This song was originally reserved for Shingai Shoniwa, who's a huge Odetta fan, but the success of The Noisettes' most recent album meant that she no longer had the time to do it. Happily, former Sneaker Pimps frontwoman Kelli Ali readily stepped into the breach and delivered this unique, hypnotic take on the song within just a few weeks of being invited to take part. The interplay between Alan Lacroix's acoustic guitar and Jane South's flute reaches a dazzling intensity as Kelli's cooing birdsong vocals drift in and out in a lullabic haze.
from Beautiful Star: The Songs Of Odetta
released November 30, 2009
Kelli Ali – vocals
Alan Lacroix – guitar
Jane South – flute
Arranged by Kelli Ali, Alan Lacroix and Jane South (MCPS). Recorded and engineered by Luke Buttery at The Way Studio, London
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