Green Rocky Road: The Loop Tapes, Pine Street Recordings
Label: Delmore Recordings
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Never-released 1963 home recordings packaged in a CD gatefold Japanese mini-LP jacket. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that housed the Cotton Eyed Joe release. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Peter Mew. With 8-page booklet with beautiful, newly-unearthed photos of Karen Dalton from 1962-1963. Liner notes by Dick Weissman. The release of Green Rocky Road fills in the lacunae in the rightly romanticized mythos of the late folk music legend Karen Dalton and goes a long way in clarifying her crucial role in the evolution of modern acoustic music from 'folk' source materials. Includes a lengthy interview with Joe Loop who was Karen's friend and patron in the early 60's when he'd often book her into the coffee house he ran in Boulder CO. The new album features private recordings she made at his home while visiting (last year saw the release of live recordings from said coffee house). The only formal studio recordings made during Karen's lifetime -- released in 1969 and 1971 respectively -- were thoroughly dissected upon their recent re-release. As wonderful as these albums were, they captured Karen in relatively awkward circumstances. Green Rocky Road, along with last year's Cotton Eyed Joe, provide a rare glimpse of Karen Dalton circa 1962 and 1963 at her most pure, most powerful, and at ease. These recordings, released by Delmore Recordings (in association with the Megaphone label), document her unique artistry at the time she was profoundly influencing the likes of Fred Neil, Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan.
Cat. number: DEL 002CD