Since age 11, Tracy Hamlin has been spreading her gift of music to audiences of all diversities. Her limitless vocal and songwriting abilities have placed her in a unique position to offer her audience a well- rounded, unforgettable music experience.
This Baltimore native built her music career on the solid foundation of education, studying classical music at the Baltimore School of the Arts and further training at the Prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music.
A former pageant winner, holding the title of Miss Baltimore and Miss Talented Teen of Maryland, Tracy draws inspiration for her music from her life experiences and those who surround her. She has performed with music greats such as Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Acoustic Alchemy and Richard Elliott to name a few. In recent years, Hamlin was the lead vocalist with Heads Up International recording artists, Pieces of a Dream. Tracy toured internationally with the group and was featured on “No Assembly Required” (2005) and “Love’s Silhouette” (2002).
While Tracy Hamlin is perhaps best known for her longtime association with Pieces of a Dream, her first solo album, “Seasons” set the tone for her to take her place center stage. Featuring both Najee on flute and Pieces of a Dream, this stellar collection from 2005 proved to be a wonderful representation of her rich vocal tones. Attracting both R&B and jazz aficionados, “Seasons” was a glowing affirmation of her burgeoning talent.
Now, Tracy is back with her sophomore album, “Better Days”. An excellent follow up to “Seasons”, “Better Days” gives the listening audience an accurate illustration of Ms. Hamlin’s musical world. Songs like, “You’ve Got To Let Go” and “No Regrets”, pleasantly place one in a position of self-reflection while “Better Days” and “Free” offer lyrics of hope and optimism for the future. With producers, Phil Davis, Eric Valentine and Kelvin Wooten on board, “Better Days” is sure to take listeners on a refreshing musical journey.
Onaje Allen Gumbs - Jazz Piano
George Gray - Jazz Drums
Eric Wheeler - Upright Bass
Eric Essix - Guitar
Kelley O'Neal - Saxophone
PJ Spraggins - Funk Drums
Sean Michael Ray - Funk Bass
Tyrone Jackson - Funk Keyboards
Tracy Hamlin - Better Days..........DMH Records 2009
Tracy Hamlin - Seasons...............DMH Records 2005
Paul Reed Smith - The New Equation.................PRS Music 2005
Streetwise - Slow Jamz Album.....................Shanachie Records 2004
Pieces of a Dream - No Assembly Required........Heads Up 2004
Ronald "Boo" Hinkson - Beyond........Zephryn Records 2003
Dr. Bob Jones - Trust The DJ:BJ02................Trust The DJ Records 2003
Negril Chill - Various Artists....................Shanachie Records 2003
Stand - Jasper Street Co.....................God's House Records 2003
Peggy Britt - Silhouette......................Nabi Records 2002
Pieces of a Dream - Love's Silhouette.............Heads Up 2002
Reformation - Compilation One.................Daytime Records 2000
Edna Garte - Songs for Free Spirits................Order Records 2000
Stacey Kidd - He's the One.............Basement Boy Records 2001
Bruce Myers - Boat Logic................BRM Records 2001
DJ Spen - Jasper Street Co.......................Basement Boy Records 1997
Jeff Order - Bridges................................Order Records 1996
Spur of the Moment - Anytime, Anyplace......Pinnacle Records 1996
Uprising - Unconquered Lions................Order Records 1996
Sublevel - Time & Time Again................King Street Records 1994
Chuck Brown - You've Changed (duet)..........ND/Goff Records 1991
Irvin Lee - Irvin Lee Project...................Checkpoint Records 1990
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TRACY'S MUSIC is the VOICE of God! Continue to sing from your heart! Reviewer: Sharon Williams Any...TRACY'S MUSIC is the VOICE of God! Continue to sing from your heart!
Reviewer: Sharon Williams
Anyone who rides in my car gets a personal introduction to the cd, such an outstanding and superb selection of music. A little something for everyone. I gave my personal copy to my keyboardists, encouraged other friends to purchase as well, and will order another for myself! I look forward to the next project.
Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! Tracy Hamlin is awesome. If you do not have the CD, then you need to buy it right now. The entire CD is off the chain.
The best in my collection
Reviewer: lee west
This CD was recommended to me by my cousin. I took a chance and bought one. I can't get enough of it. This is a classice that can be played for many years and Tracy's voice will always give you chills. Tracy you have a voice that could only be given by God. Cherish what you have and thanks for the album.
Magnificent Work....Many Blessings To You
Reviewer: Sharon Parish
This was yet one of the best CD's I've heard. Congrats on a job well done. The entire CD is AWESOME. Still I Rise has always been one of my favorites (a testimony for me), but after hearing Tracy sing it all I can say is WOW what a powerful voice. I can't wait for the next CD and the next and the next. A true fan for life.
The best cd ever heard
Reviewer: Corlissa Moses
This cd I brought it when it first came out and I am still listen to it. Evertime I her this cd it feels like the first time. So if you do not have it go get it you will love it she is one of the best singers that I have heard in a lond time I can't wait tell they start playing here music world wide beacuse she needs to be heard by everyone and I believe they will love this music. A place called home is one of my favorite songs when I hear it brings tears to my Eyes because it makes me think of my dad. so again if you don't have the cd go get you will say thats what my cd racks been missing.
Reviewer: Deborah Gordon
This CD is "OUTSTANDING." I bought it mainly for "Heaven's a place called home" which is magnificant, but the entire CD is awesome. This girl can Sang!! I even spent the extra to have it shipped next day, that is how bad I wanted it. I cry every time I hear Heaven's a place called home. FANTASTIC!
We both love the CD
Reviewer: Don and Gwendolyn Ockimey
I (Gwen) got the CD because of the song A Place Called Home and fell in love with all of the cuts. My husband is from Baltimore and when I told him about Tracy ,he wanted to hear the CD and he also loves it. When's the next one coming out?
I think it was terrific!
Reviewer: Van White
Great debut CD. I can't wait for the next one.
It was easy to order and I like the cd
Reviewer: cheryll tolver
i wil recommend this cd to my friends and tell them how and where to buy it.
Tracy has one of the greatest voices EVER! Her CD is one of the best CDs I have ever listened to, and I have heard many. Looking forward to her second CD. I have since purchase 2 more as gifts for friends, and they were so grateful.
I really enjoy this album. Ms. Hamlin has a great voice. I hope she releases a second album very soon.
I'm really enjoying Tracy's CD. It's a pleasure to hear songs that are postive and upbuilding. I was impressed with the music and lyrics. Tracy has a strong beautiful voice. I'm very happy and excited for her. I love all the songs, my favorites are "Because I Am Special", "Seasons" and Tracy's rendition of "Still I Rise". Anyone who'll listen to the CD, will have their own favorite songs that they can relate to. Don't miss out on something very special.
You've Done It!
Reviewer: Michelle Donnell
WOW! I totally loved Seasons! I let my husband listen to it and now I need to buy one for myself because he won't give it back! My favorite song is A Place Called Home. The song brings me to tears because it's so well lyrically and musically written, and her beautiful voice is the icing on the cake. I've always liked Yet Still I Rise, but Tracy took it to another level. Been There, Done That is my favorite ATTITUDE song! Excellent work!
Reviewer: Brian Donnell
Tracy's CD is the best thing I've heard since Jill Scott's first one. This is absolutely AMAZING!
Nothing short of superb, Hamlin's vocals are captivating!
Nothing short of superb, Hamlin's vocals are captivating! She's definently about to enter a new season of success!!!
Reviewer: Deatrice Isaac
Tracy is an ageless talent that seems to have been around forever. The time has come for the entire world to experience and enjoy the phenomenal, soulful singing of this talented artist. All of the tracks on the CD can be listened to and enjoyed over and over again, however, A Place Called Home and Still I Rise showcase her vocal richness, versatility and range. Seasons is smooth as butter and sends you to a relaxing place and Been There, Done That is funky and sassy just like Tracy. She is a diva and deserves all of the accolades that are sure to come. Watch out world here comes Tracy Hamlin!
Reviewer: Harry Spelt
In recent years Tracy was featured on various cd's as a guest vocalist. Now she made her debut as a solo artist and it is a great debut. Besides a very gifted singer Tracy turns out to be a fine composer too, the songs she (co-)wrote are among the best songs on the album. There is not a bad song on this cd. In my opinion the ballads "A place called home" , "again" and "Still I rise" are the highlights. The musicians on this album are among the best, Gerald Veasley, David Dyson, Najee, James Lloyd, Chris Harmon, John Stoddart etc. Check it out and you won't be disappointed
A Mike Joyce Review
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Baltimore vocalist Tracy Hamlin joined the ensemble toward the end of its 90-minute set. She displa...Baltimore vocalist Tracy Hamlin joined the ensemble toward the end of its 90-minute set. She displayed a voice capable of reaching Patti Labelle-like heights and a flair for performing inspirational ballads that build to a dramatic pitch.
Even in Trinidad
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Female lead singer Tracy Hamlin's powerful voice ranged from sweet and low to thrilling heights on S...Female lead singer Tracy Hamlin's powerful voice ranged from sweet and low to thrilling heights on Songs like Still I Rise, Devotion and My Funny Valentine.
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"Devotion," which was laid down in 1974 by Earth, Wind and Fire. As rendered by Pieces [of a Dream]..."Devotion," which was laid down in 1974 by Earth, Wind and Fire. As rendered by Pieces [of a Dream] it is hot, with a heavy beat and rich soulful vocals by Tracy Hamlin. It is breathtaking.
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Ms. Tracy Hamlin is undoubtedly the most outstanding female vocalist Pieces of a Dram has ever featu...Ms. Tracy Hamlin is undoubtedly the most outstanding female vocalist Pieces of a Dram has ever featured.
1. AFTER THE LOVIN
2. ALL OF ME
3. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
4. AUTUMN LEAVES
5. BLUES IN THE NIGHT
6. BYE, BYE BLACKBIRD
7. CALLIN YOU
8. CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU
10. CLEAR DAY
11. COME AWAY WITH ME
12. CRY ME A RIVER
13. DON’T EXPLAIN
14. DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
15. FAVORITE THINGS
17. FLY TO ME TO THE MOON
18. FOR ALL WE KNOW
19. GEORGIA ON MIND
20. GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE
21. GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY
22. HOW HIGH THE MOON
23. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON
24. IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
25. IS YOUR IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY
27. LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
28. LUSH LIFE
29. MACK THE KNIFE
31. MERCY. MERCY, MERCY
32. MOON DANCE
33. MY WAY
34. NEARNESS OF YOU
35. ORANGE COLORED SKY
36. OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
37. PAPER MOON
38. ROUND MIDNIGHT
39. SENTIMENTAL REASONS
40. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
42. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
43. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
44. STORMY WEATHER
45. STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT
46. TAKE THE A TRAIN
47. TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE
48. THE LOOK OF LOVE
49. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
50. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
51. THEM THERE EYES
52. THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
53. THIS CAN’T BE LOVE
54. THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
55. TRAVELIN LIGHT
58. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
59. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
60. YOU’VE CHANGED
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