'Blue Room,' Ana & Milton Popovic (ArtisteXclusive Records, HHHH 1/2)
This May 19 release comes from blues powerhouse daughter Ana Popovic and her father/ guitarist Milton (Milutin), playing rhythm, lead, acoustic and electric guitars depending on song/singer. The album was produced by Jim Gaines (Albert Collins, George Thorogood and others); and it is a musical document of Ana's warm, continuing relationship with her dad, who inspired her career path by jamming with her back in Serbia. They're aided by keyboardist Rick Steff, drummer Steve Potts and a few others.
I especially enjoy the spirited John Lennon cover "I'm Losing You," the nifty "Evening Shadows" (Van Morrison), the blazing "Somebody" (Brannen/Tempchin), "We Used to Know," an old Jethro Tull tune by Ian Anderson and Jimmy Reed's "Baby What's Wrong."
Different listeners may prefer other tracks, but this recording is a blues-guitar-lover's dream.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Jennie Franks, Ian's first wife, lyric writer of Aqualung and present Artistic Director of the Telluride Playwrights Festival. starts at 1.40
Excellent interview with Jennie Franks Director of the TULL-u-ride Festival Thank you Patti She's very smart and I wonder if she would autograph an album cover? Jennie LINK Artistic Director of SPARKy Productions and The Telluride Playwrights Festival. Jennie started SPARKy Productions when she made the award- winning documentary ‘Soft Smoke, AIDS in the Rural West’. After making more documentaries and children’s film, including ‘The Ballad of Arthur Muldoon’ with Terry Jones of Monty Python; she starting The Telluride Playwrights Festival.
Jennie started acting and writing in England where she also wrote lyrics for Jethro Tull in particular ‘Aqualung’. In recent years Jennie has concentrated on writing and producing plays.
She now splits her time between Telluride, Colorado and New York City.
Top 10 Jethro Tull Songs (Greatest Hits) Ian Anderson 32 views Corey Kasem's Top 40 Published on Mar 3, 2019
Although Casey Kasem passed in 2014, this may be connected to his Radio show is spirit. I always enjoyed his upbeat style even though I wasn't that concerned about how songs were judged. To me the BEST TULL SONGS are those that don't get played on radio or win awards...
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT