen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic(no rating) [2]

At the Gate of Horn is the second solo album by American folk singer Odetta, first released in October 1957.[1] It was named for the Gate of Horn club in Chicago.

Odetta is joined by bassist Bill Lee. Although the title suggests it is a live recording, it is a studio recording, recorded at Esoteric Studios in New York City.

At the Gate of Horn was re-released on CD by Rykodisc in 1997 and by Empire Musicwerks in 2006. Some tracks are included on the Collectables re-release The Best of Odetta: Ballads and Blues.

Track listing[edit]

All songs Traditional unless otherwise noted.

  1. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" – 1:53
  2. "Sail Away Ladies, Sail Away" – 2:22
  3. "The Gallows Pole" – 2:52
  4. "Lowlands" – 2:36
  5. "The Fox" – 1:49
  6. "Maybe She Go" (Delaplain) – 1:47
  7. "The Lass from the Low Countree" (John Jacob Niles) – 4:33
  8. "Timber" (Gary) – 3:11
  9. "Deep River" – 3:00
  10. "Chilly Winds" – 2:43
  11. "Greensleeves" – 2:50
  12. "Devilish Mary" – 1:52
  13. "All the Pretty Little Horses" – 3:01
  14. "The Midnight Special" (Huddie Ledbetter) – 2:36
  15. "Take This Hammer" (Ledbetter) – 3:25



  1. ^ a b Editorial Staff, Billboard (28 October 1957). "'Audition' October Albums". The Billboard. The Billboard Publishing Co. Retrieved 20 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D.. At the Gate of Horn at AllMusic