Songs from Other Eras – Yet Relevant Still Tracy Chapman – The times they are changing Tracy Chapman – Talking about a revolution Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 20 thoughts on “Songs from Other Eras – Yet Relevant Still” Add yours I love Tracy Chapman. These are two of my favorites. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for your comments, Ron. Tracy’s work is a gift. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Both songs are amazing, dear Carol!!!… I also love this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO9Qa7MpAvw Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for your kind words, Amalia, and for sharing the lovely, poignant song by Tracy – Fast car. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Tracy Chapman revived the great social commentary folk songs of the 1960s. My favorite rock protest song of that era was “For what it’s worth” by Buffalo Springfield. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for sharing important historical context, Robert, and for sharing another relevant classic from Buffalo Springfiled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIoKr9VDg3A. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love Tracy Chapman…her songs are so thought provoking! I was just listening to her yesterday 🙂 I hadn’t heard the “Times they are Changing”, it is another good one, thank you! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Fascinating that you were listening to Tracy yesterday, too, Barbara. (I originally listened to Bob Dylan singing his song, the times they are a changin’, and discovered Tracy’s version.) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply nice songs! silly me didn’t realize we’re in a different era, dear Carol 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for making me laugh, David. As always, I so appreciate your comments 🙂 LikeLike Reply amazing how we don’t look an era older 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m sure that’s true for you 🙂 For me, only my Gravatar image remains frozen in time 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person I still recall the first time I heard Talking bout a Revolution in a Baskin Robbins store in 1988. Times were so repressive under Reagan, I thought I was hallucinating. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Powerful and important memories, Stuart. Reagan’s reign did usher in an era that was repressive and cold-hearted – a legacy that has sadly been deepening and spreading in recent years. The songs I remember from those years were by Holly Near, from an album called “Watch Out!” “Watch Out! Watch Out! There’s a rumble of war in the air Watch Out! Watch Out! There’s a rumble of war in the air With a man like that you never know where or when He’s gone, he’s gone and sent in the Marines again…” http://hollynear.com/early_warnings.html (Interestingly, when I tried to find a link to her song “Watch Out! on youtube just now, I couldn’t find it, even though I have found it in the past. I was able to find the lyrics on her website.) LikeLike Reply I have both of her first two CDs. What a talent! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I agree, Shery – she is so talented! LikeLike Reply Whenever my spirits need uplifting I go for Tracy’s music – her voice simply penetrates deep LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Ina. She does have an exquisite voice and a heart-touching presence when she sings. LikeLike Reply I love Tracy Chapman, her honesty and talent is just breathtaking to behold. I’ve always liked this song immensely, as well: LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Jeff, this song is beautiful and profound, and I love the power of her grounded presence as she sings it. Thank you for sharing this. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.