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July 30, 2013
We became friends in the late 1960's and remained so until her passing. Everything about her enriched my life. You were always "on" in her presence as she stuck to her principles and helped others be true to theirs. She had a big heart, incredible depth and immeasurable courage. She backed down before no one and led others fearlessly. On one occasion I watched her face down a packed New York nightclub on another I heard her sing at a sold out concert where there was not a dry eye in the house. May God bless her and be always with her.
June 14, 2012
April 01, 2010
For Odetta...Your powerful voice
is still heard in great respect
by music lovers of all kind.

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
January 21, 2010
Auntie Odetta was a beatiful soul. I love her and miss her greatly. She's now rest with her mother and sister
January 16, 2010
I am grateful for all she gave and inspired. She was a torch from which many candles were lit. May your grieving be peaceful and healing.
May 19, 2009
Odetta was forever a friend. we did not see or talk much but whenever we did it was as if no time had lapsed. Her friends in Halifax, nova scotia Canada will truly miss her.
April 22, 2009
I had read about her music long before I heard her on TV in the mid-sixties singing "Follow the Drinking Gourd." Her powerful voice made a statement for the times, and I sat up and listened. We have all lost someone important here.
March 01, 2009
I never knew Odetta; I'm just one of her many fans. I grew up in awe of her music and undeniable power. She was and always will be an American icon of truth, spirit and human dignity. I feel both, blessed and humbled, when I listen to her music. God Bless you, Odetta Gordon.
January 06, 2009
Sorry about your lost. I didn't know Miss Odetta but I heard her on the blues divas and I fell in love with her music.I believe shes singing for Jesus.Yes she will be miss. [Annette Faulkner] Knoxville Tennessee
December 31, 2008
I am very, very sad that I am here without you except on albums.

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