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Shuckin' Sugar

by Karen Dalton

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Gatefold digipak includes 24-page booklet including newly discovered unseen and rare photos, newspaper clippings, artwork by Karen, and a heartfelt 6,000-word essay by veteran UK journalist and author Kris Needs.

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    In celebration of Shuckin' Sugar, Delmore Recording Society presents a limited edition new Karen Dalton T-shirt!

    Available in 4 charismatic colors, sizes XS through XL.
    Printed on 100% cotton, BELLA+CANVAS unisex fine jersey short-sleeved t-shirts.

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    *For our friends who got shut out on RSD, we are making available the remaining in house copies at Delmore HQ.

    Limited to 3,500 copies worldwide, pressed at Third Man Records on transparent, natural vinyl housed in an old style, tip-on jacket. The collection is accompanied by an 8-page booklet featuring a treasure trove of newly discovered photos, newspaper clippings, artwork by Dalton, and a heartfelt 6,000-word essay by veteran UK journalist and author Kris Needs.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Delmore Recording Society releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Shuckin' Sugar, They Don't Know, 38 MacDougal, No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining (Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970-75), The Kingston Springs Suite, Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms?, l V (Intravenous), 1966, and 1 more. , and , .

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Katie Cruel 02:44

about

In 1962, Karen summoned Richard Tucker to join her in Colorado, extolling the healthier lifestyle and plentiful gigs at Boulder folk club, The Attic. Upon his arrival, the pair solidified their personal and professional relationship, riding horses in the mountains, and performing as a duo at parties and venues throughout Denver and Boulder. Stories of the spell they conjured - and rumors of tapes - have circulated among friends and musicians who witnessed them, but until now, no recorded evidence had turned up. Shuckin' Sugar is the glorious result of three reel to reels that miraculously found their way to us in November 2018, which featured two complete shows from The Attic in January '63, and a benefit concert for The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) recorded the following February. Their gigs would often include brief solo sets from Karen and Richard, in addition to the duets, and all seven solo performances by Karen found on the three reels are included here, as well as five duets, sequenced as close to how it all went down as humanly possible. To describe the record would take a poet, but all I can say is that unveiling a missing chapter in the Karen Dalton story - with six songs we've never heard her sing before - is cause for celebration in Delmore's world.

"From her opening, jaw-dropping lift-off with early blues standard "Trouble In Mind," the unique otherworld Karen conjured springs into vivid life. Playing to audiences inevitably bound to the era's formalities and traditions, Karen instinctively pushed the envelope, straying into uncharted territory beyond the established borders. She must have bewildered many who came to see her in those winsome Peter, Paul and Mary times." --From the liner notes by Kris Needs

credits

released May 6, 2022

Karen Dalton - Guitar, Banjo, vocals
Richard Tucker - Guitar, vocals

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Delmore Recording Society Nashville, Tennessee

Delmore Recording Society exists to expose singular artists that don’t quite fit in to the world. The pursuit and discovery of lost tapes is another side of that mission.

We strive to bring something of value into the world…music that might enhance our appreciation of an artist that was under recorded, or whose recordings were never released due to some vagary of the business.
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