Music: Baby in the Cradle

"When I discovered folk music, I suddenly saw how dreadful the world could be," says a singer from Los Angeles known to her friends as Odetta Felious Gordon but to her fans simply as Odetta.

Despite the blues, the anger and the protest that are part of her folk repertory, the world is not being dreadful to Odetta.' This week she moves from Boston's Storyville into Manhattan's Blue Angel, applauded as the most exciting female folk singer in the U.S.

A large, dignified woman of 29, she faces her audience with guitar lightly cradled in...

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