Tracy Chapman, Baby Can I Hold You Tonight

Posted on July 7, 2010

I was doing a bit of stumbling and I came across Tracy Chapman singing ‘Fast Car’ which I have to say is an amazing track and reminded me just how good she is. So I decided to have a look at some of her other stuff and found ‘Baby Can I Hold You Tonight’ which is another brilliant track. Now that is too much of a coincidence to be just luck. No there is definitely some serious talent wrapped up in the package that is ‘Tracy Chapman’.

She was born in Cleveland and went to ‘Tufts’ University where she got a Bachelor of Arts degree but later was given an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts. She is pretty private, preferring to keep her working life and private life separate, but she does do a lot of charity work and now lives in San Francisco.

Both the tracks I have discussed here can be found on the album Tracy Chapman along with some other great musicSonique - World of Change & Sweet Vibrations. Read more ... ยป including ‘Talking Bout a Revolution’, all of which you can find listed below.

You might also find that you are interested in Tracy Chapman’s Matters of the Heart album which has received some pretty good reviews, although it is a marked step away from her ‘Fast Car’ and ‘Baby Can I Hold You Tonight’ sound. Some think this album is more sophisticated and better produced, but I guess the only way to find out is to listen to it and see what you think.

Enjoy the video, it is a great sound and makes it pretty obvious why she is held in such high regard.

Tracy Chapman

1. Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
2. Fast Car
3. Across the Lines
4. Behind the Wall
5. Baby Can I Hold You
6. Mountains O’ Things
7. She’s Got Her Ticket
8. Why?
9. For My Lover
10. If Not Now…
11. For You

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