Here is a wondeful performance by the great singer Karen Dalton, too young disapperaed, long underrated but recently rediscovered.
Karen Dalton (born in Enid, Oklahoma, of Cherokee and Irish origin, 1938 - 1993) was an American folk singer and banjo player associated with the early 1960's Greenwich Village folk scene, particularly with Fred Neil and the Holy Modal Rounders as well as Bob Dylan. Her bluesy, world-weary voice is often compared to that of iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday. She sang blues, folk, country, pop, Motown - making over each song in her own style. She played the twelve string Gibson guitar and a long neck banjo. Her second album, "In My Own Time" (1971), was recorded at Bearsville studios, produced by Bob Dylan's former bass player Harvey Brooks, with liner notes by Fred Neil, originally released on Michael Lang's (Woodstock promoter) label, Just Sunshine. The cover photos were taken by Elliot Landy, and piano player Richard Bell guested on the album. Less common is her first album for Capitol, "It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best" (1969), re-released by Koch Records in 1996. Known as "the folk singer's answer to Billie Holiday" and "Sweet Mother K.D.", it is said that the Richard Manuel song "Katie's Been Gone", from The Band's The Basement Tapes, was written about her. Both Dalton's albums were re-released in November 2006.
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