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Old 06-16-2005, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone like her stuff? She was Boston based at one point but now shes sort of omnipresent. I just think shes one of the great underrated folk artists, and im not even speaking about that first album everyone seems to fellatiate (sp?) but her stuff as a whole.

A few of my friends would tell you that "promise" is her best song which is crap because the last thing we need is some sap ballad. In my opinion "fiction" is her fineist work, both musically and lyrically.

And your thoughts are?
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Anyone like her stuff? She was Boston based at one point but now shes sort of omnipresent. I just think shes one of the great underrated folk artists, and im not even speaking about that first album everyone seems to fellatiate (sp?) but her stuff as a whole.

A few of my friends would tell you that "promise" is her best song which is crap because the last thing we need is some sap ballad. In my opinion "fiction" is her fineist work, both musically and lyrically.

And your thoughts are?
i guess i never thought of her as a folk artist, i absolutley love her voice but unfortunatley i never heard much of her stuff, maybe a couple of songs, i especialy like give me one reason to stay here....
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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she does have an amazing voice. Vocal control like that isnt too common with vocalists now days.
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i guess i never thought of her as a folk artist, i absolutley love her voice but unfortunatley i never heard much of her stuff, maybe a couple of songs, i especialy like give me one reason to stay here....
On one of the "very special christmas" CD's she does that song with Eric Clapton, its not bad, because he had nice lead in the breaks where blues songs usually have it. He does alot of singing and he's not as good a singer as er in my opinion.
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i guess i never thought of her as a folk artist, i absolutley love her voice but unfortunatley i never heard much of her stuff, maybe a couple of songs, i especialy like give me one reason to stay here....

Thats the only song i ever heard by her, me and my sister used to sing and dance to that song on the beach wall when we were little.. great memories. heh
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Try Fiction and let me know what you think.
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oh, i forgot to mention the thrill is gone....but it all sounds very bluesy not folky....
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Well again, blues and jazz can all have folk attatched to it. This is why in the other thread about "what folk is" I didn't mention a sound. Its something else. Tracy Chapman is certainly not Clapton of Vaughn, who are blues. Something distinguishes them and its because she plays folk.
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are you sure it's called fiction, i can't find it, maybe there is fiction in the space between?
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what about fast car? im sure youve heard that one...

You see my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
I say his body's too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way



gives me chills, but most of what ive heard from tracy chapman does, theres just so much emotion in her voice.
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