January 2011
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 Eleventh Anniversary Show  

This month I'm bringing you "Cris Williamson: The Early Years." Cris is of course iconic for her role in getting the Women's Music Movement off the ground, and for her 45-year history of recordings. Her 1975 release "The Changer and the Changed" was the first huge success for Olivia Records, which in turn allowed them to introduce many other lesbian artists to the world.

But many of her fans may know that there is a music history to be told that pre-dates Olivia Records, by about ten years. This goes back to her high school years in Wyoming, where she released three albums on the Avanti label. As only around 500 copies of each were pressed
these albums are very rare, so this is the music of Cris Williamson you may not be able
to hear, and the reason for this show.

Cris Williamson: The Early Years - 58:10
Cris Williamson - Yesterday (1967)
Cris Williamson - All My Trials (1964)
Cris Williamson - 500 Miles (1964)
Cris Williamson - The House of the Rising Sun (1964)
Cris Williamson - What Have They Done to the Rain? (1964)
Cris Williamson - Hangman (1964)
Cris Williamson - White Dove (1964)
Cris Williamson - West Wind (1964)
Cris Williamson - It Ain't Me Babe (1965)
Cris Williamson - I'm Not Sayin' (1965)
Cris Williamson - Today (1965)
Cris Williamson - More (1965)
Cris Williamson - Daddy You've Been On My Mind (1966)
Cris Williamson - Mr Tambourine Man (1966)
Cris Williamson - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (1966)
Cris Williamson - The Very Last Day (1966)
Cris Williamson - The Last Thing On My Mind (1966)
Cris Williamson - Changes (1966)
Cris Williamson - Hurry Sundown (1967)

   

 

Avanti Records Discography

Artistry of Cris Williamson, 1964
A Step at a Time, 1965
The World Around Cris Williamson, 1966
45: Hurry Sundown / Yesterday, 1967

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