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Down So Low: Tracy Nelson's Long Hard Climb Into Obscurity

Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, 1997

EVERYTHING ONE should do to get a big name in showbiz seems to be the opposite of what Tracy Nelson does. No fancy duds to snatch her a mention on Mr. Blackwell's Best Dressed list. No L.A. mansion, no penthouse overlooking Central Park. No formulaic Top 40 hooks to insure her a place on the Billboard survey. 

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