Songs from Other Eras – Yet Relevant Still

Tracy Chapman – The times they are changing

 

Tracy Chapman – Talking about a revolution

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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20 Responses to Songs from Other Eras – Yet Relevant Still

  1. Ron Irvine says:

    I love Tracy Chapman. These are two of my favorites.

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  2. Aquileana says:

    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 😀

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  3. 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.

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  4. schuttzie says:

    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!

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  5. smilecalm says:

    nice songs!
    silly me
    didn’t realize we’re in
    a different era, dear Carol 🙂

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.)

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  8. Shery Alexander Heinis says:

    I have both of her first two CDs. What a talent!

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  9. inavukic says:

    Whenever my spirits need uplifting I go for Tracy’s music – her voice simply penetrates deep

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  10. Jeff Nguyen says:

    I love Tracy Chapman, her honesty and talent is just breathtaking to behold. I’ve always liked this song immensely, as well:

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