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Karen Dalton

In My Own Time

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Description


Recorded over a six-month period in 1970/71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Dalton's 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 Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and Miles’ Bitches Brew. It features ten songs that reflect Dalton's incredible ability to break just about anybody's heart – from her spectral evocation of Joe Tate's “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 Jones' “Take Me” and Holland-Dozier-Holland's “How Sweet It Is.”

Artist Bio

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 hero’s 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 Band’s “Katie’s Been Gone” (on The Basement Tapes) and Nick Cave’s “When I First Came To Town” (from Henry’s Dream).

Recorded over a six-month period in 1970-71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Dalton’s 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 Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and Miles’ Bitches Brew. It features ten songs that reflected Dalton’s incredible ability to break just about anybody’s heart – from her spectral evocation of Joe Tate’s “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 Jones’ “Take Me” and Holland-Dozier-Holland’s “How Sweet It Is.”

Learn more about  In My Own Time and it's 50th anniversary: 

"Karen was tall, willowy, had straight black hair, was long-waisted and slender, what we all wanted to look like. And her blend of influences – the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the immersion of Nina Simone, the Appalachian keen of Jean Ritchie, the R&B and country that had to seep in as she made her way to New York from Oklahoma – created a ‘voice for the jaded ear.’” - Lacy J. Dalton 

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Something On Your Mind
  • 2 When a Man Loves a Woman
  • 3 In My Own Dream
  • 4 Katie Cruel
  • 5 How Sweet It Is
  • 6 In a Station
  • 7 Take Me
  • 8 Same Old Man
  • 9 One Night of Love
  • 10 Are You Leaving for the Country
  • 11 Something On Your Mind (Alternate Mix) [Digital Only Bonus Track]
  • 12 In My Own Dream (Alternate Mix) [Digital Only Bonus Track]
  • 13 Katie Cruel (Alternate Mix) [Digital Only Bonus Track]
  • 14 Are You Leaving For The Country (Backwards) [Digital Only Bonus Track]