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Playlist of Karen Dalton (singer)

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  • Karen Dalton - It Hurts Me Too

    3:06

    Visit:
    from It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969) album

  • Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind

    3:22

    From the album In My Own Time

    Yesterday any way you made it was just fine,
    So you turned your days into night-time,
    Didnt you know, you cant make it without ever even trying?
    And somethings on your mind, isnt it

    Let these times show you that youre breaking up the lines,
    Leaving all your dreams too far behind,
    Didnt you see, you cant make it without ever even trying?
    And somethings on your mind.

    Maybe another day youll want to feel another way, you cant stop crying,
    You havent got a thing to say, you feel you want to run away
    Theres no use trying, anyway.
    Ive seen the writing on the wall,
    Who cannot maintain will always fall,
    Well, you know, you cant make it without ever even trying.

    And somethings on your mind, isnt it
    Tell the truth now, isnt it
    And somethings on your mind, isnt it

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  • Karen Dalton - Its Alright

    5:47

    Live recordings from a small folk club in Denver in 1962 called The Attic.

    Album: Cotton Eyed Joe
    Artist: Karen Dalton

  • Karen Dalton - In My Own Time

    34:41

    1 - Something on Your Mind - 0:00
    2 - When a Man Loves a Woman - 3:29
    3 - In My Own Dream - 6:22
    4 - Katie Cruel - 10:40
    5 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - 13:02
    6 - In a Station - 16:47
    7 - Take Me - 20:38
    8 - Same Old Man - 25:20
    9 - One Night of Love - 28:04
    10 - Are You Leaving for the Country - 31:24

    Label Paramount Records
    Producer Harvey Brooks

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  • Karen Dalton Tribute

    3:25

    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.
    Enjoy Karen Dalton's style!

  • Karen Dalton - In My Own Time Full Album

    34:40

    Karen Dalton - In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    1. 00:00:00 Karen Dalton Something on Your Mind
    2. 00:03:23 Karen Dalton When a Man Loves a Woman
    3. 00:06:22 Karen Dalton In My Own Dream
    4. 00:10:40 Karen Dalton Katie Cruel
    5. 00:13:02 Karen Dalton How Sweet It Is
    6. 00:16:45 Karen Dalton In a Station
    7. 00:20:37 Karen Dalton Take Me
    8. 00:25:17 Karen Dalton Same Old Man
    9. 00:28:02 Karen Dalton One Night of Love
    10. 00:31:21 Karen Dalton Are You Leaving for the Country

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

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  • Katie Cruel - Karen Dalton

    2:53

    Katie Cruel (Alternate version) - Karen Dalton In My Own Time

  • Karen Dalton - Pastures of Plenty

    3:54

    Live recordings from a small folk club in Denver in 1962 called The Attic.

    Album: Cotton Eyed Joe

  • SAME OLD MAN by Karen Dalton

    2:51

    'Same Old Man' appears to be a variation of one of my favourite songs, 'Old Man At The Mill', done by various people such as Ian Matthews, the Dillards and Doc Watson. This is the slowest version, but I like it too, particularly Karen Dalton's unusual voice (some raise similarities with Billie Holiday's).

    A cult singer, 12-string guitarist, and banjo player of the New York 1960s folk revival, Karen Dalton is not widely known, despite counting the likes of Bob Dylan and Fred Neil among her acquaintances (see photo of them in the slideshow). She only recorded a few albums and her voice was not what you would call mainstream. The Band's Katie's Been Gone, included on The Basement Tapes, is rumoured to be about Dalton.

    Her albums are available at places such as Amazon. I have put together a slideshow video for this song.

    Comments and ratings are welcome.

    In the meantime, here is a version of Old Man at the Mill I did on my other channel:

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  • Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel

    2:22

    Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel
    Katie Cruel is a traditional American folksong, likely of Scottish origin. As a traditional song, it has been recorded by many performers, but the best known recording of the song is by Karen Dalton on the album In My Own Time. The American version of the song is said to date to the Revolutionary War period., the full lyrics are:

    When I first came to town,
    They called me the roving jewel;
    Now they've changed their tune,
    They call me Katy Cruel,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Chorus
    Oh that I was where I would be,
    Then I would be where I am not,
    Here I am where I must be,
    Go where I would, I can not,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    When I first came to town,
    They brought me the bottles plenty;
    Now they've changed their tune,
    They bring me the bottles empty,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Chorus

    I know who I love,
    And I know who does love me;
    I know where I'm going,
    And I know who's going with me,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Chorus

    Through the woods I go,
    And through the bogs and mire,
    Straightway down the road,
    And to my heart's desire,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Chorus

    Eyes as bright as coal,
    Lips as bright as cherry,
    and 'tis her delight
    To make the young girls merry,
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Chorus

    When I first came to town
    They called me the roving jewel
    Now they've changed their tune
    They call me Katy Cruel
    Oh, diddle, lully day,
    Oh, de little lioday.

    Origins

    The opening verse of the song bears a strong resemblance to the Scottish song, Licht Bob's Lassie, whose opening verses mirror the song in both notional content and form.

    First when I cam' tae the toon
    They ca'd me young and bonnie
    Noo they've changed my name
    Ca' me the licht bob's honey

    First when I cam' tae the toon
    They ca'd me young and sonsie
    Noo they've changed my name
    They ca' me the licht bob's lassie

    Licht Bob's Lassie would appear to tell a story about a camp follower or prostitute:

    I'll die my petticoats red
    And face them wi' the yellow
    I'll tell the dyser lad
    That the licht bob I'm tae follow

    Feather beds are soft
    And painted rooms are bonnie
    I wad leave them a'
    And jog along wi' Johnny

    Oh my heart's been sair
    Shearin' Craigie's corn
    I winnae see him the nicht
    But I'll see him the morn

    The imagery about dyeing petticoats is shared by the Irish Gaelic lament Siúil A Rúin.

  • Karen Dalton Take Me

    4:40

  • Karen Dalton-In my own dream / Are you leaving for the country

    7:26

    Karen Dalton-In my own dream / Are you leaving for the country
    Album-in my own time

    Karen J. Dalton (born Karen J. Cariker July 19, 1938 March 19, 1993) was an American folk blues singer and banjo player associated with the early 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, particularly with Fred Neil and the Holy Modal Rounders as well as Bob Dylan.

  • Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind

    3:42

    My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday's and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed. - Bob Dylan (from Chronicles, Vol.1)

    All I can say is that she sure can sing the shit out of the blues - Fred Neil.

    Karen Dalton recordings are available from and feature wonderful liner notes from Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart,Lenny Kaye and others.

    This video is a humble little tribute. No copyright infringement is intended. All images and music belong to their respective owners. It is made by fans for fans and not for profit or gain.


    Yesterday any way you made it was just fine,
    So you turned your days into night-time,
    Didn't you know, you can't make it without ever even trying?
    And something's on your mind, isn't it

    Let these times show you that you're breaking up the lines,
    Leaving all your dreams too far behind,
    Didn't you see, you can't make it without ever even trying?
    And something's on your mind.

    Maybe another day you'll want to feel another way, you can't stop crying,
    You haven't got a thing to say, you feel you want to run away
    There's no use trying, anyway.
    I've seen the writing on the wall,
    Who cannot maintain will always fall,
    Well, you know, you can't make it without ever even trying.

    And something's on your mind, isn't it
    Tell the truth now, isn't it
    And something's on your mind, isn't it

  • Karen Dalton - I love you more than words can say

    3:32

    Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969)

  • Karen Dalton - In My Own Dream

    4:19

    In My Own Dream by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Karen Dalton - In a Station

    3:53

    In a Station by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Karen Dalton - Same Old Man

    2:46

    Same Old Man by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • karen dalton Ribbon Bow

    3:03

    Ribbon Bow I love this song. There isn't much video of Karen available so I patched some things together to make this strictly for entertainment. If you love it buy her albums.

  • Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel

    2:23

    Katie Cruel by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Percy Sledge feat.Michael Bolton - When a Man Loves a Woman

    5:07

    Look at the joy, excitement and happiness on the Percy's face !!!
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    Percy Sledge feat.Michael Bolton - When a Man Loves a Woman
    (Live Duet from VH1 Center Stage)

    When a Man Loves a Woman is a song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright which was recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. It was listed 53rd in the List of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest songs of all time. The sidemen for this recording included Spooner Oldham, organ; Marlin Greene, guitar; Albert Junior Lowe, bass and Roger Hawkins, drums. The music is built around a commonly used descending bass line chord progression as in Pachelbel's canon, or Bach's Air on the G string.

    It was later covered by Michael Bolton in 1991, whose version also reached number one on the U.S. pop and adult contemporary singles charts (Bolton received a Grammy Award for this song). The Michael Bolton version has the distinction of being the last number one song to chart on the old Billboard Hot 100 charting system which relied on sales and airplay reports before switching over to Soundscan.

    Barbara Mandrell recorded a country version of the song that same year. The song has also been recorded by Jerry Butler, Art Garfunkel, Luba, and Karen Dalton.

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  • Karen Dalton - Ribbon Bow

    3:02

  • Micah Dalton- Disappointed

    5:29

    Micah Dalton is soul singer and and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. This video was taken on October 22, 2009 at Georgia Avenue Baptist Church, in the Grant Park area of Atlanta. Micah's father worked at this church in the 80's and he lists this as one of his favorite places in the world to sing.

  • Karen Dalton - Something on Your Mind

    3:25

    Something on Your Mind by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Karen Dalton - Are You Leaving for the Country

    3:15

    Are You Leaving for the Country by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Karen Dalton~Green Rocky Road - Pine Street RecordingsFULL ALBUM

    41:39

    Karen Dalton- Vocals / Long neck Banjo / 12 string guitar.
    Recorded on a reel-to-reel in Karen's Colorado home in 1963.
    1. Green Rocky Road -0:00
    2. Whoopee Ti Yi Yo -4:01
    3. Ribbon Bow -7:26
    4. Katie Cruel -11:35
    5. Little Margaret -16:46
    6. Red Rockin' Chair -21:54
    7. Nottingham Town -25:47
    8. Skillet Good & Greasy- 32:13
    9. In The Evening -36:09



    These rare recordings were later released on this excellent disc . Karen only recorded 2 studio albums. She is a little known figure in the folk world but was adored by those who knew her in the folk clubs and coffee shops in which she (seldomly) performed.
    Karen died in 1993.

    Here is an excellent article that sums it up including great insight from Karen's daughter.

  • Kathy Dalton - Pour Your Wine

    3:00

    From Kathy Dalton's 1973 album Amazing (later re-released as Boogie Bands and One Night Stands). This is another of my favorite songs from this album. Unfortunately, there is some physical damage to the vinyl and I wasn't able to complete remove all the noise. But I think it should still be enjoyable.

  • Karen Dalton - Take Me

    4:41

    Take Me by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Karen Dalton - How Sweet It Is

    3:44

    How Sweet It Is by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Kathy Dalton on September Songs

    2:43

    Performing Aggie's Sewing Machine

  • Karen Dalton Tribute gig @ The Luminaire , Kentish town .

    6:49

    Petra Jean Phillipson pays tribute to her most favored singer with the help of Simon Tong , Nell Catchpole , Paul May , Dom Lash , Trevor & Hanna Moss. Directed by Luke Forsythe.

  • Karen Dalton Blues Jumped The Rabbit

    4:26

    Blues Jumped The Rabbit - Summerville, Colorado 1970. From Karen Dalton's Cotton Eyed Joe double CD & DVD U.S. release on Delmore Recordings.

  • karen dalton - little bit of rain.wmv

    2:08

    You see old pics of Karen in Greenwich Village singing around a mic with Bob Dylan & Fred Neil. Great bluesy singer, not unlike Billie Holiday. However, Karen didn't write, and she had problems with codeine, so folk-boom fame passed her by. She finally was able to make 2 albums in the late 60's / early 70's, but retreated from the world thereafter, and passed away in 1993

  • Karen Dalton - One Night of Love

    3:20

    One Night of Love by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Lisa Leblanc - Katie Cruel on Exclaim! TV

    3:22

    During a recent stopover in Toronto, we met up with LeBlanc before her sold-out show at the Drake Underground to watch her perform a solo rendition of “Katie Cruel” a cut from her debut English EP 'Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted' on Exclaim! TV. November 14, 2014.

    Read the full article now on Exclaim!

    Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan
    Audio by Nash Bussieres
    Filmed at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street W) in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Karen Dalton - Little Bit of Rain

    2:58

    cover of a cover

  • Utah Green - ForTune - The Rain Song

    2:57

    Introducing UTAH GREEN...

    ...The debut album, ForTune, from Asheville, North Carolina's Utah Green available August 3 on The Royal Potato Family.

  • Jessie Kol - Something on Your Mind

    2:57

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    Yesterday any way you made it was just fine
    Saw you turn your days into night-time
    Didn't you know, you can't make it without ever even trying?
    And something's on your mind, isn't it?

    Let these times show you that you're breaking up the lines
    Leaving all your dreams too far behind
    Didn't you see, you can't make it without ever even trying?
    And something's on your mind

    Maybe another day you'll want to feel another way, you can't stop crying
    Haven't got a thing to say, feel you want to run away
    There's no use trying, anyway
    I've seen the writing on the wall
    Who cannot maintain we'll always fall
    Well, you know, you can't make it without ever even trying
    And something's on your mind

    Written by Dino Valenti

  • Karen Dalton - When a Man Loves a Woman

    3:01

    When a Man Loves a Woman by Karen Dalton from the album In My Own Time
    Released 2013-07-05 on Light In The Attic

    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.
    © 2013 Light in the Attic
    ℗ 2013 Light in the Attic

  • Something On Your Mind.mp4

    4:53

    Mavis & Harry original. Written somewhere around 2004. This one has no bass.

  • Somethings On Your Mind

    2:53

    Provided to YouTube by Inertia Pty Ltd

    Somethings On Your Mind (Karen Dalton cover) · Lisa Miller · Lisa Miller

    Car Tape

    ℗ 2000 Raoul Records

    Released on: 1995-12-31

    Composer: Karen Dalton

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Karen Dalton Blues on the Ceiling

    3:37

    For non profit and educational purposes only!

  • Little Bit Of Rain - Karen Dalton

    2:34

    Little Bit Of Rain by Karen Dalton

  • Micah Dalton Autobiography of Milton Burroughs Vinyl, 2.21

    2:50

    Micah performing the Autobiography of Milton Burroughs from the album, Pawnshop, at the official CD release show at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA, 2.21.08. For more info, check out

  • Dave Dalton-Blueprint Of The Blues

    4:53

    Another fabulous tune from the great singer/songwriter !!

  • Karen Egan La Charlatanne

    2:54

    Highlights from chanteuse and comedienne Karen Egan's show, La Charlatanne, as performed in Pavilion Theatre, Dublin 2009.
    Video production:

  • Karen Dalton- Little Bit of Rain

    2:37

  • Karen Dalton - How Sweet It Is

    3:44

    I close my eyes at night
    And wonder what would I be without you in my life
    Everything was just a bore
    All the things I did seems I'd done them before
    But you brighten up all of my days
    With you sweet love in so many ways
    I want to stop and thank you
    I want to stop and thank you

    How sweet it is to be loved by you
    Yes it is
    How sweet it is to be loved by you

    I needed the shelter of someone's arms
    And there you were
    I needed somebody to tell my ups and downs
    And there you were
    Your sweet love and devotion
    Deeply touching my emotions
    I want to stop and thank you
    I want to stop and thank you

    How sweet it is to be loved
    How sweet it is to be loved by you

    I needed the shelter of someone's arms
    And there you were
    I needed somebody to tell my ups and downs
    And there you were
    Your sweet love and devotion
    Deeply touching my emotions
    I want to stop and thank you, baby
    I wanna stop and thank you

    How sweet it is to be loved
    How sweet it is to be loved by you

    How sweet it is to be loved
    How sweet it is to be loved by you..

  • Reason to Believe - Erin Chapin | Tim Hardin cover

    2:48

    Reason to Believe was written by Tim Hardin in 1965. It's been covered by several others (including Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Rod Stewart, and The Carpenters), but my favorite version is Karen Dalton’s. It kicks off her first album titled, “1966.” Check it out - her voice knocks me out every time I hear it.

    Karen Dalton:


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    Rainbow Girls

  • 11.13.19 Something On Your Mind- Karen Dalton Hopmonk Novato, CA

    3:20

    *I do not own the rights to this song*

    11.13.19 Live at Hopmonk Tavern Open Mic in Novato, CA

    Something On Your Mind by Dino Valenti as covered by Karen Dalton

    Mandolin cover by me, Leila Ziari

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