Marti Jones

For Marti Jones, being an artist for A&M Records was a mixed bag. Her first E.P. (Color Me Gone) was produced by David Anderle. She liked how it sounded but the band didn't. Her A&R person was Nancy Jeffries. Marti's husband Don Dixon approached Nancy about using Marti with another band. Nancy's response was to give Marti and Dixon the money that let them work on Unsophisticated Time. Marti recalls it as one of the happiest times in her life. Next came her Used Guitars album. "Well, it all comes down to promotion, promotion, promotion. I finally asked to leave A&M after that [album]. It was a real tearful parting, but I felt like I had to do it because A&M's promotion guy, Charlie Minor, hated my records and never pushed them. He was always a real ass to me. He was really gruff--I was actually scared of him." 

"I reconnected with David Anderle after 20 years. Back in the early '90s he had gotten Sheryl Crow signed to A&M, and when I saw David after all those years I said, 'So, David! Why does Sheryl Crow have my career?' And he said, 'Because you left too soon!'"

 

Sources

The Popdose Interview: Marti Jones. Jon Cummings. Popdose website March 9, 2009.

Recording Years / Label
1985-1988 -  A&M Records
Instruments
vocals, guitar
See associated acts:
Color Me Gone