Tracy Chapman

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I was thinking of "Fast Car" recently and the P&J thread made me look for her thread, but there's never really been one dedicated to her career.

I guess I'm curious about her beyond her first s/t LP, which is a pretty singular classic. she was a really inspiring presence during her cultural moment in the late '80s.

Anyway what else is good? I think I'm going to try to find the debut today, been wanting to dig into it again.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:16 (five years ago) link

was "Give Me One Reason" the last twelve bar blues to reach the top 10?

example (crüt), Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:17 (five years ago) link

I forgot that was such a late success. 1995!

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:40 (five years ago) link

I always check out a new Tracy Chapman album when it arrives, and they're always satisfying, but I really don't remember much about any of them except for liking them at the time.

I've heard from some people in San Francisco that she's turned into a reclusive shut-in, which is sad.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:55 (five years ago) link

I binged on her music this summer. So good. There's a live acoustic recording of Baby Can I Hold You from French Radio on YouTube that is incredible. Definitive version for me.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:26 (five years ago) link

http://youtu.be/UTF2qZbVnCM

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:28 (five years ago) link

thank you omar for starting a real-deal thread about tracy chapman! i posted to one of the other TC threads but none of them were just about her in general

marcos, Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:45 (five years ago) link

the debut is just incredible

marcos, Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:46 (five years ago) link

i don't know much about the rest though, i'm curious. i often have "talkin bout a revolution" floating around in my head

marcos, Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:47 (five years ago) link

it's kind of a shame that the charts don't have much room for music like this anymore. and i mean i generally LIKE a lot of the songs on the charts. that period in the late '80s and early '90s seemed particularly good for a mix of every imaginable genre, including a folk song.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:01 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Then Play Long reaches Tracy Chapman and comes back with a whole lot else: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tracy-chapman-tracy-chapman.html

agincourtgirl, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:01 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Then Play Long reaches Tracy Chapman at her own Crossroads: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/tracy-chapman-crossroads.html

agincourtgirl, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:10 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

It’s pleasant pop-blues number (as you say). Somewhat “ephemeral,” yes, but — would you turn the radio off if it came on? I wouldn’t.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Saturday, 26 January 2019 02:35 (one year ago) link

I would turn off the radio, burn the car, and execute anyone within 500 ft of it.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 January 2019 02:47 (one year ago) link

lol

i stan corrected (morrisp), Saturday, 26 January 2019 02:49 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

was "Give Me One Reason" the last twelve bar blues to reach the top 10?

― example (crüt), Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:17 AM (five years ago) bookmarkflaglink

I just found myself wondering this this morning. So was it??

J. Sam, Saturday, 17 October 2020 17:13 (one week ago) link


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