Back in stock
The late Karen Dalton has been the muse for countless folk rock geniuses, from Bob Dylan to Devendra Banhart, from Lucinda Williams to Joanna Newsom. Legendary singer Lacy J. Dalton actually adopted her heroís surname as her own when she started her career in country music. Karen Dalton had that affect on people - her timeless, aching, blues-soaked, Native American spirit inspired both Dylan & The Bandís 'Katieís Been Gone' (on The Basement Tapes) and Nick Caveís 'When I First Came To Town' (from Henryís Dream). Recorded over a six month period in 1970/71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Daltonís only fully planned and realized studio album. The material was carefully selected and crafted for her by producer/musician Harvey Brooks, the Renaissance man of rock-jazz who played bass on Dylanís Highway 61 Revisited and Milesí Bitches Brew. It features ten songs that reflected Daltonís incredible ability to break just about anybodyís heart - from her spectral evocation of Joe Tateís 'One Night of Love', to the dark tragedy of the traditional 'Katie Cruel'. Known as a great interpreter of choice material, Dalton could master both country and soul genres with hauntingly pining covers of George Jonesí 'Take Me' and Holland-Dozier Hollandís 'How Sweet It Is'.