It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best

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It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best
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Studio album by Karen Dalton
Released 1969
August 19, 1997 (reissue)
Recorded 1969 at Studio A, The Record Plant, New York City
Genre Folk blues
Length 30:46
Label Capitol
Koch Entertainment (reissue)
Megaphone (reissue)
Producer Nick Venet
Nicholas Hill (reissue)
Karen Dalton chronology
It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best
(1969)
In My Own Time
(1971)In My Own Time1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]

It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best is the debut album by American folk blues musician Karen Dalton, originally released in 1969 by Capitol Records (see 1969 in music).

The album was subsequently reissued on CD by the Koch label in 1997. Extended liner notes were written by Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders, who writes:

In 2006, Megaphone issued the album again, this time with new packaging, a new booklet and a DVD with archival footage.

In 2009, Light In The Attic Records, once again, reissued the album on vinyl with new packaging and liner notes.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Bit of Rain" (Fred Neil) – 2:30
  2. "Sweet Substitute" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 2:40
  3. "Ribbon Bow" (Traditional; adapted by Karen Dalton) – 2:55
  4. "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) – 3:30
  5. "In the Evening (It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best)" (Leroy Carr) – 4:29
  6. "Blues on the Ceiling" (Fred Neil) – 3:30
  7. "It Hurts Me Too" (Mel London) – 3:05
  8. "How Did the Feeling Feel to You" (Tim Hardin) – 2:52
  9. "Right, Wrong or Ready" (Major Wiley) – 2:58
  10. "Down on the Street (Don't You Follow Me Down)" (Lead Belly) – 2:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Karen Dalton - 12-string guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Kim King - electric guitar
  • Dan Hankin - acoustic guitar
  • Harvey Brooks - bass
  • Gary Chester - percussion
  • Lillian Douma, Sandy Fisher - engineers
  • Joel Brodsky - photography

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