To Ella

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To Ella
a.k.a. Odetta (Silverwolf album)
& American Folk Music Pioneer
Odetta - To Ella cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 1998
April 8, 2003
June 3, 2003
RecordedKerrville Folk Festival, late 1990s
GenreFolk, Blues
LabelSilverwolf 1012 (To Ella)
Silverwolf 1038 (Odetta)
ProducerMurray Krugman
Odetta chronology
The Best of Odetta: Ballads and Blues
To Ella
a.k.a. Odetta (Silverwolf album)
& American Folk Music Pioneer

Blues Everywhere I Go
Alternative album covers
Odetta (Silverwolf album) (2003)
Odetta (Silverwolf album) (2003)
Alternative cover
American Folk Pioneer (2003)
American Folk Pioneer (2003)

To Ella is an album by American folk singer Odetta, released 1998 on Silverwolf Records. Recorded live at the Kerrville Folk Festival, it features traditional songs including "Amazing Grace" and a 27-minute "Ancestors Suite" containing several songs.

The album is dedicated to the memory of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who died in 1996 (but doesn't contain any Ella Fitzgerald songs).

The album was re-released twice in 2003, and, confusingly, the CDs had two different names: Odetta (also on Silverwolf Records) and American Folk Pioneer (American Legends).

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs Traditional unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Black Woman" – 3:10
  2. "The Fox" – 2:44
  3. Suite: Ancestors: – 27:55
    1. "900 Miles"
    2. "Red Clay Country"
    3. "Another Man Done Gone" (Hall, Lomax, Lomax, Ruby Pickens Tartt)
    4. "No More Cane on the Brazos"
    5. "Pretty Horses"
    6. "Poor Wayfarin' Stranger"
    7. "900 Miles (Reprise)"
    8. "Shenandoah"
    9. "Can't Keep from Cryin'"
    10. "Trouble"
  4. "Ol' Lady Sally" – 1:03
  5. "Amazing Grace" (Newton) – 2:06



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