Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” was released on her 1995 album New Beginnings. She first performed it during a 1989 episode of Saturday Night Live. Chapman’s bluesy acoustic plea to a lover to possibly save the ending of a relationship was a delicately expressed emotional stalemate. Her nuanced feelingsContinue Reading

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https://youtu.be/R1P1g4C-Jjg Tracy Chapman made a rare appearance Monday night with a performance of “Talkin’ Bout A Revolution” on Late Night With Seth Myers. The song debuted 32 years ago when Chapman was a new star but the sentiment is timeless. Chapman is among a group of artists that have stressedContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”DwrHwZyFN7M”] Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” was an anomaly when it debuted on American radio in 1988. Chapman’s acoustic Afro-folk and baby locs  had never been heard or seen by a mainstream audience before. The song about a woman’s desire to leave poverty behind was magnetizing because of Chapman’s charisma and ability to make the serious topic non-preachy and unintentionally ambiguous.  The fetching guitar melody and her blisteringContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”DlZxx3elxBE”] Tracy Chapman made a rare contemporary appearance and performed Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” on Letterman. Related posts: Corey Glover Feat. Dennis Diamond-Talkin’ Bout A Revolution Meshell Ndegeocello Covers Nick Drake’s Pink Moon Media Questions Of The Week Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter Villafan Releases Acoustic EPContinue Reading

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