I bought the Karen Dalton reissue "It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best" yesterday, and played it for the first time when I got back after work tonight. "She sure can sing the s*** out of the blues," says Fred Neil (who famously once payed Bob Dylan one dollar for a gig), on the back of the cd; and he's right. Her voice is rich, mellow, smokey, heartbroken and beautiful. After she'd finished, I couldn't put another cd on or turn on the television because I didn't want the air she'd purified by singing to be polluted by an inferior sound.
The cd comes with a dvd of performances by Karen from 1969 and 1970.