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TRACY CHAPMAN

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American singer and composer. Born in 1964 in Cleveland. This black female singer - proof that to this day in rock music sensations may occur: so swift it was off to the stellar orbit in 1988.

. Tracy's childhood was sad: lonely girl, . avidly read and listen to records by Bob Dylan, . Joni Mitchell, . Aretha Franklin and Ol Green, . she attended a private school, . then entered the University of Massachusetts, . there in the early eighties she began performing in various clubs, . fulfilling a favorite with her childhood folk-rock.,

. It was noticed by representatives of the company SBK Publishing, and she recorded the first album
. produced by David Kershenbaum, who previously produced work of Joan Baez, Richie Heyvensa and Joe Jackson. Soon lured her to his company Elektra Records and manager Elliot Roberts (Managing Director of Neil Young and others) - despite the fact that black folk singers were in great demand by the public. But the music and the personality of Tracy Chapman could not overcome their prejudices.

After the release in 1988, recorded on Elektra Records debut album, Roberts decided to "run" the singer in London, at a concert in honor of the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Tracy was supposed to "fill the pause between the speeches of recognized musicians, but it happened kind of lining for sound engineers, and she sang instead of three songs - five. And for those few minutes, literally mesmerized television audience of many millions and tens of thousands of listeners who were present in the hall. Within days of her album entered the UK Top 3, while the single "Fast Car" - in Top 10. In the same year she went with Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel's world tour in from the organization Amnesty International, and her album sold two million copies.

. The second album, as it often does not justify reasonable expectations, Tracy, but she, unlike many colleagues who had a similar situation forced the jaws of the spirit, calm and efficiency.


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