Green Rocky Road: Karen Dalton
Green Rocky Road is as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the record Karen Dalton would have made in 1963. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that yielded the live performances comprising the Cotton Eyed Joe release, were nine home recordings of Dalton left alone, with no one watching, no audience to please. Accompanied solely by her own sturdy banjo picking and 12 string strumming, her deep blue, smoky-throated singing evokes the voices and faces of past lives lived – the broken-backed pioneer, the coalminer black with shadow, the stained fingers of the slave, the prostitute…the dead and forgotten. Karen was perhaps the last true folk singer and that’s the bases of the potent appeal of her enigmatic art and of her commercial failure during her too-brief lifetime.
Lovely voice, beautiful songs.
Product Description Not just yet another Sandy Denny best of, I think of it as a upgrade. "A Boxful of Treasures" is said to be the most comprehensive portrait of one of England's finest singer/songwriters. It's a deluxe five CD... Product Description Not just yet another Sandy Denny best of, I think of it as a upgrade. "A Boxful of Treasures" is said to be the most comprehensive portrait of one of England's finest singer/songwriters. It's a deluxe five CD long format box-set. Includes unreleased music such as 'Silver Threads & Golden Needles' (outtake from 'Fotheringay'), 'Losing Game' ((Duet with Jess Roden), 'She Moves Through The Fair' (live duet with Dave Swarbick), plus alternate takes & demo versions, with & without Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, & more. 56-color booklet with a forward by Richard Thompson plus pieces & remembrances from Jim Irvin (MOJO), Joe Boyd, John Renbourn, Linda Thompson, Pete Townshend, & more. Fledg'ling. 2004.
I may never get over Sandy Denny's voice, and her sad, but smart songs of relationships and the odd pice that fits the puzzle even when it shouldn't.