WUMB Unarchives First-Ever Radio Interview With Tracy Chapman

wumb unarchives first-ever radio interview with tracy chapman

WUMB has something very special from Tracy Chapman – listen to a sample here.

Throughout Public Radio Music Month, Boston’s WUMB station has shared some incredible moments from its history as well as testimonials and performances from local public radio artists. Today, the station has unarchived the first ever radio interview with singer Tracy Chapman, taped in 1985, two years before the release of her self-titled debut album.

The one-hour piece showcases the resounding poise and natural talent Chapman possessed when she was just in her early 20s, studying at Tufts. Stream the first of three segments from this interview on WUMB’s website.

WUMB will post two additional segments from the piece tomorrow and Wednesday this week, so visit WUMB’s PRMM page to hear the remainder of Tracy’s interview with host Richard Reinert for WUMB’s program Circles in the Stream.