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Tracy Chapman Smartly Updated Her Approach on ‘Our Bright Future’

Tracy Chapman Smartly Updated Her Approach on ‘Our Bright Future’

Tracy Chapman stayed true to her narrative vision on ‘Our Bright Future,’ issued 10 years ago today. She just added a few intriguing musical wrinkles.

David Crosby's Sky Trails is out Sept. 29.

David Crosby – ‘Here If You Listen’ (2018)

While nearly all of his contemporaries have flamed out or ambled off into the sunset, David Crosby keeps charging toward the sunrise.

Eric Bibb – ‘Global Griot’ (2018)

Eric Bibb – ‘Global Griot’ (2018)

Eric Bibb bites off a lot on ‘Global Griot,’ but if there’s anyone who can pull all of this together, it’s this guy.

The Beatles, “I’m Looking Through You” from ‘Rubber Soul’ (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’m Looking Through You” from ‘Rubber Soul’ (1965): Deep Beatles

“I’m Looking Through You” paints a vivid picture of a troubled relationship, but another muse may have inspired this Beatles track: Bob Dylan.

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

In the beginning, Donovan was often dismissed as a minor-league Bob Dylan. But he proved critics wrong with ‘Sunshine Superman.’

Laurence Juber – Standard Time (1982; 2018 reissue)

Laurence Juber – Standard Time (1982; 2018 reissue)

‘Standard Time’ launched Wings guitarist Laurence Juber’s highly respected career as a sophisticated yet graceful finger-style solo performer.

Linda and Richard Thompson, “The Great Valerio” (1974): One Track Mind

Linda and Richard Thompson, “The Great Valerio” (1974): One Track Mind

A classic song closing a classic, acclaimed album, Linda and Richard Thompson’s “The Great Valerio” still captivates, decades after its creation.

The Wood Brothers – One Drop of Truth’ (2018)

The Wood Brothers – One Drop of Truth’ (2018)

With emotional directness, wit, and uncanny musicianship found on ‘One Drop of Truth,’ pure Wood Brothers translates into pure roots rock joy.

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Few seem to know that Joan Baez is a gifted songwriter in her own right, composing many powerful and poetic tracks over the course of the decades.

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry is known primarily in the U.S., unfortunately, as a one-hit wonder. The ‘Dawn Albums Collection’ puts “In the Summertime” in context.

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