25 - Singer-Songwriter - 25 Singer-Songwriters Cris...

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25 – Singer-Songwriters Cris Williamson (b.1946) Folk-oriented singer/songwriter o Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, composer Records and tours for 30+ years Pioneer of “women’s (womyn’s) music” The Changer and the Changed o 1 st album produced entirely by women o Huge hit (top independent album release for more than a decade) o Banned by some radio stations die to lyrical content of certain songs (about lesbian relationships) o “Waterfall” (1975) Encourages self-discovery, waking oneself up (“open up your life to the living”) Sensual, suggestive, empowering (but lyrics here are not as direct as other tracks on the album) Olivia Records Founded in 1973 All female recording company Women separated themselves from male dominated institutions 2 nd wave of feminism focused on equal rights for women Singer-songwriters Compose music, write lyrics, perform own songs o Becomes more prominent in early 1970s
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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