One of the most beloved figures of American folk music shares the wisdom, history and singing technique that she has acquired during a lifetime of experience. Aspiring singers will be fascinated by Odetta's thoughts on vocal style and technique, how she warms up for a concert, her process in choosing her repertoire and how she approaches a song's lyrics. Includes demonstration/performances of: On top of Old Smoky; Motherless Child; Lay My Burden Down; True Believer; Water is Wide/Gift of Heaven Medley; Sittin' Here in Limbo; Hit or Miss; Cool Water. ©1999, 80 minutes. VHS Video.