Gonna Let It Shine

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Gonna Let It Shine
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Live album by
Released2005
RecordedFordham University, New York, NY
GenreFolk, blues, holiday
LabelM.C.
ProducerMark Carpentieri
Odetta chronology
Women in (E)motion
(2002)
Gonna Let It Shine
(2005)
Best of the M.C. Records Years 1999-2005
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Gonna Let It Shine: A Concert for the Holidays (or simply Gonna Let It Shine), is a live album by American folk singer Odetta, released in 2005. It was recorded at Fordham University in New York City for a public radio broadcast.

Gonna Let It Shine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. It would be the last album of new material Odetta would release during her lifetime.

Track listing[edit]

All songs Traditional unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Intro" – 3:42
  2. "This Little Light of Mine" (Harry Loes) – 5:43
  3. "Rise Up Shepherd" – 3:22
  4. "Mary Had a Baby" – 2:33
  5. "What Month Was Jesus Born In?" – 1:46
  6. "Shout for Joy" – 2:20
  7. "Virgin Mary Had One Son" – 3:17
  8. "Down by the Riverside" – 4:06
  9. "Poor Little Jesus" – 2:15
  10. "Freedom Trilogy: Oh Freedom/Come & Go with Me/I'm on My Way" – 6:32
  11. "Somebody Talking 'Bout Jesus" – 1:40
  12. "Keep on Movin' It On" (Odetta Gordon) – 2:02
  13. "O Jerusalem" (Athena, Faro, Traditional) – 3:33
  14. "If Anybody Asks You" (Gordon) – 5:22
  15. "Midnight Special" (Huddie Ledbetter) – 4:54
  16. "This Little Light of Mine" – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Engineered by Fred Guarino
  • Liner notes by Bernice Johnson Reagon and Odetta
  • Executive producers – Catherine and Mark Carpentieri

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