to January 2011 QMH Show
Williamson: The Early Recordings
And below, I thank
Aussie journalist supreme Sue Barrett for allowing me to
share an in-depth article she wrote on Cris. It is especially enlightening
the coverage of the early recordings.
Though beyond the scope
of this show, I wanted to give information on the other early
non-Olivia release. "Cris Williamson" was released on Ampex,
perhaps without sufficient
promotion. Though the album was done with the proper flare...a gatefold
jacket, with lyrics.
This was 1971, the time of Carole King's "Tapestry," and the
first releases of Carly Simon
and other singer/songwriter artists. By 1973 the label ceased operation.
Its biggest hit was
"We Gotta Get You A Woman" by Todd Rundgren (as "Runt"),
in 1970. See the article
above for a description of how the album was important to Meg Christian,
led to their meeting, and, as they say, the rest was herstory.
In 1981 Olivia Records re-issued the album, though without the gatefold
later it was again released, this time on CD, on Cris' Wolf Moon label.