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Odetta
Program 919
Original Airdate: 5/25/1979

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American women
Folk music - United States
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Gordon, Odetta

Program Description
Program consists of an interview with, and live studio performance by, Odetta Gordon, a classically trained musician turned folk singer. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with Odetta backstage before the performance about her birthday, her religious perspectives (especially her interest in Eastern spiritual beliefs), the music tradition from which she draws, her good feelings about tonight's performance, and her change from classical to folk music. (An on-stage interview after her performance also introduces questions about her inspiration, her involvement in civil rights struggles, and the artists that have influenced her.) Program closes with an Odetta-led a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" with audience participation.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deere

Director
David Atwood

Host
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Guests
Odetta Gordon

Performers
Odetta Gordon (singer / songwriter)

Others
Marc Beeres (intern)
Susan Brennan (audio)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Diana Fong (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Harvey Hudson (audio)
Tiit Koppel (lighting assistant)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (lighting assistant)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
John Plausse (lighting)
George Rivera (director - documentary material)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Iris Rosenthal (camera)
Lee Smith (camera)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (boom operator)
John L. Sullivan (camera assistant)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-04587
Original footage VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 7134-60
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -5 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -6 (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00458
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00542
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3198-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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