Karen Dalton - In My Own Time LP

(Paramount/Just Sunshine Records, 1971 - Light In The Attic, 2006)


"Folk legend Karen Dalton was the muse of MacDougal Street, the inspiration for 'Katie's Been Gone' (on Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes recordings). She sang with adenoidal melancholy far beyond her years, like a folkie Billie Holiday. This album, recorded in 'Woodstock' (actually, Bearsville, New York) with Harvey Brooks (who had played with both Dylan and Miles Davis), was her second and final record. Dalton died in 1993; in 2004, Dylan said in his Chronicles memoirs that she had been his 'favorite singer.'" - Gavin Edwards for Rolling Stone