Friday, September 07, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 58

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

I have to give my father credit for introducing me to Tracy Chapman. I remember being driven to school and her stuff always playing. I loved and still like this song quite a bit.

Tracy Chapman and I have an interesting relationship. I cant stand her music anymore BUT there are a few songs like Crossroads, The Promise, Revolution etc that i can manage to listen to but its unlikely that i will have her songs on repeat. She is a phenomenally talented singer/songwriter i will admit. ....

This song is from her debut album and this song was the best selling single on that effort. My friend Olawunmi is probably her biggest fan and i give him credit for making me listen to a few of her recent stuff.

This is a monumental song but it introduced the world to this incredible talent. It also won the Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1988



Nyemoni said...

Last night I heard the screaming, loud voices behind the wall..another sleepless night for me, it wont do no good to call the police...prayed that I was dreaming...when I saw the ambulance on the road..

Those were the first words of hers I heard... Thanks to my bro.. She's really good!

Soul said...

Nice. i posted this video today cos tracy voice has been soothing me this week. i don't think I could ever get tired of it. I love her vibralto. she's my numero uno song writer.

Patrice said...

I love her vibrato too, and the texture and apparent effortlessness of her voice.

Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
'Cause tramps like us, baby we we were born to run

Lyrics above are from Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run. Wouldn't it be something if he and Tracy Chapman produced a hybrid version of their signature tunes. On second thought, better to leave the songs alone.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

love her

shes in my top ten...........coming soon

Anonymous said...

I love her...her voice is perfection... i love her for other reasons i cant really say but she featured a lot in my life growing up... havent heard any of the newer stuff though i must admit

Onada said...

i love tracy chapman. she's awesome!!

~Mimi~ said...

i love 'fast car'

i can remember the first time i heard it......awesome song!

oh yea, bettyboopu, knowing ur crazy love for memes, nyemoni has a new one but why do i have the feeling its one you've done? anyway just giving you a heads-up

Noni Moss said...

I know what you mean. Fast Car is my most favourite song of hers. Beautiful.