Good news for fans of the lady - Karen Dalton - who Dylan called one of his favorites when he was performing at the Cafe Wha?. There's a new 2-CD set coming out chronicling Dalton's 1962 performances at a Boulder, Colorado club.
According to the latest news Cotton Eyed Joe will be released - at least in Europe - on August 27, 2007. No word from the U.S. distributors, Delmore Recordings, on their release, but hopefully around the same time frame. The U.S. package reportedly will include a DVD with "live footage of Karen Dalton circa 1969-70." This appears to be the material from a French documentary that was included on the 2006 European re-release of Dalton's album, In My Own Time, but was not part of the U.S. package. The clip above of Dalton doing God Bless the Child is from that documentary, as is the earlier clip we posted of Dalton doing It Hurts Me Too.